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2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

Letter from the President

Greetings Friends and Colleagues and welcome to

the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards

Whew, what a whirlwind of

unexpected events we have

been navigating since we last

met in person at the 42nd Rocky Mountain

Emmy® Awards! Hopefully, by the time

we celebrate the 45th Rocky Mountain

Emmy Awards, we will be back to something

reminiscent of “normal.” Let tonight be

another step forward!

We are happy to have Theresa Maher as our

Event Chair again this year and Mark Reda

has returned as our Awards Chair, along with

Donna Rossi as Vice Chair. All the work for

this event is accomplished throughout the

year by committees, the Board of Governors

and our indispensable, Executive Director,

Lara Gates. None of what you will see and

experience tonight would be possible

without the hard work and dedication of

the event team and board, which have been

chosen by our chapter members.

As you may be aware, one of our goals is to

ensure we have a diverse group of board

members, inclusive of other markets outside

of the Greater Phoenix area, as well as from all facets of our industry and craft. We will be

announcing board elections soon. We would be honored to have any of our members fill these

upcoming openings. If you are interested, please reach out.

Another priority is to continue focusing on supporting and mentoring our future leaders

through educational programs, scholarships and the Student Production Awards. When you

have a chance, please check out the resources, information and chapter history available at

rockymountainemmy.org

We want to remember and keep in our hearts, all of our friends, colleagues and loved ones we

have lost since we last gathered.

On behalf of the entire Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter and your Board of Governors, we

would like to congratulate all of our nominees, recipients and honorees.

Thank you for joining us to celebrate together, or apart. Good luck, stay safe and be well,

Doug Mummert

President , Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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Letter from Awards Chair

Idon’t really want to talk much about 2021, but

it’s part of the job.

First, I need to thank the members of the

Awards Committee who did so much extra work

this year. They picked up a lot of slack for me.

They deserve an incredible amount of personal

and professional gratitude. Awards Vice Chair,

Donna Rossi, Executive Director Lara Gates,

Award Committee members Bob Adlhoch, Chuck

Emmert, Mike Headrick, Micah Johnson, Carol

Lynde, Doug Mummert and Özlem Özgur, thank

you from the bottom of my heart.

Their job was made even tougher this year with

the many changes we implemented. We divided

most content categories into four sub-categories

-- News No (Production) Time Limit; News Single

Shift; Content Long Form and Content Short

From. We offered 130 categories and subcategories.

In some instances, we merged sub-categories after the deadline when

there were insufficient entries for a fair competition. We did not, however, merge

news and non-news. We also offered a Technical Achievement category for the first

time, to acknowledge the innovation used to overcome the difficulties in delivering

content to the viewer in these challenging times.

Every one of the 898 entries was vetted for potential eligibility and rules violations by

the Awards Committee. Entries were judged by at least seven qualified peers from

nine other chapters. We were one of a small number of chapters that participated

in a test of bilingual judging in several news categories. In these cases, at least 10

qualified peer judges reviewed all entries. Judges came equally from both English

and Spanish language Newsrooms from across the country. The more things

changed in 2021…the more they were different. And we believe better.

Let me thank all those chapter members who judged other chapter’s entries. You

provide an invaluable service to our chapter and to the entire NATAS community.

Nearly 40% of our entrants judged in 2021. It is a great way to discover new and

creative ways of delivering content. There may be nothing new under the sun, but

there are always different ways of presenting it. I challenge those members who

haven’t judged to try it. You’ll like it.

The Awards Committee is available to all broadcasters in this region. We will respond

to all inquiries and questions and will guide everyone who needs assistance through

the process.

Enjoy the Gala. Together we will honor the nominees and celebrate the recipients.

Congratulations.

Mark Reda

First Vice-President/Awards Chair

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Tonight’s Host

NEMR

NEMR is a Lebanese/American

Stand-Up Comedian credited

with establishing and pioneering

the stand-up comedy scene

throughout the Middle East where he

performs in English. Nemr grew up in San

Diego and then moved back with his family to

Lebanon. He went on to break down barriers

and unite people in a region where bombing

on stage can have a completely different

meaning.

In May of 2014 he was featured on the cover

of Rolling Stone magazine (Middle East)

solidifying Nemr’s legacy as the biggest

name in stand up in the region. Nemr also

has numerous television credits from major

networks in the Middle East, has been seen

on CNN, was a guest on BBC HARDTalk, and

appeared on ‘The Nightly Show with Larry

Wilmore’.

As an accomplished stand-up comic with

eight full feature shows it’s no wonder Nemr’s

world tours have enjoyed unprecedented

success, selling out across the globe from

every major city in the U.S. to Europe and

the Middle East. His first global event was

captured in his hit comedy special, ‘No

Bombing in Beirut’, which was filmed in both

Lebanon and Los Angeles, and premiered

on Showtime, and is now available worldwide. Since then he toured ‘Love Isn’t the

Answer’ and ‘The Future is NOW!’ which came to an end at the peak of its run due

to COVID shutting the world down.

But now Nemr is back with another brand new hilarious show! Following what the

world has been through, it’s a show you won’t want to miss! And in between shows

you can catch Nemr live on his twitch channel nemrcomedy!

