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The <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter of the<br />

National Academy of<br />

Television Arts & Sciences<br />

welcomes you to the<br />

62 nd Annual<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> <strong>Emmy</strong> ® <strong>Awards</strong><br />

6:50 Pre-Show<br />

Join us for Chapter Announcements!<br />

7:00 pm <strong>Emmy</strong> ® <strong>Awards</strong> Presentation<br />

Presentation Order<br />

Categories will be announced<br />

backwards from 28-c to 1-a<br />

The Student <strong>Awards</strong> and Scholarships will<br />

be presented after Category 21


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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!<br />

SILVER<br />

SILVER<br />

PATRONS<br />

PATRON<br />

We salute you for all your hard work<br />

this year and last. Let’s hope in<br />

2021 that we will be able to gather<br />

again in person to celebrate your<br />

achievements! Stay well!<br />

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter<br />

c/o Columbia College, Communication Dept.<br />

33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Ste. 535<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong>, IL 60605<br />

312-369-8600(o) 312-369-8471 (fax)<br />

rcowing@emmyonline.tv<br />

www.chicagoemmy.org


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HOST PAT McGANN<br />

Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in<br />

the comedy world. A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began<br />

stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at<br />

selling packaging. He hustled his way to become the house<br />

emcee at Zanies <strong>Chicago</strong>, where he distinguished himself as<br />

especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father of<br />

three young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit and<br />

relatable take on family life and marriage.<br />

In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening act for<br />

Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs, to theater,<br />

and to arenas, including four sold out shows at Madison Square<br />

Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume,<br />

includes performances on The Late Show with David<br />

Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Montreal’s<br />

famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great<br />

American Comedy Festival and the Nashville Comedy Fest.<br />

McGann still calls <strong>Chicago</strong> home.


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EMMY ® PRODUCTION<br />

thank you to our<br />

volunteer board<br />

members who served<br />

on the production<br />

committee<br />

John Schippman, Committee Chair/<br />

Executive Producer<br />

Diana Borri<br />

Chris Cangilla<br />

Carole Cartwright<br />

Jamie Ceaser<br />

Nicolas DeGrazia<br />

Guy DiBenedetto<br />

David Ephraim<br />

Jessie Garcia<br />

Pam Grimes<br />

Justin Kulovsek<br />

Alefiyah Master<br />

John Owens<br />

Shelley Spencer<br />

Cheryl Stutzke<br />

PRODUCTION<br />

Rich Dziagwa, Editor<br />

Alefiyah Master, Voice-Over<br />

Matt Buckman, Photographer/Editor<br />

Will Sentowski, Photographer<br />

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR<br />

Tim Goldrick<br />

IN MEMORIAM VIDEO<br />

Spirit Juice Studios<br />

LIVE STREAM COORDINATION<br />

Mainstream Media<br />

Zoom Call Participants<br />

Mary Ann Ahern<br />

Elliott Bambrough<br />

Pat Boyle<br />

ryan Chiaverini<br />

Brandis Friedman<br />

Marley Kayden<br />

Phil Rogers<br />

Pat Tomasulo<br />

Mike Toomey<br />

Val Warner<br />

EMMY ® ACCOUNTANTS<br />

AND PEER JUDGING<br />

We are extremely grateful<br />

for the professionalism and<br />

painstaking efforts of our<br />

<strong>Emmy</strong> ® accountants<br />

Joseph Paroubek<br />

Karen Mitchell<br />

Sandra Wilson<br />

Sara Mikuta<br />

and their team at WIPFLI, LLP<br />

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR<br />

Rebekah Cowing<br />

Education/scholarship COORDINATOR<br />

DAN MAGNER


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PRESENTERS<br />

Tanja Babich, WLS<br />

Ray Cortopassi, WGN<br />

Kristin Crowley, WREX<br />

Leon Hendricks, WEEK<br />

Ryan Jenkins, WTMJ<br />

Jesse Kirsch, WLS<br />

Wayne Larrivee, Packers<br />

Radio Network<br />

Erika Maldonado, WGBO<br />

Sandy Maxx, Milwaukee PBS<br />

Emily Ogden, WEEK<br />

Jessica Porter, WKOW<br />

Vahid Sadrzadeh, WBND<br />

Lexi Sutter, WMAQ<br />

FRONTLINE<br />

WORKERS<br />

Peter Chan<br />

Tony Cummings<br />

Kenney Fletcher<br />

Callie Furry<br />

Michael Hoffman<br />

Vik Mehta<br />

Jorge Mujica<br />

Becky Poetker<br />

Kadijah Ray<br />

Yaghnam Yaghnam<br />

THANK YOU FOR YOUR<br />

HELP WITH TONIGHT’S<br />

SHOW!<br />

MILWAUKEE PBS -<br />

BOHDAN ZACHARY, GENERAL MANAGER<br />

WBND - KYLE FOBE, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WEEK - LON LUCAS, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WGBO - TERI ARVESU, VICE PRESIDENT/<br />

DIRECTOR OF CONTENT<br />

WGN - DOMINICK STASI, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WKOW - ED REAMS, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WLS - JENNIFER GRAVES, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WREX – AUDREY MOON, NEWS DIRECTOR<br />

WMAQ - FRANK WHITTAKER, STATION<br />

MANAGER/VP OF NEWS<br />

WTMJ - JEFF KIERNAN, NEWS DIRECTOR


The <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter of the<br />

National Academy of Television Arts and<br />

Sciences thanks Columbia College <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

for their support of the TV Academy<br />

throughout the year.<br />

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CHAPTER<br />

BOARD OF GOVERNORS<br />

Pablo Alfaro<br />

Nick Blumberg<br />

Diana Borri<br />

Gloria Brown<br />

Chris Cangilla<br />

Sunmee Choi<br />

Nicolas DeGrazia<br />

Guy DiBenedetto<br />

Jim Disch<br />

David Ephraim<br />

Melissa Forman<br />

Jessie Garcia<br />

Pam Grimes<br />

Ellee Pai Hong<br />

Lee Hood<br />

Yolanda Joe<br />

Edie Kasten<br />

Ryan Koscielniak<br />

Justin Kulovsek<br />

Erika Maldonado<br />

Current Board Officers<br />

John Owens, President<br />

John Schippman, 1st Vice President<br />

Pam Grimes, 2nd Vice President<br />

David Ephraim, Treasurer<br />

Lee Hood, Secretary<br />

Steve Novak, Immediate Past President<br />

Governors Emeritus<br />

Carole Cartwright<br />

Lenore Dupuis<br />

Donald Ephraim<br />

Thea Flaum<br />

Joyce Gallagher<br />

Steve Novak<br />

Luke Palermo<br />

Ron Weiner<br />

Fred Weintraub<br />

Jack Wilson<br />

National Trustees<br />

Justin Kulovsek<br />

Steve Novak<br />

Shelley Spencer<br />

Roz Varon (alternate)<br />

Alefiyah Master<br />

John Owens<br />

Matt Piacente<br />

Kristin Pichaske<br />

John Schippman<br />

Ron Schofield<br />

Shelley Spencer<br />

Cheryl Stutzke<br />

Tonight’s show is<br />

available with closed<br />

captioning. Please<br />

check your settings<br />

to turn it on or off.


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Results<br />

that<br />

transform<br />

Empowering individuals and<br />

organizations to dream bigger and<br />

accomplish more — time and again.<br />

Wipfli offers our congratulations<br />

to the <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> <strong>Emmy</strong><br />

award winners.<br />

wipfli.com<br />

Audit | Tax | Consulting | Private Wealth


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SPECIAL THANKS<br />

PETER ALEXANDER<br />

BAM STUDIOS – ALEFIYAH MASTER<br />

AARON BERGMAN<br />

BERNSTEIN GLOBAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT - ANDREW JACOBS<br />

CHERISSE CIANGI<br />

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO - ERIC FREEDMAN,<br />

DAVID GREENE, RHIANNON KOEHLER, JOAN MCGRATH,<br />

ERIC SCHOLL, THELMA RICKROY, SHARON ROSS<br />

MARIANA DUNCAN<br />

BRAD EDWARDS<br />

MELISSA FORMAN<br />

GREEN BAY PACKERS - KREGG SHILBAUER<br />

LAROYCE HAWKINS<br />

KAITLYN HERZOG<br />

COLIN HUGHES<br />

KATHLEEN VIRGINA PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

MAINSTREAM MEDIA - NICK BACON, ANGELA BOUR<br />

MARISA MALANGA<br />

DAVE MCCOY<br />

JOSH MORGAN<br />

RONAN MORRISSEY<br />

NATAS NATIONAL OFFICE - DELROY BINGER, ADAM SHARP<br />

NBC SPORTS CHICAGO<br />

NORAH O’DONNELL<br />

KATHY POSNER<br />

STEVE SCHEUER<br />

LINDA SHAFRAN<br />

BETSY SHEPHERD<br />

SPIRIT JUICE STUDIOS - DANIELLE CONKLIN, ROB KACZMARK,<br />

GREG KRAJEWSKI, BRANDON MOROCCO, HALEY ROSSI<br />

JERRY SPRINGER<br />

TRIPLICATE RECORDS - MICHAEL SOUTHARD<br />

GLORIA WILLIAMS<br />

SAMANTHA WNEK<br />

GINGER ZEE<br />

CONGRATULATIONS<br />

TO to ALL all THE the NOMINEES nominees AND WINNERS & winners OF THE of CHICAGO/MIDWEST the 2015 emmy EMMY awards<br />

® AWARDS<br />

proudly crafting the<br />

PROUDLY emmy ® awards CRAFTING for 40 THE years EMMY®<br />

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throughout the show!<br />

Post your <strong>Emmy</strong> Acceptance speech @chi_natas and use<br />

#<strong>Emmy</strong><strong>Chicago</strong><br />

@chi_natas<br />

#<strong>Emmy</strong><strong>Chicago</strong><br />

@chi_natas<br />

Facebook.com/emmyschicago<br />

watch.theemmys.tv


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EMMY ® JUDGING<br />

The <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter is one of 19 regional chapters across the<br />