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PROFESSIONAL

NOMINEES

2021

MORNING NEWSCAST

Action 7 News More in the

Morning

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Cody Thomason

Laura Bouzari

Royale Da

Joshua Demick

Andrew Jaramillo

Fallout in Phoenix: Downtown

Damage and Destruction

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Gabrielle Ortega

Lisa Fuller Magee

Nicholas Sanchez

Maria Hechanova

Jaime Cerreta

Travel Abroad Arizona

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jessica Parsons

Javier Soto

Tara Hitchcock

Yetta Gibson

Kendyl Wainscott

Tess Rafols

Ashley Reyes

Nick Sanchez

Corrie Seabrook

Heidi Goitia

Vanessa Lichvar

Maria Hechanova

Maria Braganini

CONTINUING COVERAGE

Westgate Shooting

KPNX 12 NEWS

Mark Faccio

Matt Wendt

Jeff Vinton

Mitch Carr

Rachel Cole

Joe Dana

Brahm Resnik

Michael Doudna

Josh Sanders

William Pitts

Colleen Sikora

Erica Stapleton

Mark Curtis

Caribe Devine

A Grim Discovery: Finding JJ and

Tylee

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

Justin Lum

Joseph Keating IV

When Election Day is More than

Just Tuesday

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Kendyl Wainscott

Olivia Fierro

Javier Soto

Tess Rafols

Jaime Cerreta

Vanessa Lichvar

Underserved: How Arizona failed

the Latino Population Against

COVID-19

ABC15

Liliana Soto

Fuertes Vientos Causan Daños al

Norte de Utah / Familias Sufren

los Estragos

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Rudy Nieves

Irving Soriano

Search for JJ and Tylee Ends,

Justice Begins

KSTU FOX 13

Lauren Steinbrecher

INVESTIGATIVE SINGLE

REPORT

Singulair’s Dangerous Side

Effects

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Kris Pickel

Gilbert Zermeño

What’s In Your Weed?

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Kris Pickel

Motorola Investigation

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

T.J. Wilham

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INVESTIGATIVE MULTIPLE

REPORTS

Highway Dangers Ignored

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

T.J. Wilham

Tyler Brodeur

Agricultores de San Luis: Nos

Necesitan Pero No Nos Quieren

Vacunar Contra el COVID-19

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Silvia Sanchez

Oscar Gomez

Politically Charged

ABC15

Shawn Martin

David Biscobing

Lauren Wilson

Force: Perception vs Reality

KSL-5

Mike Headrick

Emiley Dewey

Crisis Calls Unanswered

KSL-5

Brittany Glas

Aley Davis

Emiley Morgan Dewey

Full Disclosure

ABC15

David Biscobing

Shawn Martin

Lauren Wilson

Chad Lindstrom

NEWS LIGHT FEATURE

Pierde Su Brazo Pero Incrementa

Su Fe

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Juan Juarez

El Sheriff de Oro

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Silvia Sanchez

Oscar Gomez

Nuditos de Amor

TELEMUNDO 3 KESE

Francisco Rivas

A Family Affair

ABC15

Sonu Wasu

Peter Scholz

Shipwrecks of the Great Salt Lake

KSTU FOX 13

Todd Tanner

Taylor Murray

Pedalendo en la Pandemia

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Jose Angel Alvarez

Up: Indy’s Adventure

KSL-5

Mike Headrick

Tanner Siegworth

Birds of a Feather

KSL-5

Heather Simonsen

Josh Szymanik

The Mystery of Skinwalker Ranch

KSL-5

Meghan Thackrey

Andrew Adams

NEWS SERIOUS FEATURE

A Un Año del Potente Terremoto

Que Sacudió a Utah

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Nathalie Avilan

Lorena Lim

Noe Gonzalez

Rudy Nieves

Gustavo Jaimes

Street Medicine

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Kris Pickel

Hector Holguin Jr.

Impacto del COVID-19 en la

Industria Agrícola

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Melissa Aguilar

Faces of COVID-19 in Arizona

ABC15

Colby Root

Claudia Rupcich

Daniel Bavaro

Letters of Hope

FOX13 SALT LAKE CITY

Sydney Glenn

Jesse Walden

SUZ’S STORY - Cancer during

COVID

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Heather Moore

Vanessa Lichvar

EXCLUSIVA - Entrevista a la

mamá de Bernardo Palacios

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Luis Mitchell Zevallos

The People vs. The Pandemic:

Addiction

KOB 4

Colton Shone

Jonathan Dineyazhe

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

SHORT FORM CONTENT

The Muralist

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Andrew Brown

Becoming: ORLANDO DUGI

MOUNTAIN MOVER MEDIA

Kaela Waldstein

Amber-Dawn Bear Robe

Drummer Performs on Top

Piestewa Peak Daily During

Pandemic

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC

David Wallace

STAR27: Murales de la Frontera

TELEMUNDO 3 KESE

Francisco Rivas

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

LONG FORM CONTENT

Art in the 48: In the Paint

ARIZONA PBS

Melissa Thompson

Shana Fischer

Ron Bruce

Alberto Rios

Thrive 125: A Utah Celebration

BARUCH/GAYTON PRODUCTIONS

Charles Gayton

Wayne Baruch

Riders of the Purple Sage: The

Making of a Western Opera

QUANTUM LEAP PRODUCTIONS

Kristin Atwell Ford

Bill Davis

Layers Of Love + Oodles of

Noodles In The Midst of a Global

Pandemic

REEL PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS

Katy Sine

Dru Williams

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BUSINESS/CONSUMER

CONTENT

Cerveza Artesanal en Tiempos de

Pandemia

TELEMUNDO 3 KESE

Francisco Rivas

Sweat Equity: Making Utah

Homes Affordable

PBS UTAH

RaeAnn Christensen

Brenton Winegar

John Rogers

Lee Ollerton

COVID 19 Impact: Our Recovery

in New Mexico

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Melissa Williams

Chris Fullam

Kalyn Norwood

Glendale’s Great Sports &

Entertainment District

CITY OF GLENDALE AZ

Sue Breding

Luis Jacinto

Jay Crandall

Rebound with Realism

ABC15

Megan Thompson

CRIME CONTENT

“Pandemic Predators” - New

Mexico Living

KRQE

Chad Brummett

Dark Side

KPNX 12 NEWS

Erica Stapleton

Carlos Chavez

Katie Wilcox

True Crime Arizona: The Lori

Vallow Case

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jennifer Jones

Morgan Loew

Edward Ayala

Kim Powell

Gilbert Zermeno

Jacob Mowry

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

SHORT FORM CONTENT

COVID-19 Lessons from Home

PBS UTAH

Liz Adeola

John Rogers

Carol Dalrymple

William Montoya

School in the Time of COVID

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

John DeSoto

Cáit NíSíomón

Star Party

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Vanessa Barchfield

Mya Long

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

LONG FORM CONTENT

2020 Student Production Awards

for Excellence

RMSW NATAS

Dan JP Ciernia MEd

Dale R. Wyman

Chuck Emmert

Doug Mummert

Krystle Henderson

Carlos Chavez

Visionary Faculty: Daniela Triadan

& Takeshi Inomata

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Özlem Ayse Özgür

Class of 2021- Learning During a

Pandemic

KPNX 12 NEWS

Kacie Talamante

Tram Mai

PERFORMER/NARRATOR/

HOST/MODERATOR

Mark Tarbell

ARIZONA PBS

Mark Tarbell

Watch L.A. Work

PBS UTAH

Liz Adeola

Breaking Par Host Ryan Johnson

ELEVATED MEDIA PARTNERS

Ryan Johnson

Tara Hitchcock : “At The Movies”

& “What to Watch”/‘Good

Morning Arizona’

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Tara Hitchcock

WRITER CONTENT

Raising Buchanan - Christmas

Promo

CHEESE BOARD PRODUCTIONS

Bruce Dellis

Scripting Through the Chaos

KPNX 12 NEWS

Chris Dutton

Breakthrough

PHOENIX SUNS BROADCASTING

Bob Adlhoch

DIRECTOR SHORT FORM

CONTENT

Meet The Makers - Hopi Basket

Weaver

RED KNIGHT MEDIA

Jack Chapman

ISchool/The College of Social

and Behavioral Sciences

Experience/ Faculty Spotlight

Composite

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Özlem Ayse Özgür

Lifeblood of the People

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Mari Cleven

DIRECTOR LONG FORM

CONTENT

Riders of the Purple Sage: The

Making of a Western Opera

QUANTUM LEAP PRODUCTIONS

Kristin Atwell Ford

The Watershed

SALT RIVER PROJECT

James Bustamante

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Silver Circle Inductee

Steve Stucker

Steve Stucker is a weatherman

for KOB 4’s “Eyewitness News

Today” show in Albuquerque,

New Mexico. This morning

program airs weekdays from 4:30 a.m.

to 7:00 a.m. With over 30 years with

KOB television, Stucker has been

continuously forecasting weather in

New Mexico longer than any other TV

personality.

Stucker has received dozens of honors

in his years on KOB 4, including being

voted Best of the City awards for

“Best TV Personality” and/or “Best

Meteorologist” the past 16 years in a row,

by readers of a local lifestyle publication,

“Albuquerque, The Magazine.”

Stucker is well known throughout New

Mexico for his community involvement,

which includes working with dozens of nonprofit groups, churches and schools.

He has spoken to thousands of students about the importance of staying in

school, and making their dreams come true. He is sought after as a motivational

speaker for civic organizations, graduations and corporate events. He has served

as the master of ceremonies host for more events than any other person in the

history of New Mexico.

Stucker brings his “Celebrity Weather Dogs” on air with him every Friday

morning for his popular Parade of Pets feature, which promotes adoption

through local animal shelters.

He is a fixture at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and he has not

missed a single broadcast in more than 30 years. Stucker goes live from the field

all nine mornings of the event and has developed a worldwide following through

his colorful comments and his outrageous Balloon Fiesta costume and pin

collection. Stucker jokes that he is the probably the most photographed human

at Balloon Fiesta every year.

Stucker is the Founder and Director of Beds4kidz, a branch of UpB4 the Son

Charities & Ministries. Beds4kidz gives beds to families who are sleeping on the

floor. To date, they have placed more than 11,000 people in clean, comfortable

beds, free of charge.

He has been married to his wife Rose for 28 years and they have four

adult children and three grandchildren. Stucker is an Ordained Chaplain

(International Fellowship of Chaplains), and the Men’s Ministry Pastor at New

Covenant Church of Albuquerque.

In addition to his professional accolades and personal accomplishments Stucker

is also a rookie beekeeper. Tonight we toast his sweet success on all fronts.

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Silver Circle Inductee

Tom Leander

Tom Leander is a two-time Rocky Mountain Emmy

Awarded television and radio sports broadcaster with

more than 38 years of on-air experience. While his

background includes radio, television sportscasting,

editing and sports production, the majority of his career has

been as an on-air personality for the Phoenix Suns.

Leander first started as a Suns “ball boy” in the mid 1970’s. In

1993, he secured his dream job with the team as the host and

producer of pre-game, half-time and post-game shows. He

continues in that role, along with some play-by-play duties to

this day.

Leander is a 1982 graduate of Brophy College Preparatory in

Phoenix where he played varsity basketball. He then attended

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and became the

University’s Sports Director for KXLU Radio, calling play-by-play

for the LMU men’s basketball team for three years. Following

his college career, he moved into on-air television work when he

joined the CBS affiliate KMST-TV in Monterey, California, as a

sports anchor and reporter. He then moved on to Tucson’s CBSaffiliate

KOLD-TV, also as a sports reporter and anchor.

Moving back to Phoenix in 1991, Leander joined the Suns

organization as the host and producer of its pre-game, halftime and postgame shows. He

spent many years working alongside former Suns players Tom Chambers and Eddie Johnson.

Leander’s other play-by-play experience includes the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury with Hallof-Famer

Anne Meyers Drysdale, Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers, Pac-12 College

Football’s ASU Sun Devils, Indoor Soccer’s Arizona Sandsharks and live-streaming high school

basketball and football games for the Brophy Broncos.

In 2016, Leander wrapped up a project titled, “The Sunderella Suns,” a one-hour documentary

which recaptured the magic of the 1975-76 Suns team that reached the NBA Finals. This earned

Leander a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for sports production.

Leander coaches 8th grade basketball at Saint Simon and Jude Catholic School, runs his

Leander Hoop Academy for kids K-8, and teaches TV and radio broadcasting courses at

Brophy College Preparatory where he mentors high school students in learning the beauty and

complexity of sports broadcasting.

He and his wife Sandy have been married 30 years. They met and fell in love at KOLD-TV in

Tucson while working as fellow reporter/anchors. The couple has three beautiful children:

Lauren, Keaton and Bryson, and three dogs — two rescues and his favorite mountain biking

partner, an Australian shepherd named Bindi.