U.S. As part of the <strong>Emmy</strong> ® process, we judge entries from other chapters<br />

in exchange for television professionals from those regions judging our<br />

entries.<br />

For the 2019-20 awards’ year, 500 judges from our region judged entries<br />

from these chapters:<br />

• Boston/New England Chapter (9 MA, CT, RI, ME, NH, VT markets)<br />

• Heartland (12 CO, KS, NE, OK markets)<br />

• Lower Great Lakes (8 OH, IN, PA markets)<br />

• Lone Star (19 TX markets)<br />

• Mid-Atlantic (9 PA, NJ markets)<br />

• Mid-South (12 TN, NC, AL markets)<br />

• New York (8 NY, NJ, CT markets)<br />

• San Francisco/Northern California (10 CA, HI, NV markets)<br />

• Suncoast (15 FL, LA, AL, PR markets).<br />

As part of this process, more than 600 peer judges from those 9 regional<br />

chapters judged our chapter’s 900 entries based on three criteria:<br />

content, creativity and execution. Judges must have a minimum of<br />

two years professional experience in news, production, programming<br />

or allied media and be directly engaged in or supervise the discipline.<br />

The success of the <strong>Emmy</strong> ® awards process depends on the willingness of<br />

qualified professionals to serve as judges.<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter members who have served as peer judges<br />

tell us that seeing work from other parts of the country has inspired<br />

them, sparked new ideas for future projects of their own and in some<br />

cases showed them what might not work so well. We are always in need<br />

of judges – this year, our season ran from January-October. If you have<br />

questions about judging or are willing to serve as an <strong>Emmy</strong> ® peer judge,<br />

please contact <strong>Emmy</strong> Judging Co-Chairs: Jamie Ceaser or Diana Borri.<br />

Email: jceaser1@aol.com or dianab@brendaborri.com


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2019-2020 <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> <strong>Emmy</strong> ® Nominations List<br />

Category #28-c Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Writing - Short Form (Promos, PSAs,<br />

Commercials, etc.)<br />

• Jason Polevoi, Ryan Duke - #StayHome<strong>Chicago</strong> Coronavirus PSA Campaign. One City Films<br />

• Kane Farabaugh - Apollo 11 Plus 50. Voice of America TV<br />

• Nicolas DeGrazia, Olivia Carberry, Victor Cerda, Dionté Durham - My Story. Your Story. Our<br />

Story. Bitter Jester Studios<br />

Category #28-b Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Writing - <strong>Program</strong> (Non-News)<br />

• Rebecca McCann, Samah Assad - [un]warranted. WBBM<br />

• Chuck Coppola, Harvey Moshman - Eastland: <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Deadliest Day. Moshman<br />

Productions<br />

• Brian Schodorf - <strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad. Schodorf Media<br />

Category #28-a Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Writing - News<br />

• Carl Deffenbaugh - Back in Gear. WITI<br />

• Michael Lowe - Composite. WGN<br />

• Kristin Crowley - Composite. WREX<br />

Category #27-b Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Photography – <strong>Program</strong> (Non-News)<br />

• Ryan Kolegas, Brian Schodorf, Nathan Weber, Jeremiah Hammerling, Victor Maggio -<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad. Schodorf Media<br />

• Samuel Peltz - Composite. Cubs Productions<br />

• Jordan Arseneau - ABC Localish Composite. WLS<br />

• Cameron Downing, Stephen Nitz - <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Best. WGN Studio Productions<br />

Category #27-a Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Photography - News<br />

• Andrew Konkle - Composite. WITI<br />

• Jerry Imig - Composite. WITI<br />

Category #26-c Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Editing - Promotions/ PSAs/<br />

Commercials<br />

• Salvador Gomez - Composite. WYTU<br />

• Cody Baker - Composite. Fighting Irish Media<br />

• Aaron Nowakowski, John Jackowiak, Keith Kilcoyne, Justin Thompson, Artem Okulik -<br />

Comcast Connects <strong>Chicago</strong>. Comcast


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The National Academy of<br />

Television Arts & Sciences<br />

2020 <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong><br />

<strong>Emmy</strong>® <strong>Awards</strong><br />

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Category #26-b Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Editing - <strong>Program</strong> (Non-News)<br />

• Cameron Downing - <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Best. WGN Studio Productions<br />

• Jodain Massad - Composite. Fighting Irish Media<br />

• Alma Garcia Bello - Word on the Street. WLS<br />

• Jordan Arseneau - ABC Localish Composite. WLS<br />

• Pat Gostele, Adam Sobel, Corey Surratt, Chris Simonson, Shane English - 1969 Cubs. Cubs<br />

Productions<br />

• Brian Schodorf, Ashley Nath - <strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad. Schodorf Media<br />

Category #26-a Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Editing - News<br />

• Tim Viste - Composite. WBBM<br />

• Andrew Konkle - Composite. WITI<br />

Category #25 Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Directing<br />

• Michael Gabriele, Scott Marvel - City Pop Bubbles. Daily Planet Productions<br />

• Curtis Matzke - 90 Years of the Music Box Theatre. Unfurnished Films, LLC<br />

• Iván García, Alessandra Martin – Orgullo 2020. WGBO<br />

• Brian Schodorf - <strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad. Schodorf Media<br />

• Trevor Keller, Ryan Ward - You Are The Hero. PBS Wisconsin<br />

Category #24 Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Lighting<br />

• Rob Kaczmark, William Hudson, Danielle Conklin, Branden J. Stanley, Daniel Gebert - Who<br />

is the Priest? Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• Michael Apostolos, Griffin Dennen - ABC 7 "Countdown <strong>Chicago</strong> 2020" Cold Open. Fourline<br />

Creative<br />

Category #23 Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Audio<br />

• Cody Baker – Composite. Fighting Irish Media<br />

• Sam Fishkin, Andrew Twiss, Steve Rashid - Eastland: <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Deadliest Day. Mix Kitchen<br />

• Peter Warnica, Malik Yusef, Brian Schodorf, Dana Mroczek, Larry Davis - <strong>Chicago</strong> at the<br />

Crossroad. Schodorf Media<br />

Category #22 Outstanding Crafts Achievement for Graphics Arts/Animatxion/Art Direction/Set<br />

Design<br />

• Jodain Massad, Kevin Barrett, Tim O'Connor, Cody Baker, Matt Taylor - Composite. Fighting<br />

Irish Media<br />

• Sarah Urquhart, David Johnson, Julia Dourgarian - CBS <strong>Chicago</strong> Image Composite. WBBM


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Category #21-h Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – Traffic/ Transportation<br />

Reporter<br />

• James Stratton - Composite. WREX<br />

• Lauren Victory - The Riding Risk. WBBM<br />

• Roz Varon - Composite. WLS<br />

Category #21-g Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – Investigative Reporter<br />

• Dave Savini - Composite. WBBM<br />

• Hilda Gutiérrez - Composite. WSNS/WMAQ<br />

• Amanda St. Hilaire - Composite. WITI<br />

Category #21-f Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent –General Assignment<br />

Reporter<br />

• Michael Lowe - Composite. WGN<br />

• Jeremy Ross - Composite. WBBM<br />

• Morgan Wolfe - Composite. WMTV<br />

Category #21-e Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – <strong>Program</strong><br />

Narrator/Performer<br />

NO NOMINEES<br />

Category #21-d Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent – <strong>Program</strong> Host/Moderator<br />

• Alex Hernàndez - Morning Vibe. WGBO<br />

• Marley Kayden - <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Best. WGN Studio Productions<br />

• John McGivern - Composite. WMVS<br />

• Amy Rutledge – The Jam. WCIU<br />

• Elliott Bambrough - <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Best Composite. WGN Studio Productions<br />

• Paul Lisnek - Broadway in <strong>Chicago</strong> Backstage: Teatro Zinzanni. Comcast<br />

Category #21-c Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent - Sports<br />

Anchor/Reporter/Play-by-Play<br />

• Sophia Minnaert - Composite. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

• Brian Anderson - Composite. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

Category #21-b Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent - Weather Anchor<br />

• Candice King - Composite. WTVO<br />

• Maria Elena Ponticiello - Composite. WSNS<br />

• Jon Hansen – The Jam. WCIU<br />

Category #21-a Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent - News Anchor<br />

• Anabel Monge - Composite. WSNS<br />

• Terrell Brown - Composite. WLS<br />

• John Stofflet - Composite. WMTV<br />

• Mary Stoker Smith - Composite. WITI<br />

--STUDENT AWARDS ARE NEXT--


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2019-2020 College Student Production<br />

NOMINATIONS LIST<br />

Category #S-7 College Student Production – Talent (Crystal Pillar Eligible Category)<br />

• Joey Safchik Talent Composite: Northwestern University<br />

• Justin Sweetwood Talent Composite: Northwestern University<br />

• Dave Peck Composite: Northwestern University<br />

Category #S-6 College Student Production - Public Service (PSAs)/Commercial (Crystal Pillar Eligible<br />

Category)<br />

• The Future is Here: Ally Kvidt, Molly Gaglione, Kendall Weems, Producers. Loyola University<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• Well of Mercy: Kyle Phelps, Peyton Allen, Taylor Bulla, Zoe Morey, Producers. Loyola University<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• KNTXT: Picturing the Future: Corinne Chapman, Frannie Figel, Laura Qiu, Producers. Loyola<br />

University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

Category #S-5 College Student Production –Sports (Crystal Pillar Eligible Category)<br />

• Escuela de Skate: Curtis Franklin, Director of Photography/Editor/Director; Justin Horowitz,<br />

Producer/Co-Director/Photographer. Northwestern University<br />

• Pete the Public Address Wildcat: Jack Lido, Reporter/Producer. Northwestern University<br />

• Jeremy Manthey One on One with Sterling Fields: Zhamarr Thompkins, Director; Jeremy<br />

Manthey, Host/Producer. Governors State University<br />

Category #S-4 College Student Production – Short Form (Fiction and Non-Fiction) (Crystal Pillar<br />

Eligible Category)<br />

• Miku and the Hunt: Grace Ruggiero, Director. College of DuPage-TV Lab<br />

• Perennial Pilot: Joey Bina, Producer/Photographer. Loyola University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• Behind the Mask: Voices from the Frontline: Keerti Gopal, Director. Northwestern University<br />

• Dairyland: Joey Bina, Photographer. Loyola University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• AJ & Mari: A Remote Romance: Michael Del Rosario, Director. Northwestern University<br />

• Even in Death: Bernard Kato Ewekie, Robert Pesega, Loane Vaguna, Producers/ Photographers.<br />

Loyola University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• The [Remote] Making Of A Musical: Ezri Killeen, Filmmaker. Northwestern University


Cat. #S-3 College Student Production – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs (Crystal Pillar Eligible<br />

Category)<br />

• INK 180: Morgan Guimaraes Casper, Producer/Photographer. Loyola University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• Coen Briefcase Explainer: Nate Schwartz, Producer/Narrator. Northwestern University<br />

• Tuvalu Blues: Annie Kate Raglow, Jacob Pieczynski, Kaitlin McMurry, Producers. Loyola<br />

University <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• The Show Goes on For Artists with Autism: Joey Safchik, Reporter/Producer. Northwestern<br />

University<br />

Category #S-2 College Student Production – General Assignment – Serious News and Light News<br />

(Crystal Pillar Eligible Category)<br />

• Evanston Teacher Tackles Transphobia in the Workplace: Joey Safchik, Reporter/Producer.<br />

Northwestern University<br />

• Si, Yo Soy Afro: Sidnee King, Producer. Northwestern University<br />

• Northwestern's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (two parts): Justin Sweetwood,<br />

Producer/Reporter. Northwestern University<br />

• Survivors Condemn Comparisons Between Quarantine and the Holocaust: Joey Safchik,<br />

Reporter/Producer. Northwestern University<br />

• Daily Life During a Pandemic: Alexa Mikhail, Reporter. Northwestern University<br />

• Uyghur Americans Embrace their Culture Amid Efforts in China to Erase It: Megan Lebowitz,<br />

Reporter. Northwestern University<br />

Category #S-1 College Student Production – Newscast (Crystal Pillar Eligible Category)<br />

• Marquette Now 11/06/19: Margaret Cahill, Executive Producer; Cal Gessner, Director; Kaylee<br />

Staral, Isabell Tuisl, News Anchors; Vanessa Rivera, Producer; Jackson Gross, Sports Anchor;<br />

Kate Hyland, Weather Anchor. Marquette University<br />

• Northwestern News Report -- 11/12/19: Joey Safchik, News Director; Olivia Olander, Politics<br />

Director; Virginia Langmaid, Megan Lebowitz, Executive Producers. Northwestern University<br />

• Northwestern News Network COVID-19 Special Report: Megan Lebowitz, Joey Safchik, News<br />

Directors; Virginia Langmaid, Olivia Olander, Politics Directors; Justin Sweetwood, Executive<br />

Producer. Northwestern University<br />

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Watch our 2020 regional<br />

high school winners at<br />

tinyurl.com/chgovideo.<br />

2021 High School<br />

ProductionCompetition Deadline:<br />

Monday, March 5, 2021


Categories Continued<br />

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Category #20-b Outstanding Achievement for Commercials – Campaign (Award to the Producer)<br />

• Willson Contreras 2019 Campaign: Bill Connors, Executive Producer; Rebecca Cianci, John Crowley,<br />

Chris Smith, Executive Producers; Aaron Nowakowski, Producer, John Jackowiak, Keith Kilcoyne,<br />

Artem Okulik, Justin Thompson, Associate Producers. Comcast<br />

• Notre Dame Football Graduation Campaign: Jodain Massad, Executive Producer; Cody Baker,<br />

Adam Donaldson, Dan Worthington, Producers; Derek Coleman, Jasmine Curry, Amon Kehr,<br />

Meghan Kelly, Tim O'Connor, Emily Ragan, Sydney Sims, Matt Taylor, Associate Producers. Fighting<br />

Irish Media<br />

• Verlo - BAMGAM: Sam Hogerton, Executive Producer. SRH<br />

• Notre Dame Football Signing Day Campaign: Cody Baker, Producer; Jodain Massad, Executive<br />

Producer; Kevin Barrett, Robert Campbell, Matt Taylor, Associate Producers. Fighting Irish Media<br />

Category #20-a Outstanding Achievement for Commercials – Single Spot (Award to the Producer)<br />

• Charmane's Story: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Laura Curran, Deborah Durbin, Tracy Green, Jason<br />

Knade, Rachael Nielson, Marissa Van Kley, Producers. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• Team Jasmin: Scott Marvel, Producer; Michael Gabriele, Producer. Daily Planet Productions<br />

• Greenfire: Robert Burke, Producer. WREX<br />

• Always Fighting, Always Irish: Meghan Kelly, Producer; Jodain Massad, Executive Producer; Cody<br />

Baker, Kevin Barrett, Josh Bates, Robert Campbell, Kayla McBride, Associate Producers. Fighting<br />

Irish Media<br />

• Canon | Everyone Has a Need for Personal Expression: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Terry Abrams,<br />

Lisa Gualtieri Alford, Gianna Aquilina, Jason Knade, Producers. Behold<br />

Category #19-b Outstanding Achievement for <strong>Program</strong>ming Promos (Non-News) Single Spot/Campaign<br />

(Award to the Producer)<br />

• The <strong>Chicago</strong> Cubs on WGN Farewell: Andrew Lennie, Producer; Ryan Johnson, Thomas Vodick,<br />

Producers. WGN<br />

• No Importa La Distancia: Iván García, Producer; Aleksander Banchs, Michael Bania, Ahimme<br />

Cazarez, Jovanny Evans, Diego Guirado, Alessandra Martin, Jacqueline Núñ ez, Fabian Ramirez,<br />

Producers. WGBO<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad Promo: Brian Schodorf, Producer; Chris Dewinter, Michael Ledajaks,<br />

Victor Maggio, Ashley Nath, Chris Palese, Producers. Schodorf Media & October TV<br />

Category #19-a Outstanding Achievement for News Promo Single Spot/Campaign (Award to the<br />

Producer)<br />

• Univision <strong>Chicago</strong> News: Iván García, Producer; Aleksander Banchs, Michael Bania, Ahimme<br />

Cazarez, Jovanny Evans, Diego Guirado, Jacqueline Núñ ez, Fabian Ramirez, Producers. WGBO<br />

• WGN Morning News 25th: Andrew Lennie, Producer; CJ Dugan, Ryan Johnson, Producers. WGN<br />

• Love. Honor. Betrayal.: Nishan Gilmet, Producer; Dave Newkirk, Co-Producer. WBND<br />

• Anatomy: Cornelius Mack, Producer; David Johnson, Sarah Urquhart, Producers. WBBM<br />

• COVID-19: Stay Strong: Kyle Yonkers, Producer. WREX


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Category #18 Outstanding Achievement for Community/Public Service (PSAs) - Single Spot/Campaign<br />

(Award to Producer)<br />

• Giveashit Series: Scott Marvel, Producer; Michael Gabriele, Producer. Daily Planet Productions<br />

• Learn the Recycling Basics: Anderson Castilho, Producer. City Of Evanston Channel 16<br />

• Red Kettle 2019 PSA: Corey Gilbert, Producer; LaRoyce Hawkins, Co-Producer; Jacqueline Rachev,<br />

Jeff Robey, Executive Producers. P3 Mediaworks<br />

• You Will Move Mountains: Greg Marshall, Producer; David Busse, Dave Kang, Producers. CI Design<br />

• #StayHome<strong>Chicago</strong> Coronavirus PSA Campaign: Jason Polevoi, Producer; Ryan Duke, Producer.<br />

One City Films<br />

• Here. Together We Fight Antisemitism.: Daniel Vital, Producer; Susan Bleser, Joy Schwartz,<br />

Executive Producers. Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan <strong>Chicago</strong><br />

Category #17 Outstanding Achievement for Lifestyle <strong>Program</strong>ming - <strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series/Segment<br />

(Award to the Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Food To Go: Chris Jackson, Executive Producer; Steve Bailey, Bri Burkey, Christopher<br />

Cangilla, Adriana Dougherty, Ashley Howard, Larry Kilgore, Enrique Reyes Martinez, Kevin<br />

Quatman, Harry Wahl, Producers; Jon Hansen, Host. WCIU<br />

• Living Healthy <strong>Chicago</strong>: Melissa Kula, Producer; John Paul Biciunas, Greg Larson, Stephen Nitz,<br />

Producers; Jackie Bender, Jane Monzures, Hosts. WGN Studio Productions<br />

Category #16 Outstanding Achievement for Human Interest <strong>Program</strong>ming -<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series/Segment (Award to the Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Saving Migrant Lives in the Arizona Desert: Javi Zubizarreta, Senior Producer; Michael Burke, Josh<br />

Long, Producers. Grotto Network<br />

• Forever Home: Simon Edelman, Executive Producer; Holly Copeland, Executive Producer; Kelly<br />

Jansen, Producer. Syncro Studios<br />

• Into the Breach - Suffering: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Carl Anderson, Greg Krajewski, Kyle<br />

Montgomery, David Naglieri, Rachael Nielson, Damien O'Connor, Frank Ramirez, Branden J.<br />

Stanley, Producers; Jonathan Reyes, Executive Producer. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• The Biggest Catch: Nicolas DeGrazia, Daniel Kullman, Stacey Wahlberg, Executive Producers; Casey<br />

Callaghan, Martha Callaghan, Shane Callaghan, Associate Producers. Cal’s Angels and Bitter Jester<br />

Studios<br />

Category #15 Outstanding Achievement for Children/Youth/Teen <strong>Program</strong>ming -<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series (Award to the Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Adventures of Em: Ross Gerbasi, Executive Producer; Red Clark, Executive Producer; Jennifer<br />

Beese, Alex Cliff, Co-Producers; Deborah Gerbasi, Rebekah Lieto, Supervising Producers. Project<br />

Adventure, Inc<br />

• Kids in Crisis: Hannah and Amaii: Maryann Lazarski, Producer; Scottie Lee Meyers, Producer; Darin<br />

Malkowski, Co-Producer. WMVS<br />

• Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary: Mia Forslund, Producer; Megan Monday, Executive<br />

Producer. PBS Wisconsin


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Category #14-b Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment <strong>Program</strong>ming –Segment (Award to<br />

the Producer/Host/Performer)<br />

• Milwaukee Bonsai Society - The Arts Page: Tiff Pua, Producer; Sandy Maxx, Host; Brian Ewig, Gail<br />

G. Grzybowski, Jeff Moorbeck, Co-Producers. WMVS<br />

• Arts/Industry: Talia Mukmel: Robert Dumville, Producer; Beth Bretl, Camm Rowland, Producers;<br />

Tasha Peterson, Senior Producer; Tom Kermgard, Executive Producer. Kohler Company<br />

• Reborn Dolls: Justyna Syska, Producer. WLS<br />

• Deaf StorySlam - The Arts Page: Tiff Pua, Producer; Sandy Maxx, Host; Brian Ewig, Darin<br />