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EDITOR CONTENT

One Nation Under Science

LANDMARK STORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF ARIZONA

Sandra Westdahl

Breaking Par Luckiest Golf

Course In The World

ELEVATED MEDIA PARTNERS

Felix Stone

MCC Digital Marketing

FERVOR CREATIVE

Drew Moraca

Riders of the Purple Sage: The

Making of a Western Opera

QUANTUM LEAP PRODUCTIONS

Misty Wilson

Bill Davis

Kristin Atwell Ford

Timothy “TJ” Larsen

ARIZONA PBS

Timothy Larsen

ASU KER - Recognition of

Resilience

FERVOR CREATIVE

Don Newlen

Drew Moraca

The Bahidaj Harvest

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Mitchell Riley

PHOTOGRAPHER

CONTENT

One Nation Under Science

LANDMARK STORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF ARIZONA

Sandra Westdahl

VOA Utah - Homeless Outreach

Program

COLOR RED MEDIA

Cody McCarthy

Meet The Makers - Pine Creek

Lavender Farm

RED KNIGHT MEDIA

Jack Chapman

LIGHTING LOCATION OR

STUDIO

A Taste of Italy With Utah Heart

REEL PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS

Dru Williams

Plate and Pour - The Great

Gadsby Bakery

ARIZONA PBS

Rodolfo Romo

SPORTS STORY NEWS

The Seated Golfer

Arizona’s Family

Nick King

Jason Terry and Kobe Bryant

Never Got Their Rematch

KOLD-TV

Bailey O’Carroll

Man vs. Horse

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Max Gorden

Shane Egan

SPORTS STORY CONTENT

Pac-12 Unlocked: Adia Barnes

PAC-12 NETWORKS

Ashley Adamson

Richard Allard

Schedule Release

UTAH JAZZ

Josh Cook

Kevin Robbins

David Phipps

A Race in the Life: Armani

Williams

SPORTS360AZ

Devon Henry

Wired - Patrick Peterson @ Dallas

ARIZONA CARDINALS BROADCAST

NETWORK

Richard Mendez

We Are With You

UTAH JAZZ

Chris George

Dan McKinney

Kevin Robbins

LIVE SPORTS PROGRAM

Cardinals Locker Room

KPNX 12 NEWS

Jeffrey Schneider

Ryan Cody

Cameron Cox

Chris Peterson

Elysia Sledd

Chierstin Susel

Sports Tonight- Racial Injustice

KPNX 12 NEWS

Jeffrey Schneider

Cameron Cox

Chierstin Susel

Bruce Cooper

Jazz Game Night Pregame

UTAH JAZZ

Nathan Harker

Travis Henderson

SPORTS PROGRAM POST-

PRODUCED OR EDITED

Flight Plan - Virtual Reality

ARIZONA CARDINALS BROADCAST

NETWORK

Richard Mendez

Daniel Nettles

Tim DeLaney

Graysen Choy

Shawn Deloney

Breaking Par Episode 46

ELEVATED MEDIA PARTNERS

Ryan Johnson

Felix Stone

Connor Child

Breakthrough - Devin Booker

PHOENIX SUNS BROADCASTING

Bob Adlhoch

Paden Wigness

Tommy Arguelles

Tom Leander

Benicia Thompson

Edward Johnson

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LIVE SPORTING EVENT/

GAME

Thursday Night Lights: Davis vs

Herriman

KUTV

Dave Fox

Craig Hart

Matt Komma

Remembering Westy - Suns vs

Clippers

PHOENIX SUNS BROADCASTING

Paden Wigness

Bob Adlhoch

Edward Johnson

Kevin Ray

Jazz vs. Nuggets - NBA Playoffs

UTAH JAZZ

Jeremy Brunner

Travis Henderson

TEEN CONTENT

Hearing Isaiah

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Mitchell Riley

Nathan Huffman

Jordan Chin

Share the Light

BOULDER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

Parker Gates

Emma Suttell

The Class of 2020

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Tadiwa Kambarami

ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE

SHORT FORM CONTENT

Flying Nakoda

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH

David Majure

Selling Water

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Vanessa Barchfield

Mya Long

Jeff Landers

Las Reinas del Polen / Amenaza a

la Colmena

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Rudy Nieves

Raptor Migration Study

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH

David Majure

One Nation Under Science

LANDMARK STORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF ARIZONA

Sandra Westdahl

Galen McCaw

Our Land: Albuquerque’s Bosque

NEW MEXICO PBS

Laura Paskus

Matt Grubs

Benjamin Cody Yazza

Kevin Maestas

Antony Lostetter

Afro Herper

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Vanessa Barchfield

Nathan Huffman

Mya Long

Reconciliation on the River

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Mitchell Riley

Bryan Nelson

Jordan Chin

HEALTH/MEDICAL SHORT

FORM CONTENT

Pandemia en Utah

UNIVISION KUTH 32

Hyrum Quiroz

Sebastian Carrillo

Francisco Vazquez

“Did I Have COVID-19?” - New

Mexico Living

KRQE

Chad Brummett

Iain Munro

HEALTH/MEDICAL LONG

FORM CONTENT

Vacuna Esperanza de Vida

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Pedro Andrade

Irving Soriano

Noe González

Cindy Bernal

Cazando al COVID-19

TELEMUNDO 3 NEWS

Francisco Rivas

Nassieli Pizano

The People vs. The Pandemic

KOB 4

Nathan O’Neal

Colton Shone

Jonathan Dineyazhe

COVID-19: The Turning Point

FOX13 SALT LAKE CITY

Kelton Wells

Ben Winslow

Sydney Glenn

Lauren Steinbrecher

Robert Evans

Amy Nay

Utah’s Suicide Epidemic

PBS UTAH

Liz Adeola

Phil Isom

Steve Crass

Lee Ollerton

John Rogers

Dave Krummenacher

Kevin Sweet

Dosis de Esperanza: Venciendo a

la Pandemia

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Johnny Cordoba

Misael Gonzalez

León Felipe González

Daniela Zavala

Gerardo Higginson

Juan Villa

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL

SHORT FORM CONTENT

Climate Change Impacting Hopi

Farmers and Their Way of Life

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC

David Wallace

Ian James

Myth and The West

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

David Fenster

Nathan Huffman

Martin Rubio

The Bahidaj Harvest

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Mitchell Riley

Nathan Huffman

Jordan Chin

Meet the Makers - Hopi Basket

Weaver

RED KNIGHT MEDIA & DUNHAM MEDIA

Jack Chapman

Jessica Dunham

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HISTORICAL/CULTURAL

LONG FORM CONTENT

Zozobra: Legacy of Fire

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Melissa Williams

Chris Fullam

Royale Da

Brittany Hope

Brandon Pruitt

Andy Weber

Sasha Lenninger

Remembering the Past,

Embracing the Future

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Warren Trent

Jennifer Jones

Yetta Gibson

Brandon Lee

Arrianee LeBeau

Rick Olivares

Michael Abbott

Rick Beaugrand

Edward Ayala

Gilbert Zermeno

Hector Holguin Jr.

Jacob Mowry

Serjio Hernandez

Nick Sanchez

Community Connection with

Susan Casper: RACE - Bridging

the Cultural Divide

ABC15

Susan Casper

Brooks Sneed

Dwight Kimbro

Acceso Total Arizona San Juan

Puerto Rico

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Priscilla Torres

Ivan Valenzuela

Arturo Trujillo

Dulce Rosadilla

El Zopilote del Volcán

TELEMUNDO 3 KESE

Francisco Rivas

Gabriel Salazar

HUMAN INTEREST SHORT

FORM CONTENT

For the First Time in His Life,

Due to COVID-19, Chris Frisby is

Homeless

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Thomas Hawthorne

Lifeblood of the People

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Mari Cleven

Running Towards Herself

ARIZONA PBS

Steve Filmer

Vanessa Ruiz

Wyatt

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Vanessa Barchfield

Mya Long

37th Annual Walter Cronkite

Award: Dean Baquet

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Isaac Easley

Meet the Makers - Pine Creek

Lavender Farm

RED KNIGHT MEDIA & DUNHAM MEDIA

Jack Chapman

Jessica Dunham

HUMAN INTEREST LONG

FORM CONTENT

Hunkapi Love

MAJUREMOTION PICTURES

David Majure

Dottie

EMBUDO VALLEY LIBRARY AND

COMMUNITY CENTER

Dandan Liu

Marc Liu

Heroes In Disguise

KSL-5

Dan Rascon

Tanner Siegworth

Billy

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Vanessa Barchfield

Nathan Huffman

HEALTH MEDICAL NEWS

Lethal Infection

KSTU FOX 13

Adam Herbets

Holding Their Hands as They Pass

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jared Dillingham

Vaccine Side Effects

KUTV

Heidi Hatch

Paul Howard

Mike Stephen

El Legado de Tío Rufino

UNIVISION KUTH 32

Lester Rojas

COVID Long Haulers

KSL-5

Keira Farrimond

The People vs. The Pandemic:

Isolated

KOB 4

Nathan O’Neal

Jonathan Dineyazhe

Breast Implant Illness - Scientific

Evidence

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Kris Pickel

HISTORIC CULTURAL

NEWS

Albuquerque’s Dirty Little Secret

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

Estudiante Participa en una

Competencia por el mes de

Herencia Afroamericana en

Español

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Luis Mitchell Zevallos

We Used Them for Steps!