Malkowski, Jeff Mlagan, Jason Piekarz, Co-Producers. WMVS<br />

Category #14-a Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment <strong>Program</strong>ming –<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series (Award to the Producer/Host/Performer)<br />

• 12's Season to Celebrate: Benjamin Lorber, Producer; Kris Anderson, John Eddy, Michael<br />

Eichstaedt, John Klawikowski, George Kmetty, Susan MacDonald, Joel Schulteis, Steve Schwinn,<br />

Dewayne Walls, Producers; Joyce Garbaciak, Patrick Paolantonio, Hosts; Sally Severson, Reporter.<br />

WISN<br />

• Music from Madeline Island: Deb Piper, Producer; Steve Doebel, Executive Producer; Josh Kappler,<br />

Co-Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• Eye On The Arts | Ep. 505: Tony Santucci, Producer; Connor Burge, Justin Hill, Rutch Johnson,<br />

Segment Producers. Lakeshore Public Media<br />

• The Light: Zhalarina Sanders, Producer; Jake Penner, Producer; James Donovan, Rodney Lambright,<br />

Beauxregard Neylon, Cailin Short, Ryan Ward, Co-Producers; Trevor Keller, Managing Producer;<br />

Laurie Gorman, Executive Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• Word on the Street: the <strong>Chicago</strong> Graffiti Renaissance: Matt Knutson, Executive Producer; Jordan<br />

Arseneau, Alma Garcia Bello, Kevin Coval, Martina Platanias, Producers; Val Warner, Host. WLS<br />

Category #13 Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage – Live/Edited (other than News or<br />

Sports) (Award to the Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Auto Show: Rebecca McCann, Producer; Ryan Baker, Ed Curran, Yasmeen Hassan, Hosts;<br />

Patrick Hartney, Lana Hinshaw-Klann, Rick Kramer, Mark Losiniecki, Tracy O'Brien, Alfredo Roman,<br />

Don Stanke, Robert Thompson, Tim Viste, Producers. WBBM<br />

• 2019 WSMA State Honors Concerts: John Gerbig, Producer; Steve Doebel, Executive Producer;<br />

Deb Piper, Co-Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• ABC7 Presents the <strong>Chicago</strong> Auto Show: Holly Grisham Conroy, Executive Producer; John Best,<br />

Supervising Producer; Amy Beskar, Mark Bilek, Catheen Karp, Tim Kelleher, Tony Juris, Jessica Kelly,<br />

Chris Konecki, Kyle Longnecker, Jennifer Morand, Christine Reller, Dave Sloan, Kim Stevens, Justyna<br />

Syska, Danny Tag, Producers; Mark Giangreco, Jim Rose, Hosts; Ravi Baichwal, Tracy Butler, Ryan<br />

Chiaverini, Cheryl Scott, Roz Varon, Valerie Warner, Correspondents. WLS<br />

• Countdown <strong>Chicago</strong> 2020: Mary Hynes Fournier, Producer; Matt Knutson, Executive Producer;<br />

Hank Mendheim, Senior Producer; Cathleen Karp, Coordinating Producer; Terrell Brown,<br />

Host/Producer; Ryan Chiaverini, Janet Davies, Mark Giangreco, Liz Nagy, Hosea Sanders, Cheryl<br />

Scott, Val Warner, Hosts; Jordan Arseneau, Alma Garcia Bello, Anthony Conway, Andrea Dres, Mike<br />

Janowski, Jina Mackin, Martina Platanias, Justyna Syska, Dawn Watkins, Producers; Stephanie<br />

Drucker, Rachel Pellegrino, Associate Producers. WLS


2020 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS<br />

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Watch scholarship acceptance speeches at<br />

https://tinyurl.com/scholarspeech<br />

With this year’s total of 8 scholarships – totaling $32,500 – the program has passed<br />

$530,000 in terms of funds distributed. Long-time scholarship donors have joined<br />

with the NATAS <strong>Chicago</strong> Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to help encourage the<br />

next generation.<br />

Named scholarship donors have included: Roger & Chas Ebert, Sheldon Cooper,<br />

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom creators Don & Lorena Meier, Columbia College’s<br />

Ed Morris and Luke Palermo, Tom Skilling, the Ephraim Family, and Carole Cartwright in<br />

memory of her husband, WMAQ Engineering Director Gene Cartwright.<br />

Thus far, more than 153 students attending 39 different Universities in 15 states have<br />

benefited from these scholarships. Many of the Chapter’s scholarship recipients have<br />

gone on to successful careers as reporters, anchors, weathercasters, producers, and<br />

editors.<br />

sharon a. palermo memorial scholarship<br />

patrick thomas keen, columbia college chicago<br />

Patrick’s goal is to work in TV and New Media at the intersection of<br />

technology, storytelling, social good, and environmental action. His<br />

production of a virtual reality documentary received Columbia’s<br />

College’s prestigious Albert P.. Weisman Award.<br />

t<br />

tom skilling scholarship<br />

anthony landahl, bradley university<br />

Anthony’s ambition is to become a mulitmedia journalist. Working<br />

actively towards that goal, Anthony has interned at WGN, WEEK/WHOI<br />

in Peoria, and produced stories for local public radio.<br />

ephraim family foundation scholarship<br />

joey safchik, northwestern university<br />

Joey is the News Director and Chief Correspondant for the<br />

Northwestern News Network. Already, she has done reporting of<br />

stories from Washington D.C. to Palestine. Her goal is to become an<br />

international correpondant.


2020 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP<br />

RECIPIENTS<br />

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tom skilling scholarship<br />

molly ptacek, columbia college chicago<br />

Molly’s goal is to write and produce comedy and drama<br />

television and she’s had a wide variety of experiences behind<br />

and in front of the camera already. Molly is on the Dean’s List<br />

and is a member of the National Honor Society.<br />

bernstein global wealth management<br />

scholarship<br />

seungjoo oh, northwestern university<br />

Seungjoo Oh is majoring in Radio/TV Film and minoring in<br />

Asian Humanities and Music Technology. He hopes to build<br />

a bridge between American and Korean culture by bringing<br />

Korean drama formats to an American audience.<br />

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FOUNDATION<br />

Donate to our Scholarship Fund!<br />

We give scholarships to assist and encourage the best<br />

students studying journalism, broadcast, production, and<br />

communications.<br />

Donations go to the NATAS <strong>Chicago</strong> Foundation, a 501(c)3<br />

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To give, go to tinyurl.com/emmydonate.


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2020 HIGH SCHOOL<br />

SCHOLARSHIP<br />

RECIPIENTS<br />

Watch scholarship acceptance speeches at<br />

https://tinyurl.com/scholarspeech<br />

silver circle scholarship<br />

noah semeria, naperville north high school,<br />

attending chapman university<br />

Noah’s video work has been represented in over 30 Film Festivals<br />

and he has won multiple NATAS <strong>Chicago</strong>/<strong>Midwest</strong> Chapter Crystal<br />

Pillar <strong>Awards</strong>. He has also worked with several professional television<br />

production companies.<br />

paul lisnek scholarship<br />

derryl barnes, south elgin high school/beacon<br />

academy, attending the university of miami<br />

Derryl was an active participant in the South Elgin High School’s<br />

Television <strong>Program</strong>, co-anchoring the school’s weekly “Friday<br />

Lighting,” as well as the daily morning show. His goal is to be a news<br />

anchor.<br />

board of governors’ scholarship<br />

ethan levy, glenbrook north high school,<br />

attending university of missouri - columbia<br />

Ethan served as Executive Producer of the Glenbrook North student<br />

produced show, “Spartan News Now” and he was in charge of the<br />

live event production crew. He loves all aspects of behind the<br />

scenes work and perfecting technical elements. Ethan also won the<br />

National NATAS Trustees Linda Giannecchini Memorial Scholarship.<br />

Scholarship Deadlines Upcoming!<br />

Friday, February 19, 2021<br />

for current college students.<br />

$5,000 scholarships available<br />

Friday, March 19, 2021<br />

for current high school seniors.<br />

$2,500 scholarships available


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Category #12-c Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current/Community Affairs <strong>Program</strong>ming – Segment<br />

(Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

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• 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year - Eric Combs: Steven Walsh, Producer; Rumen Andonov, Bridget<br />

Shanahan, Producers. Lucid Creative Agency<br />

• The El Paso Pilgrimage: Javi Zubizarreta, Senior Producer; Michael Burke, Josh Long, Producers;<br />

Elizabeth Colleran, Tara Kelly, Ben Kruis, Erin Williams, Associate Producers. Grotto Network<br />

• Called by God: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Bishop Robert Barron, Danielle Conklin, Joseph Gloor, Fr.<br />

Stephen Grunow, Branden J. Stanley, Producers. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• Cutting the Stigma: New Workshop Trains Hair Stylists To Help With Mental Health of Clients:<br />

Maryann Lazarski, Producer; Brian Ewig, Scottie Lee Meyers, Producers; Darin Malkowski, Stephanie<br />

Schreiber, Associate Producers. WMVS<br />

Category #12-b Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current/Community Affairs <strong>Program</strong>ming – Series<br />

(Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Heart & Soul - Gospel Fest Special: Justyna Syska, Producer; Cheryl Burton, Hosea Sanders, Hosts;<br />

Terrell Brown, Correspondent; Tim Kelleher, Matt Knutson, Dave Lee, Producers.<br />

WLS<br />

• Orgullo 2020: Iván García, Producer; Aleksander Banchs, Michael Bania, Ahimme Cazarez, Jovanny<br />

Evans, Diego Guirado, Alessandra Martin, Jacqueline Núñ ez, Fabian Ramirez, Producers. WGBO<br />

• COVID 19 Pandemic: Dina Bair, Host/Producer; Katharin Czink, Mike D'Angelo, Kevin Doellman, Faune<br />

Evans, Steve Scheuer, Sergey Zharkiy, Producers. WGN<br />

• Unstoppables: Iván García,, Producer; Aleksander Banchs, Michael Bania, Ahimme Cazarez, Jovanny<br />

Evans, Diego Guirado, Alessandra Martin, Jacqueline Núñ ez, Fabian Ramirez, Producers. WGBO<br />

• Building A Better <strong>Chicago</strong>: Affordable Housing Series: Will Jones, Reporter; Stacey Baca, Leah Hope,<br />

Mark Rivera, Sarah Schulte, Reporters; Adriana Aguilar, Jason Brasser, Ann Marie Esp, Jonathan Fagg,<br />

Octavio Lopez, Jim Mastri, Mark Nordby, Producers. WLS<br />

• Firsthand: Gun Violence: Dan Protess, Producer; Anne Gleason, Executive Producer.<br />

WTTW<br />

Category #12-a Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current/Community Affairs <strong>Program</strong>ming –<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Firsthand: Coronavirus: Pat Odom, Producer; Anne Gleason, Dan Protess, Executive Producers; Jessica<br />

Martinaitis, Associate Producer. WTTW<br />

• 2020 Visionaries: Celebrating <strong>Chicago</strong> Women: Matt Knutson, Executive Producer; Jordan Arseneau,<br />

Sarah Baniak, Holly Grisham Conroy, Justyna Syska, Producers; Tanja Babich, Stacey Baca, Cheryl<br />

Burton, Judy Hsu, Karen Jordan, Hosts. WLS<br />

• Asian Influences: Standing Strong: Holly Grisham Conroy, Producer; Judy Hsu, Host; Ravi Baichwal,<br />

Cate Cauguiran, Eric Horng, Correspondents; Tim Kelleher, Justyna Syska, Producers. WLS


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• UPFRONT: The Interrupters: Adrienne Pedersen, Host/Reporter; John Eddy, Susan MacDonald,<br />

Producers. WISN<br />

• The COVID-19 Divide: Lourdes Duarte, Producer; Mike D'Angelo, Kevin Doellman, Tyra Martin, Micah<br />

Materre, Vicky Thomas, Producers. WGN<br />

Category #11-b Outstanding Achievement for Magazine <strong>Program</strong>ming – Segment (Award to<br />

Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Mystery of Shattered Glass: Larry Potash, Reporter; Mike D'Angelo, Co-Producer. WGN<br />

• A LEGO Love Story: Ryan Ward, Producer; Steve Dorchester, Josh Kappler, Brandon Ribordy, Co-<br />

Producers. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• Everyday Heroes - No Greater Love: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Carl Anderson, John Castillo, Maria<br />

Castillo, Daniel Gebert, Greg Krajewski, David Naglieri, Rachael Nielson, Producers. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• Everyday Heroes - Running for Grace: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Carl Anderson, Greg Krajewski, Trever<br />

Miller, David Naglieri, Rachael Nielson, Branden J. Stanley, Producers. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

• You Are The Hero: Trevor Keller, Producer; Ryan Ward, Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

Category #11-a Outstanding Achievement for Magazine <strong>Program</strong>ming - <strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series (Award to<br />

Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Backstory with Larry Potash: Larry Potash, Reporter; Mike D’Angelo, Producer. WGN<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Best: 300th Episode: Tansy Soltysiak, Executive Producer; Imelda Valencia Cuevas, Cameron<br />

Downing, Greg Larson, Stephen Nitz, Emma Paley, Producers; Elliott Bambrough, Marley Kayden,<br />

Hosts. WGN Studio Productions<br />

• Built To Last: Foundation of the Nation: Sean Murray, Executive Producer; John Lenart, Kevin Maci,<br />

Eve Saxon, Marilyn Wulff, Producers; Vince Chavez, Co-Executive Producer. WLS/AnswersMedia<br />

• Around the Farm Table: Preserving the Summer: Colin Crowley, Producer; Inga Witscher, Host; Rick<br />

Witscher, Contributing Producer; Mike Baron, James Donovan, Field Producers; Steve Doebel,<br />

Executive Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• Check, Please!: Erica Gunderson, Producer; David Manilow, Executive Producer. WTTW<br />

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Categories Continued<br />

Category #10 Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion <strong>Program</strong>ming - <strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series/<br />

Segment (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Milwaukee County Executive Debate: Adrienne Pedersen, Host/Reporter; Renee Raffaelli Bakken, John<br />

Eddy, George Kmetty, Susan MacDonald, Producers; Matt Smith, Reporter. WISN<br />

• COVID-19 Special Report: Josh Morgan, Executive Producer; Kristin Crowley, James Stratton, Hosts; Ben<br />

Hundt, Gus Polly, Kyle Yonkers, Producers; Dan Cohen, Reporter. WREX<br />

• Former President Jimmy Carter Turns 95: Kane Farabaugh, Producer/Host. Voice of America TV<br />

• Talk a Blues Streak: Hector Perez, Producer; Richard Shurman, Host; Charlie Celenza, Bennett Grossman,<br />

Linda Melazzo, Daniel Perez, Billy Prewitt, Producers. Rocket Productions, Inc<br />

Category #9 Outstanding Achievement for Informational/Instructional <strong>Program</strong>ming -<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special/Series/Feature/Segment (Award to Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Project: Tornado: Josh Morgan, Executive Producer; Alex Kirchner, Host; Justin Ballard, Tommie Owens,<br />

Reporters; Andy Carrigan, Ben Hundt, Audrey Moon, Kyle Yonkers, Producers. WREX<br />

• Kindness in the Classroom: Ryan Hendricks, Producer; Megan Monday, Executive Producer. PBS<br />

Wisconsin<br />

Category #8-c Outstanding Achievement for Documentary <strong>Program</strong>s - Topical (Award to Producer)<br />

• Wisconsin Under the Gun: Alison Momeyer, Executive Producer; Audrey Gruber, Lorri Leighton, Jason<br />

Pheister, Executive Producers; Andrew Fiscus, Diane Irving, Bryan Levin, Producers. Spectrum News 1<br />

Wisconsin<br />

• Love. Honor. Betrayal.: Kyle Fobe, Producer; Eric Bellinger, Brian Conybeare, Heather Ferrell, Nishan<br />

Gilmet, Todd Madding, Producers. WBND<br />

• Reaching Out to the Unaffiliated: Rob Kaczmark, Producer; Bishop Robert Barron, Joseph Gloor, Father<br />

Steve Grunow, Greg Krajewski, David Spesia, Christian Surtz, Producers. Spirit Juice Studios<br />

Category #8-b Outstanding Achievement for Documentary <strong>Program</strong>s - Historical (Award to Producer)<br />

• A Court at the Heart of America: Gary Wente, Executive Producer; Tim Whitney, Supervising Producer;<br />

Darren Niesley, Field Producer; Ryan Pribyl, Andrew Schuurmann, Jim Sippel, Associate Producers.<br />

Courtmedia, LLC<br />

• Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin's Showman: Holly L. De Ruyter, Producer; Grant Fenster, Laurie Gorman, Josh<br />

Kappler, Peter Kleppin, Producers. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• Final Transports: The Holocaust Stories of Magda and George: Kelley Szany, Producer; Susan Abrams, Ken<br />

Winikur, Producers. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center/Winikur Productions<br />

• Eastland: <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Deadliest Day: Harvey Moshman, Executive Producer; Chuck Coppola, Executive<br />

Producer. Moshman Productions<br />

• 90 Years of the Music Box Theatre: Curtis Matzke, Producer. Unfurnished Films, LLC<br />

Category #8-a Outstanding Achievement for Documentary <strong>Program</strong>s - Cultural (Award to Producer)<br />

• Acapocalypse! A Cappella's New Note: Colin Crowley, Producer; James Donovan, Field Producer; Steve<br />

Doebel, Executive Producer. PBS Wisconsin<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> at the Crossroad: Brian Schodorf, Executive Producer; Afrika Porter, Malik Yusef, Executive<br />

Producers; Rahman Ayi, Malachi Gross, Ryan Kolegas, Victor Maggio, Linda Mensch, Burundi Partlow,<br />

Nathan Weber, Producers; Alisa Inez, Associate Producer; Phil Jackson, Debra Wesley, Co-Producers.<br />

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Apply today! Applicants must be age<br />

18-26 and submissions are due by<br />

Jan. 1, 2021. Go to<br />

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for more information.<br />

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Silver Circle Nominations are always accepted!<br />

are always accepted! Go to<br />

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Category #7-g Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s – Documentary (Award to Producer)<br />

• The Sandberg Game: Pat Gostele, Producer; Mike McCarthy, Matt Romito, Mike Santini, Executive<br />

Producers; Drew Clark, Shane English, Jim Oboikowitch, Samuel Peltz, Ryne Sandberg, Adam Sobel, Corey<br />

Surratt, Chris Zacarias, Producers. Cubs Productions/Marquee Sports Network<br />

• Legacy. Episode 8 - 100 Seasons of the Green Bay Packers - Return to Glory 1990 - 1999: Kregg Shilbauer,<br />

Producer; Kate Burgess, Cliff Christl, Gabrielle Dow, Brent Hensel, Katie Hermsen, Joan Malcheski, Mark<br />

Murphy, Aaron Popkey, Jim Rivett, Shelly Young, Producers; Kevin Harlan, Producer/Host. Green Bay<br />

Packers<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks "On the Clock 2019": Adam Kempenaar, Executive Producer; Grace Aldrich, William<br />

Armistead, Aaron Asbury, Jeremy Bloom, Patrick Dahl, Eric Lear, Paul Nero, Tim Reilly, Ben Sabal, Spencer<br />

Wehde, Producers. Banner/<strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks<br />

• As Fast as Her: Eric Lear, Producer; Spencer Wehde, Producer; Adam Kempenaar, Executive Producer.<br />

Banner/<strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks<br />

Category #7-f Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s – Interview/Discussion <strong>Program</strong>ming (Award to<br />

the Producer/Reporter/Host)<br />

• Bucks Town Hall: Tony P. Tortorici, Executive Producer; Jim Paschke, Host; Zora Stephenson, Reporter;<br />

Jordan Austin, Trevor Fleck, Erich Manwarren, Chris Moore, Bob Rohde, Riley Schmidt, James Stewart, Jr.,<br />

Producers. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

• Cubs Hall of Fame Roundtable: Matt Romito, Executive Producer; William Armistead, Drew Clark, Jessica<br />

Conquest, Pat Gostele, Alex Hocking, Matea Losenegger, Jim Oboikowitch, Samuel Peltz, Adam Sobel,<br />

Corey Surratt, Chris Zacarias, Producers. Banner/Cubs Productions<br />

Category #7-e Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s - Sporting Event/Game - Live/Unedited<br />

<strong>Program</strong>/Special (Award to the Producer/Reporter/Host)<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks Game Presentation: Chris Slepokura, Producer. <strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks<br />

• Bucks-Lakers Showdown: Tony Tortorici, Producer; Daniel Kuehner, John Walsh, Producers; Marques<br />