KSL-5

Jay Hancock

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Silver Circle Inductee

Tara Hitchcock

Tara Hitchcock knew she wanted to be on television in the

sixth grade. Thanks to a teacher who saw early on that this

girl could TALK, she enrolled in a speech and debate class

in high school and never looked back. Indeed, years later

when she was the host of Good Morning Arizona, there would be

segments of the show that would be internally slugged simply as

“Tara Talks.”

Hitchcock graduated cum laude with a BA in Communications

and Political Science from Boston College and went on to get her

Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School

at Northwestern. It only took one phone call to get her first job

in TV at KBMT-TV in Beaumont, Texas. She quickly proved her

deftness in covering crawfish festivals and holiday tree lightings,

and within three months, Hitchcock was named the station’s main

co-anchor.

In 1996, she moved to Phoenix to host the highly-rated Good

Morning Arizona on KTVK-TV. “Tara is smart, funny and a breath

of fresh air -- and for someone who loves to talk, she is one of the

best listeners and interviewers you’ll ever see,” says the guy who

hired her, former KTVK news director Phil Alvidrez. “Her quick

wit, down-to-earth personality and ability to move seamlessly

between the serious and the silly endeared her to viewers.

Hitchcock has made her mark on Arizona television. She has

interviewed everyone from John McCain to Justin Bieber

and her love of sports has brought her to host shows from the

Masters, Super Bowl and World Series. She also accumulated an inordinate amount of predawn

speeding tickets over the years in her race to get to work. She would have had even more

speeding tickets, but she talked her way out of them.

A member of the Critics’ Choice Association, Hitchcock currently hosts “Behind The Screens”

for Harkins Theatres. Viewers can catch her weekly celeb/travel segments on “Good Morning

Arizona” and “MORE Good Day Oregon.” Her other passion is travel, and you can read about

her adventures in her periodic “Tara’s Big Travels” feature in Phoenix Magazine (as well as JetSet

Magazine, City Lifestyle publications & more).

Off camera, Hitchcock has used her high profile to help countless charities. She’s been honored

with numerous awards for her tireless work in the community, named as one of Arizona’s Top

Ten “Trendsetters” in 2012. She has helped raise a tremendous amount of money for the Barrow

Neurological Center. She serves on the board of Best Buddies Arizona, is a National Celebrity

Ambassador for Childhelp USA and is active in charities including the Foundation for Blind

Children, Celebrity Fight Night, For Those without a Voice and more. She and her three sisters

participated in multiple AVON 2-day breast cancer walks in honor of their grandmother, Babci.

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The People vs. The Pandemic:

COVID Monster

KOB 4

Colton Shone

Jonathan Dineyazhe

Akosita Kaufusi- The Loss of a

Daughter

KSL-5

Garna Mejia

Aubrey Shafer

Mes de la Herencia Negra /

Celebrando la Diveridad de Utah

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Rudy Nieves

HUMAN INTEREST NEWS

NO TIME LIMIT

The 1984 Murder of Teen Paper

Girl Christy Ann Fornoff

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Briana Whitney

Serjio Hernandez

Louis Tortora

La Cuarentena Antes de la

Pandemia

UNIVISION KUTH 32

Hyrum Quiroz

Sebastian Carrillo

Francisco Vazquez

Lester Rojas

Two Families : One Heart

KSL-5

Mike Headrick

Tanner Siegworth

Acting Like a Kid

KOB 4

Tessa Mentus

HUMAN INTEREST NEWS

SINGLE SHIFT

Familia Hispana Vuelve en TikTok

a un Repartidor de Pizza

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Luis Mitchell Zevallos

Dancing Out of Depression: The

Tucson Dancing Runner

KOLD-TV

Megan McNeil

Jesse Zoller

Solemn Vow

KSL-5

Andrew Adams

Tanner Siegworth

Glen Beeby

SOCIETAL CONCERNS

SHORT FORM CONTENT

Bringing Cancer Care to the

Navajo Nation

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN CUSTOM MEDIA

Kris Fatsy

Jayshan Carpen

Ben Gershman

¿Hombre o Mujer?

UNIVISION KUTH 32

Sebastian Carrillo

Hyrum Quiroz

VOA Utah - Homeless Outreach

Program

COLOR RED MEDIA

Cody McCarthy

“A Monumental Question” - New

Mexico Living

KRQE

Chad Brummett

Gabby Giffords Shooting:

Who Was Shot, and How They

Changed

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Thomas Hawthorne

Pandemic Dreams

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Elena Lopez

Cáit NíSíomón

Forks Up, Masks Up

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Amy Chou

Safwat Saleem

Joshua Belveal

SOCIETAL CONCERNS

LONG FORM CONTENT

Mayor Tim Keller’s 2021 State of

the City | Uncharted Territory

CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE - GOV TV

Diego Lucero

One By One

KSL-5

Angie Denison

Eric Betts

ASU KER - Recognition of

Resilience

FERVOR CREATIVE

Don Newlen

Drew Moraca

Jami Pomponi Alire

Theresa Koscuisko Lamb

TECHNOLOGY CONTENT

Utah Insight- Silicon Slopes

Sparks Tech Economy

PBS UTAH

Liz Adeola

RaeAnn Christensen

Steve Crass

Lee Ollerton

Phil Isom

Dave Krummenacher

John Rogers

Isotopes, Migrants & Mysteries

ARIZONA PBS

Steve Filmer

Vanessa Ruiz

Power Connectors

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Bryan Nelson

Martin Rubio

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CULTURAL/TOPICAL

DOCUMENTARY

Breaking Par: COVID-19 Special

ELEVATED MEDIA PARTNERS

Ryan Johnson

Felix Stone

Connor Child

Rachel Cole

A Long Walk In Socialism

TPUSA PRODUCTIONS

Robert Baum

Joseph Stone

Nathan Lata

Joshua Dillard

Gabe Moon

The Work is Hard and Not Done:

Being Black in the Valley

KPNX 12 NEWS

Chris Dutton

Ryan Bengford

Emily Mowers

Ryan O’Connell

Judd Slivka

HISTORICAL

DOCUMENTARY

We Remember

KSL-5

Carole Mikita

Robert Brown

Poetry in Paint: Bea Mandelman

in Taos

NEW MEXICO PBS

Michael Kamins

Downwinders and the

Radioactive West

PBS UTAH

Cheryl Niederhauser

John Howe

Lee Ollerton

Kevin Sweet

Utah Movie Palaces

PBS UTAH

Lee Ollerton

Kevin Sweet

Issac Goeckeritz

Brenton Winegar

James Findlay

Will Montoya

Justin Cook

MAGAZINE PROGRAM

Art in the 48: Finding Your

Passion

ARIZONA PBS

Melissa Thompson

Shana Fischer

Alberto Rios

Ron Bruce

Jay Conner

Langston Fields

Carlos Chavez

Rodolfo Romo

Allysa Adams

Big Dreams

ARIZONA PBS

Margery Punnett

Rebecca Guldberg

Mark Tarbell

Melissa Thompson

Arizona Illustrated:

Understanding the Bighorn

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

John Booth

Tom McNamara

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PROGRAM

Disinformation in the 2020

Election

PBS UTAH

Jason Perry

Morgan Lyon Cotti

Natalie Tippets

Dana Barraco

Brooke Doner

Phil Isom

Lee Ollerton

Biden’s Border Strategy

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Kassandra Lau

Lorraine Rivera

Tony Paniagua

Mya Long

Gilbert, Arizona: Portraits of

2020

GILBERT DIGITAL

Jessica Bautista

Elizabeth Rohe

SPECIAL EVENT

COVERAGE

Gathering of Nations: The Roots

Run Deep

MOUNTAIN MOVER MEDIA

Kaela Waldstein

Derek Mathews

The Procedure

KAZT

Chris Wooley

Wayne Dickmann

David Rizik

Brad Perry

OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Martín Rubio

Nathan Huffman

Bryan Nelson

Festival of Trees Special

Programming

KSL-5

Angie Denison

INFORMATIONAL/

INSTRUCTIONAL

CONTENT

Filming With Your Phone

CITY OF PHOENIX COMMUNICATIONS

OFFICE

Chuck Emmert

Back to the Farm

ARIZONA PBS

Margery Punnett

Rebecca Guldberg

Melissa Thompson

Mark Tarbell

Night Fishing

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH

David Majure

All About the Vaccines

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Bryan Nelson

Nathan Huffman

Martin Rubio

THANK YOU TO OUR ANNOUNCERS THIS EVENING:

Lupita Murillo & Micah Johnson

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2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

Silver Circle Inductee

Chris Schueler

Chris Schueler has created more than one hundred

television programs over the past 25 years. These

programs have garnered 26 Rocky Mountain

Emmy® Awards and some have been broadcast

throughout the world.

Focusing on educational and social issues, Schueler has

experience in youth programming, cultural and social

documentaries and video projects, and family series

television. His clients have included the United Nations,

the National Institute of Mental Health, the PBS Network,

the CBS Network Foundation as well as networks and

government entities worldwide.

Schueler’s program topics have ranged from global warming

solutions to mental health stigma as well as domestic

violence, teen pregnancy prevention, AIDS, alcohol,

gambling addiction and opioid abuse.

His documentaries focusing on the environment, health and

social issues, and Native American challenges have not only

educated the viewing audience, but also have been used by

lawmakers and community leaders to inform decision making.

Schueler includes social marketing and target audience outreach for all his projects,

involving extensive use of electronic and internet platforms to address issues primarily

focused on teenagers and their families. In addition to including a large group of

teenagers in the programs production and outreach efforts, each of these projects

include organizing partnerships with nonprofit stakeholders, government entities and

private businesses. These documentaries and community outreach projects include

not only the airing of the programs in prime time, but also curriculum guides, Town Hall

meetings, specialized educational videos, and internet components including live web

cam interaction and text messaging.

The National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs named Chris Schueler

national “Innovator of the Year” for his nationally syndicated, News 101 Project that

trained teenagers to produce television news stories for local network affiliates.

Schueler has used his model to train journalists around the world in creating social issue

documentaries.

Schueler is the Executive Director of “SafeTeen New Mexico” which was named one of

the six best Community Outreach Programs in the United States.

And tonight, he can add member of the prestigious NATAS Silver Circle Society in the

Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter to that list.