Johnson, Jim Paschke, Hosts; Zora Stephenson, Reporter. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

Category #7-d Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s – One Time Special (Award to the<br />

Producer/Host/Reporter)<br />

• Be <strong>Chicago</strong>: Together We Can: John Schippman, Executive Producer; Kevin Cross, Senior Executive<br />

Producer; Kevin Anderson, Matt Buckman, Mike Cappozzo, Joaquin Carrig, Jessica Felten, Eric Fogle, Tim<br />

Goldrick, Ray Kallmeyer, Joe Klontz, Sarah Lauch, Ed McGregor, Ryan McGuffey, John Nock, Jeff Nuich,<br />

Kristina Quinn, Nikki Wasserman, Danielle Wysocki, Adam Yingst, Producers; Pat Boyle, Chuck Garfien,<br />

Kendall Gill, Jason Goff, Laurence Holmes, David Kaplan, Eddie Olczyk, Leila Rahimi, Hosts. NBC Sports<br />

<strong>Chicago</strong><br />

• Spotlight: Bucks Up Close: Tony Tortorici, Producer; Trevor Fleck, Mario Hurt, Nicole Kunkel, Nick Monroe,<br />

Chris Moore, Ujash Patel, James Stewart, Jr., Producers; Marques Johnson, Steve Novak, Jim Paschke,<br />

Reporters; Zora Stephenson, Host. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

• Savoring Sweetness: The Life & Times of Walter Payton: Rick Tarsitano, Executive Producer; Jarrett<br />

Payton, Reporter; Jeff Armstrong, Leo Brucato, Nelson Howard, Sean Maroney, Patrick Parmenter, Brad<br />

Piper, Steve Scheuer, Producers; Larry Hawley, Joel Liberatore, Associate Producers. WGN<br />

• 1969 Cubs: Matt Romito, Executive Producer; Drew Clark, Shane English, Pat Gostele, Shane Magwire,<br />

Samuel Peltz, Chris Simonson, Adam Sobel, Corey Surratt, Chris Zacarias, Producers. Cubs Productions


Category #7-c Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s – <strong>Program</strong> Series - Post-Produced or Edited<br />

(Award to the Producer/Reporter)<br />

• Destination Outdoors: Steve Scheuer, Producer; Lauren Magiera, Host; Andrew Lennie, Vince Tagle,<br />

Sergey Zharkiy, Producers. WGN<br />

• Cubs 162: Matt Romito, Executive Producer; Mike McCarthy, Mike Santini, Executive Producers; Drew<br />

Clark, Shane English, Kelly King, Shane Magwire, Jim Oboikowitch, Samuel Peltz, Chris Simonson, Corey<br />

Surratt, Chris Zacarias, Producers. Cubs Productions/Marquee Sports Network<br />

Category #7-b Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s – <strong>Program</strong> Series - Live (Award to the<br />

Producer/Reporter)<br />

• Packers TV Network Pregame in Canada: Lance Allan, Host/Reporter; John Kuhn, Host; Michael<br />

Atkinson, Gabrielle Dow, Kregg Shilbauer, Producers. Green Bay Packers<br />

• Bucks Live Home Opener: Tony Tortorici, Producer; Chris Moore, Rick Palermo, James Stewart, Jr., John<br />

Walsh, Producers; Craig Coshun, Marques Johnson, Dario Melendez, Steve Novak, Hosts; Jim Paschke,<br />

Zora Stephenson, Reporters. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

• Fox 11 Sports Pregame Show: Katie Pirwitz, Producer; TJ Blystone, Juli Buehler, John Doran, Ben<br />

Krumholz, Mark Leland, Gabrielle Mays, Michelle Melby, Josh Moser, Ryan Wing, Producers. WLUK<br />

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Category #7-a Outstanding Achievement for Sports <strong>Program</strong>s - <strong>Program</strong> Feature/Segment (Award to the<br />

Producer/Reporter)<br />

• Playing for Justice: Zora Stephenson, Reporter; Jose Castillo, Chris Moore, Nick Monroe, Tony Tortorici,<br />

Producers. Fox Sports Wisconsin<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks "Whose Mom is it Anyway?": Adam Kempenaar, Executive Producer; Grace Aldrich,<br />

William Armistead, Patrick Dahl, Tom Jurgensen, Annie Kalfas, Eric Lear, Matea Losenegger, Paul Nero,<br />

Spencer Wehde, Taylor Wilder, Producers; Banner/<strong>Chicago</strong> Blackhawks<br />

• Live Like Reid: Jodain Massad, Executive Producer; Adam Donaldson, Chris Steward, Producers; Kevin<br />

Barrett, Dan Colleran, Associate Producers. Fighting Irish Media<br />

• Mitchell Henry: Husband, Brother and Son: Kregg Shilbauer, Producer; Adam Hoebelheinrich, Mike<br />

Vandersnick, Producers; Wes Hodkiewicz, Reporter. Green Bay Packers<br />

Category #6-m Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Societal Concerns (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Turning Hurt to Hope: Elise Preston, Reporter; Paul Marble, Co-Producer. WTMJ<br />

• Journey of a Gun: Charles Benson, Reporter; Tamott Wolverton Co-Producer.<br />

WTMJ<br />

• Lives on the Line: Josh Morgan, Executive Producer; Audrey Moon, Executive Producer; Kristin Crowley,<br />

Evan Leake, James Stratton, Mary Sugden, Taylor Utzig, Reporters; Andy Carrigan, Peter Gungel, Ben<br />

Hundt, Nick Landi, Kurtis Lawler, Breane Lyga, Kyle Yonkers, Producers.<br />

WREX<br />

• Marlen Ochoa - Un Año de Doble Dolor: Jorge DeSantiago, Reporter; Nitzia Alvarez, Mario<br />

Bernal, Michelle Miner, Casey Mitchell, Phillip Sierra, Producers. WSNS<br />

• My Brother's Keeper: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Erik Arendt, Kevin Doellman, Brad Piper, Producers. WGN<br />

• Wiser Than Their Years In Some of the Most Dangerous Ways: Irika Sargent, Reporter; Reed Nolan,<br />

Alfredo Roman, DeAndra Taylor, Carol Thompson, Robert Thompson, Tim Viste, Producers. WBBM


Category #6-l Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Weather (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Weather Wise: Kyle Yonkers, Producer; Alex Kirchner, Reporter; Robert Burke, Kurtis Lawler, Producers.<br />

WREX<br />

• Rattled in Puerto Rico: Lourdes Duarte, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Producer. WGN<br />

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Category #6-k Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Sports (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• More Than Tennis: Aaron Maybin, Reporter; Aaron Frye, David McAlister, LeeAnn Watson, Producers.<br />

WITI<br />

• Packers Photographer Captures History With Art: Lance Allan, Reporter; Tamott Wolverton, Co-Producer.<br />

WTMJ<br />

• Fittest Seated Man on Earth: Stephen Watson, Reporter. WISN<br />

• So Long to the Cubs: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Producer; Mike D'Angelo, Robert Vorwald,<br />

Producers. WGN<br />

Category #6-j Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Religion (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Catching the Christmas Spirit: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Producer. WGN<br />

• Father Smyth: Minister or Monster: Brad Edwards, Reporter; Dan Kraemer, Kayla Molander, Reed Nolan,<br />

Timothy Viste, Producers. WBBM<br />

Category #6-i Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Military (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Labor of Love: Pauleen Le, Reporter; Dan Blanchard, Producer. WDJT<br />

• Wounded But Not Broken: Erin Ivory, Reporter; Derek Johnson, Phillip Mangles, Brad Piper, Producers.<br />

WGN<br />

• Hogs For Heroes: John Stofflet, Producer; Jeremy Nichols, Producer. WMTV<br />

• The Scar Spangled Banner: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Mike D'Angelo, Chris Neale, Brad Piper, Sandy Pudar,<br />

Producers. WGN<br />

Category #6-h Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Politics/Government (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• 'Lives are in Danger': Security Fails at <strong>Chicago</strong>'s Airports: Brad Edwards, Reporter; Dave Savini, Reporter;<br />

Samah Assad, Michele Youngerman, Producers; Patrick Hartney, Michael Klingele, Reed Nolan, Alfredo<br />

Roman, Tim Viste, Scott Wilson, Associate Producers. WBBM<br />

• The Governor's Emails: Amanda St. Hilaire, Reporter; Jerry Imig, Andrew Konkle, Tim Primeau, LeeAnn<br />

Watson, Producers. WITI<br />

• Blind Citizenship: Charles De Mar, Reporter; Greg Kelly, Alfredo Roman, Producers.<br />

WBBM<br />

Category #6-g Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Human Interest (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Letter to Levi: Leah Linscheid, Reporter. WISC<br />

• Finding Family: Ted Perry, Reporter; Jerry Imig, Sara Smith, Producers. WITI<br />

• A Voice in the Void: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Jeremy Mews, Rick Strasser, Producers.<br />

WGN


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• Alligators -- the Chance for Better Health: Dina Bair, Reporter/Producer; Katharin Czink, Steve Scheuer,<br />

Producers. WGN<br />

• Hit & Runner: Jeremy Ross, Reporter; Maggie Huynh, Jeff Langan, DeAndra Taylor, Producers. WBBM<br />

• Hole In My Heart: Morgan Wolfe, Producer. WMTV<br />

Category #6-f Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Health/Science (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Building A Connection: Ashley Sears, Reporter/Producer; Ben Handelman. WITI<br />

• COVID-19: Nursing Home Crisis/Crisis en los Asilos: Hilda Gutiérrez, Reporter/Producer; Raul Quiñ ones,<br />

Co-Producer. WSNS<br />

• Apollo 11 Plus 50: Kane Farabaugh, Producer. Voice of America TV<br />

• Perfect: Bryan Polcyn, Reporter; Jeffrey Frings, Jerry Imig, Tim Primeau, Producers. WITI<br />

• Brier the Brave: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Jeremy Mews, Sean Leidigh, Producers. WGN<br />

• Am I Really That Sick?: Andrew Konkle, Producer; Carl Deffenbaugh, Reporter; Sara Smith, Producer. WITI<br />

Category #6-e Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Environment (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• The Unknown Gardener: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Steve Scheuer, Producers. WGN<br />

• Smokescreens?/Cortinas de humo?: Hilda Gutiérrez, Reporter/Producer; Luis Figueroa, Martin Nutley,<br />

Raul Quiñ ones, Co-Producers. WSNS/WMAQ<br />

• Plastic Free MKE: Ashley Sears, Reporter; Eric Litsheim, Producer. WITI<br />

• Troubled Waters: Amy DuPont, Reporter; David McAlister, Producer. WITI<br />

Category #6-d Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Education/Schools (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Glen Fink: Amanda St. Hilaire, Reporter; Stephen Davis, Anna Hull, Andrew Konkle, David Michuda,<br />

LeeAnn Watson, Kale Zimny, Producers. WITI<br />

• College at 14: Carole Meekins, Reporter; Jeff Morris, Mark Was, Mark Wirtz, Co-Producers. WTMJ<br />

• The <strong>Chicago</strong> Teachers Strike of 2019: Brandis Friedman, Reporter/Producer; Matt Masterson,<br />

Reporter/Producer; Paris Schutz, Amanda Vinicky, Reporters; Nicholas Blumberg, Paul Caine, Evan Garcia,<br />

Quinn Myers, Producers. WTTW<br />

• Worth the Weight: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Jeff Armstrong, Producer. WGN<br />

Category #6-c Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Crime (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Getting Away With Murder: Andrew Schroedter, Producer; Ben Bradley, Reporter; Kevin Doellman,<br />

Producer. WGN<br />

• Inside a Mystery: Milwaukee Cold Cases: Suzanne Spencer, Reporter; Eric Litsheim, Sara Smith, LeeAnn<br />

Watson, Producers. WITI<br />

• Easy Targets: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Mike D'Angelo, Jason Dolan, Tremaine Williams, Producers. WGN<br />

• Belvidere Police Accused of Systemic Abuse of Power, Excessive Force: Kristin Crowley, Reporter; Kurtis<br />

Lawler, Producer. WREX


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Category #6-b Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Business/Consumer (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• First Alert Investigation: Summit Contracting: Will Sentowski, Producer; Sarah Thomsen, Reporter. WBAY<br />

• The Fair Tax: An Animated Discussion: Michael Lowe, Reporter; Mike D'Angelo, NaShanta Fletcher,<br />

Producers. WGN<br />

• Injured On the Bus/Herido en el Autobus: Hilda Gutiérrez, Reporter/Producer; Luis Figueroa, Raul Quiñ<br />

ones, Co-Producers. WSNS<br />

• Optical Delusion: Bryan Polcyn, Reporter; Stephen Davis, Jeffrey Frings, Jerry Imig, Tim Primeau,<br />

Producers. WITI<br />

Category #6-a Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Arts/Culture/ Entertainment<br />

(Award to the Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Westown In Bloom: Andrew Konkle, Producer; LeeAnn Watson, Producer. WITI<br />

• A Driveway Turned Center Stage: Christina Van Zelst, Reporter; Jerry Imig, Co-Producer.<br />

WITI<br />

• Hamilton Star's Family Fight: Tanja Babich, Reporter; Jason Brasser, Lauro Lopez, Producers. WLS<br />

• Vee Jay Records: Tonya Francisco, Reporter/Producer; Brad Piper, Producer. WGN<br />

• Kissing Artist: Jayme Nicholas, Producer; Tim Kelleher, Producer. WLS<br />

• The Sound of Art: Gaynor Hall, Reporter; Michael D'Angelo, Producer. WGN<br />

Category #5-c Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Light News Feature/Series (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Madison Girl Drinks Miracle Cancer 'Cure' Drink: Kathryn Larson, Reporter. Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin<br />

• A Place in Wisconsin's History for Latinos: Chernéy Amhara, Producer/Reporter; Hector Godinez,<br />

Producer. WISN<br />

• Holocaust Survivor Describes Depravity And Humanity Of Lodz Ghetto: Brad Allen Johnson, Co-Producer;<br />

Vince Gerasole, Reporter. WBBM<br />

• Malðrt: Made by <strong>Chicago</strong>ans for <strong>Chicago</strong>ans (and the Brave).: Jayme Nicholas, Producer; Matt Knutson,<br />

Justyna Syska, Producers. WLS<br />

• ASK WGN: Michael Lowe, Producer; Jeff Armstrong, Mike Ewing, Allen Keefner, Jeremy Mews, Vince<br />

Tagle, Tremaine Williams, Producers. WGN<br />

• Calligraphy Man: Carole Meekins, Reporter; Jeff Morris, Tamott Wolverton, Co-Producers.<br />

WTMJ<br />

• Sisters Reunited: Ana Belaval, Reporter; Natalie Skryd, Producer. WGN<br />

Category #5-b Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Serious News (Hard) Series (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• All in the Family: Bryan Polcyn, Reporter; Stephen Davis, Andrew Konkle, Tim Primeau, Producers. WITI<br />

• Dreamers Concerned about the Supreme Court: Carolina Cruz, Producer. WSNS<br />

• Sun Prairie Stronger: Jeremy Nichols, Producer; Isabel Lawrence, Caroline Peterson, Amy Pflugshaupt,<br />

Katie Rousonelos, Lou Thao, Morgan Wolfe, Producers. WMTV<br />

• Getting Hosed: The Vet. vs. The Water Dept.: Brad Edwards, Reporter; Daniel Kraemer, Reed Nolan,<br />

DeAndra Taylor, Paige Tortorelli, Producers. WBBM


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Category #5-a Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Serious News (Hard) Feature (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Policy Kings: Tonya Francisco, Reporter/Producer; Brad Piper, Producer. WGN<br />

• Stonewall at 50: Sean Lewis, Reporter; Kevin Doellman, Producer. WGN<br />

• Draft of Darkness: JoAnn Cunningham: Brad Edwards, Reporter; Cheryl Cook, Mike Klingele, Marda Le<br />

Beau, Kayla Molander, Reed Nolan, Alfredo Roman, Timothy Viste, Scott Wilson, Producers. WBBM<br />

• Singled Out: Bryan Polcyn, Reporter; Stephen Davis, Eric Litsheim, Tim Primeau, Kale Zimny, Producers.<br />

WITI<br />

• Cat Hoarding: Miguel Ramirez, Reporter; Orlando Garza, Salvador Gomez, Kyle Rogers, Producers. WYTU<br />

Category #4-b Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Investigative Series (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Getting Hosed: <strong>Chicago</strong> Water, A Bungled Bureaucracy: Brad Edwards, Reporter; Mike Klingele, Dan<br />

Kraemer, Kayla Molander, Reed Nolan, DeAndra Taylor, Paige Tortorelli, Timothy Viste, Producers. WBBM<br />

• Unwarranted: Dave Savini, Reporter; Samah Assad, Michele Youngerman, Producers; Michael Klingele,<br />

Deandre Taylor, Scott Wilson, Co-Producers. WBBM<br />

• Serial Scammer's Secret Past: Dorothy Tucker, Reporter; Lana Hinshaw-Klann, Alfredo Roman, DeAndra<br />

Taylor, Carol Thompson, Tim Viste, Producers. WBBM<br />

• COVID-19: Before & After Deaths/Antes Y Despues de Muerte: Hilda Gutiérrez, Reporter/Producer;<br />

Carolina Cruz, Raul Quiñ ones, Producers. WSNS<br />

Category #4-a Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Investigative Single Story (Award to the<br />

Reporter/Producer)<br />

• Case of the Missing Uniforms: Amanda St. Hilaire, Reporter; Stephen Davis, Samuel Gaudet, Jared<br />

Harrington, Jerry Imig, Andrew Konkle, David Michuda, Sara Smith, Producers. WITI<br />

• Falling Light Poles: Dave Savini, Reporter; Michele Youngerman, Producer; Chris Hacker, Co-Producer.<br />

WBBM<br />

• Handcuffed Naked: The Anjanette Young Story: Dave Savini, Producer; Samah Assad, Michele<br />

Youngerman, Producers. WBBM<br />

• Justice Denied: Leon Hendricks, Producer; Caitlin Knute, Reporter; Erin Aniolowski, Brandi Nichole, Emily<br />

Ogden, Producers. WEEK<br />

Category #3 Outstanding Achievement for News Gathering – Spot News (Award to the Team of Reporters,<br />

Meteorologists, Anchors, Producers, Photographers, Editors, Writers, Directors, and Assignment Desk Editors)<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Protests Turn Violent: Chris Selfridge, Executive Producer; Zachary Spector, Producer; Matthew<br />

Cramer, Steffanie Dupree, Edie Kasten, Writers; Kathie Gruber Jones, Ron Schwartz, Directors; Jim<br />

Williams, Anchor; Charles De Mar, Marissa Parra, Jeremy Ross, Dave Savini, Jermont Terry, Dorothy<br />

Tucker, Reporters; Brad Johnson, Jeffry Langan, Alfredo Roman, Tim Viste, Photographers; Vince Floress,<br />

Assignment Editor; Dave Thomas, Editor. WBBM<br />

• Good Samaritans Rescue Trapped Driver: Neil J. Woulfe, Executive Producer; Bill Kenke, Timothy Sallinger,<br />

Producers; Stacey Baca, Terrell Brown, Roz Varon, Anchors; Darah Languido, Assignment Editor; Thomas<br />

Wekony, Director; Andrew Glory, Greg Steinkuller, Photographers; Irit Nayden, Editor; David Fell, Media<br />

Manager. WLS<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Unrest: Lauren Stauffer, Producer; Christian Farr, Phil Rogers, Lexi Sutter, Reporters; Ava Kelley,<br />

Assignment Editor; Nathan Halder, Sean O'Conor, Photographers; Tracy Davis, Rob Gordon, Paul Henderson,<br />

Matt Stefanski, Lorraine Taylor, Producers; Kiana Battle, Director. WMAQ


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• Miller Brewery Rampage: Benjamin Hart, Executive Producer; James Crump, Tanner Kahler, Eric Marshall,<br />

Stephanie Miller, Bob Palmer, AJ Panyasopa, Saman Wanniarachchi, Producers; George Kmetty, Tim Kruse,<br />

Dwight Moss, Directors; Nick Bohr, Caroline Reinwald, Matt Salemme, Matt Smith, Benjamin Wagner,<br />

Reporters; Derrick Rose, Anchor/Reporter; Andy Cieciwa, Jennifer Grudzina, Assignment Editors; Joyce<br />

Garbaciak, Patrick Paolantonio, Toya Washington, Anchors; Sam Cundari, Sheila Swift, Editors. WISN<br />

• Downtown Madison Protests: Jeremy Nichols, Producer; Michelle Baik, George Balekji, Sanika Bhargaw,<br />

Kaitlyn Budrow, Brittney Ermon, Morgan Finke, James Holmes, Curt Lenz, Caroline Peterson, Jason Rice,<br />

Elise Romas, Katie Rousonelos, John Stofflet, Producers; Tim Elliott, Tajma Hall, Leigh Mills, Gabriella Rusk,<br />

Anchors; Joe Kubicki, Adrienne Pearson, Directors; Jessica Laszewski, Executive Producer. WMTV<br />

Category #2-b Outstanding Achievement for News <strong>Program</strong>ming – Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) (Award to<br />

the Team of Reporters, Meteorologists, Anchors, Producers, Photographers, Editors, Writers, Directors, and<br />

Assignment Desk Editors)<br />

• Protest Coverage - Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend: Ed Reams, Executive Producer; Nick Buffo, Jessica<br />

Porter, Anchors/Producers; Sara Maslar-Donar, Reporter; Matt Behrens, Ben Coplin, Producers; Cris<br />

Council, Editor; Dani Maxwell, Executive Producer; Keith Campbell, Director; Guy Brown, Meteorologist.<br />

WKOW<br />

• NBC15 Morning Show: Jeremy Nichols, Producer; Tim Elliott, Brittney Ermon, Lindsay Frommer, Curt Lenz,<br />

James Parish, Taylor Pomasl, Allie Purser, Jason Rice, Elise Romas, Katie Rousonelos, Gabriella Rusk,<br />

Producers; Seth Rabin, Andre Wherle, Directors. WMTV<br />

Category #2-a Outstanding Achievement for News <strong>Program</strong>ming – Morning Newscast: Larger Markets (1-50)<br />

(Award to the Team of Reporters, Meteorologists, Anchors, Producers, Photographers, Editors, Writers, Directors,<br />

and Assignment Desk Editors)<br />

• 6am Newscast 4/15/2020: Terrell Brown, Anchor; Tanja Babich, Roz Varon, Anchors; Tracy Butler,<br />

Meteorologist; Bill Kenke, Timothy Sallinger, Producers; Neil J. Woulfe, Executive Producer; Samantha<br />

Chatman, Jessica D'Onofrio, Diane Pathieu, Reporters; Adam Alexander, Marsha Jordan, Rob Morhaim,<br />

Writers; Dave Knickerbocker, Paul Laschinski, Paul Martinez, Jim McIntyre, Obie Varnado, Photographers;<br />

David Fell, Irit Nayden, Editors; Davis Goolsby, Tom Wekony, Directors; Darah Languido, Assignment<br />

Editor. WLS<br />

• Unrest Overnight in <strong>Chicago</strong>: Annie Davis, Producer; Valerie Badillo, Shannon Hayden, Amy Khuu,<br />

Stephanie Kim, Darshan Patel, Producers; Chris Hush, Sandra Torres, Reporters; Joe Amigleo, Tom Kelly,<br />

Photographers; Katie Kim, Anchor. WMAQ<br />

• A Little Something for Everyone: Dean Richards, Anchor; Aline Cox, Executive Producer; Paul Konrad,<br />

Meteorologist; Robin Baumgarten, Marcus Leshock, Larry Potash, Pat Tomasulo, Anchors; Nick Boyan,<br />

Ross McAbee, Natalie Skryd, Producers; Andrew Zuick, Assignment Desk Editor; Ana Belaval, Courtney<br />

Gousman, Sarah Jindra, Reporters; Jeff Hoover, Segment Producer; Lisa Augello, Christine Tarver,<br />

Directors; Cris Allen, Jason Colon, Jay Congdon, Karen Hendren, Jason Krug, Writers. WGN<br />

• Breaking News: Snow & Strikes: Elizabeth Godvik, Writer; Colleen McCormick, Kara Oko, Alan Thompson,<br />

Producers; Karen Rariden, Executive Producer; Courtney Scott, Managing Editor; Ryan Corsaro, Edie<br />

Kasten, Writers; Kelly Creffield, Lee Hope, Directors; Ryan Baker, Megan Glaros, Yasmeen Hassan, Erin<br />

Kennedy, Anchors; Audrina Bigos, Eric Cox, Tim McNicholas, Mugo Odigwe, Reporters; Robb Ellis,<br />

Reporter/Meteorologist; Wendy Simmons, Editor; Paul Alvarez, Anthony Diasio, John Guajardo, Lou<br />

Kleinberg, Dino Pillizzi, Photographers. WBBM


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Category #1-b Outstanding Achievement for News <strong>Program</strong>ming – Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+)<br />

(Award to the Team of Reporters, Meteorologists, Anchors, Producers, Photographers, Editors, Writers, Directors,<br />

and Assignment Desk Editors)<br />

• The Eric Logan Decision: Kyle Fobe, Executive Producer; Heather Ferrell, Executive Producer; Eric<br />

Bellinger, Assignment Editor; Gianna Marzetta, Aaron Stevens, Producers; Brian Conybeare, Anchor;<br />

Jonathan Bailey, Tana Kelley, Tiffany Salameh, Reporters; Russell Holse, Director; Joel Crocker, Editor;<br />

Todd Madding, Photographer. WBND<br />

• Protests Turn Violent at Police Headquarters: Josh Morgan, Executive Producer; Lauren Baker, Breane<br />

Lyga, Audrey Moon, Jesse Schubert, Producers; Kristin Crowley, James Stratton, Anchors; William Ingalls,<br />

Photographer; Miranda Goeke, Director; Richard Bodee, Cassandra Bretl, Mary Sugden, Reporters. WREX<br />

• Molson-Coors Shooting - WKOW 27 News at 10: Ed Reams, Executive Producer; Evan Bolin, Roderick<br />

Curry, Robert Newell, Producers; Rob Fick, Director; Amber Noggle, George Smith, Anchors; A.J.<br />

Bayatpour, Andrew Merica, Reportersf; John Zeigler, Meteorologist; Allan Karis, Editor; Matt Cash,<br />

Executive Producer. WKOW<br />

• Madison Protests & City Unrest - WKOW 27 News at 6PM: Ed Reams, Executive Producer; Matt Cash,<br />

Dani Maxwell, Executive Producers; Andrew Merica, Robert Newell, Producers; Jennifer Kliese, Anchor;<br />

Allan Karis, Director; Francisco Almenara, Reporter; Zac Chart, Editor; Katherine Noel, Meteorologist.<br />

WKOW<br />

Category #1-a Outstanding Achievement for News <strong>Program</strong>ming – Evening Newscast: Larger Markets (1-50)<br />

(Award to the Team of Reporters, Meteorologists, Anchors, Producers, Photographers, Editors, Writers, Directors,<br />

and Assignment Desk Editors)<br />

• Irving Park Bank Robbery, Chase & Shooting: Jennifer Lay-Riske, Producer; Joe Kolina, Executive Producer;<br />

Allison Rosati, Rob Stafford, Anchors; Chris Coffey, Patrick Fazio, Dick Johnson, Natalie Martinez,<br />

Reporters; Franci Feirstein, Jennifer Schwarz, Peter Siegal, Stephanie Streff, Producers. WMAQ<br />

• FOX6 News at 9:00 - Miller Brewery Shooting: Lindsey Diehl, Producer; Madeline Anderson, Jason Calvi,<br />

Kasey Chronis, Amy DuPont, Stephanie Grady, Ben Handelman, Hannah Jewell, Matt Kiesling, Sam<br />

Kraemer, Bret Lemonie, Aaron Maybin, Angelica Sanchez, Suzanne Spencer, Reporters; Aaron Frye, Brian<br />

Graham, Julie Moravchik, John Parnon, Jake Schultz, Jeff Vieau, Jim Wilson, Producers; Samuel Gaudet,<br />

Jerry Imig, Andrew Konkle, Matt List, David McAlister, Vanshay Murdock, Photographers; Larry Anderson,<br />

Damon Drake, Michelle Kukurich, Editors. WITI<br />

• Man Drives Through Woodfield Mall: Ginger Maddox, Executive Producer; Jason Cooper, Producer; Greg<br />

Kelly, Assignment Editor; Eric Cox, Tim McNicholas, Reporters; Brad Edwards, Irika Sargent, Matt Zahn,<br />

Anchors; Tarin Deuster, Director; Krista Ruch, Executive Producer; Mary Kay Kleist, Meteorologist; Scott<br />

Wilson, Editor; Matt Cramer, Sue McCann, Writers; Scott Placko, Photographer. WBBM<br />

• <strong>Chicago</strong> Unrest: Lauren Stauffer, Producer; Courtney Copehnagen, Annie Davis, Franci Feirstein, Rob<br />

Gordon, David Parrish, Matt Stefanski, Producers; Mary Ann Ahern, Kate Chappell, Chris Coffey, Christian<br />

Farr, Phil Rogers, Regina Waldroup, Reporters; Michelle Relerford, Anchor; Mike McGovern, Sean O'Conor,<br />

Curtis Sweat, Photographers; Patrick Lake, Gregg Schatz, Directors. WMAQ<br />

• 10pm Newscast 5/28/2020: Cheryl Burton, Anchor; Alan Krashesky, Anchor; Doug Whitmire, Executive<br />

Producer; Mike Johnson, Alexandria Jud, Producers; Cate Cauguiran, Rob Elgas, Mark Giangreco, Eric<br />

Horng, Liz Nagy, Cheryl Scott, Reporters; Alyson Koch, Gregg Koch, Directors; Ann Marie Esp, Casey Klaus,<br />

Mike O’Reilley, Deshaun Simpson, Editors; Kay Cesinger, Tom Greve, Writers; Laura Arroyo, Associate<br />

Producer; Josh Bryant, Olivia Estrada, Eric Siegel, Assignment Editors; Damon Carlino, Jeff Freeman, Patti<br />

Helmstetter, Mark Nordby, Dwight Payne, Derrick Robinson, Photographers. WLS


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Congratulations to the<br />

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of Silver Circle! We can’t<br />

celebrate with them,<br />

their colleagues and<br />

families in person this<br />

year but stay tuned for a<br />

Spring 2021 date!<br />

Honorees:<br />

Jackie Bange<br />

Richard Bernal<br />

Mark Giangreco<br />

Alan Krashesky<br />

Marda Le Beau<br />

Jennifer Lyons<br />

Posthumous Honorees:<br />

Lynn Hauldren<br />

Jack and Elaine Mulqueen<br />

Marlin Perkins


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