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INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION

CONTENT

Pass It On

ARIZONA PBS

Margery Punnett

Melissa Thompson

Rebecca Guldberg

Mark Tarbell

VP Debate Breakdown

PBS UTAH

Jason Perry

Morgan Lyon Cotti

Natalie Tippets

Dana Barraco

Brooke Doner

Lee Ollerton

Phil Isom

Claiming Kamala

ARIZONA PBS

Nakia Christian

Ebonye Delaney

Scot Olson

Brad Cesmat Talks to Thom

Brennaman

SPORTS360AZ

Brad Cesmat

Jared Nielson

GRAPHIC ARTS

3D Animation

SKYGATE PICTURES

Bob Dolan

Ray Garcia De Leon

AUDIO LIVE OR POST

PRODUCED

Downwinders and the

Radioactive West

PBS UTAH

Brenton Winegar

William Montoya

Carter Pann: Soprano Saxophone

Concerto (2019)

ARIZONA PBS

Alex Kosiorek

True Concord Voices and

Orchestra - A Savior from on High

ARIZONA PBS

Alex Kosiorek

MUSICAL COMPOSITION/

ARRANGEMENT

Los Maskareñas

MEDIASLINGER

Jason Goodyear

Yo Prometo

MEDIASLINGER

Jason Goodyear

Carlos Medina

CRIME NEWS

“No Podemos con Tanto Dolor:”

Hermana de Nicole Solorio

Cuenta el Horror que Viven desde

México

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Nathalie Avilan

Catalina Ruiz

Escaping Meaningful Justice

KUTV

Wendy Halloran

MacKenzie Ryan

Mike Stephen

Crimen en Vivo y en Directo

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Rudy Nieves

The Clearfield Rapist

KSTU FOX 13

Adam Herbets

Anatomy of a Riot

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

The Last Ride - Tragic Accident or

Reckless Crime?

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

Confessions of a Mafia Hit Man:

“Sammy The Bull”

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

John Hook

Jon Noetzel

Habib Obi

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS

Labyrinth Restores Hope to

Community Amid Pandemic

KGUN 9

Luzdelia Caballero

The Hidden Masterpiece: A New

Mexico Treasure Hunt

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

Circus Performers Stranded

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Tyler Brodeur

12 News Celebrity Spotlight

KPNX 12 NEWS

Krystle Henderson

BUSINESS / CONSUMER

NEWS

Breeder in the Doghouse

KPNX 12 NEWS

Erica Stapleton

Carlos Chavez

Put To The Test: Gephardt Finds

Out The Best Battery For Your

Buck

KSL-5

Matthew Gephardt

Sloan Schrage

Fiberglass Nightmare

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Susan Campbell

Rick Beaugrand

Are Consumers Ignoring Business

Requests to Mask Up!?

KSL-5

Matthew Gephardt

Sloan Schrage

Cindy St. Clair

Josh Szymanik

The Ghost Kitchens

ABC15

Sonu Wasu

Peter Scholz

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Signed, Sealed…But Not

Delivered

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Warren Trent

Gary Harper

Todd Martin

Predatory Lending

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

NEWS SINGLE SHIFT

Making the Grade

KSL-5

Andrew Adams

Tanner Siegworth

Soft Closure Hard Tears

KSL-5

John Wilson

Alex Cabrero

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS

NEWS NO TIME LIMIT

The Order

KUTV

Chris Jones

Nadia Pflaum

Mike Stephen

Reading, Writing, Polygamy, and

Real Estate

KSTU FOX 13

Adam Herbets

Students Definitely Left Behind

in Virtual Learning

KOB 4

Chris Ramirez

Taking Flight

KSL-5

Heather Simonsen

John Wilson

TEEN NEWS

Addiction Through A Daughter’s

Eyes

KSL-5

Aley Davis

Eric Betts

Debbie Worthen

Magnet for Mischief

KSL-5

Cindy St. Clair

Mike Headrick

ENVIRONMENT/SCIENCE/

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Tech Support for Seniors

KOB 4

Joy Wang

La Buena Voluntad de David

Begay

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Jesus Fadel Ramirez

Daniela Zavala

Fidel Antonio Fadel

Jason Mills

Colossal Cave

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

Brian Kae

MILITARY NEWS SINGLE

SHIFT

Flags Fly Proud

KSL-5

John Wilson

Alex Cabrero

Welcome Home Kage

KSL-5

Alex Cabrero

Jay Hancock

To Me, it’s Every Day.

ABC15

Zach Crenshaw

Alfonso Sahagun

The Major’s Mini Farm Gets A

Makeover

KSL-5

Meghan Thackrey

Arizona Silent Service Memorial

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

Brian Kae

MILITARY NEWS NO TIME

LIMIT

An American Hero: Perseverance

& Freedom

KPNX 12 NEWS

Mark Curtis

Carlos Chavez

A Final Salute

KSL-5

Heather Simonsen

Josh Szymanik

Records of the Past

KSL-5

Andrew Adams

Ray Boone

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT

NEWS SINGLE SHIFT

“I Know My Son Was With Me”

Mother’s Plea Leads to First of its

Kind Law

KPNX 12 NEWS

Michael Doudna

All Up to Chance!

KSL-5

Matthew Rascon

Jay Hancock

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT

NEWS NO TIME LIMIT

Lights, Camera, Inaction: State’s

Shopping Spree Disappears

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

Riot in Cellblock 3

KRQE

Larry Barker

Mark Corey

Thomas Garcia

RELIGION NEWS

The Arrest of an Airman

KRQE

Sara Montoya

Jessica Kidder

Crystal Gutierrez

Thomas Garcia

Our Church Has Left The Building

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Zahid Arab

Louis Tortora

Hope In Numbers

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Heidi Goitia-Cullum

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Silver Circle Inductee

Bruce Haffner

Don’t tell Bruce Haffner it can’t be done.

Let’s start with his years as a student and fresh

out of ASU, when everyone wanted to be part of

the newest craze -- the music video. There you

found Bruce Haffner, helping produce an MTV-style show

showcasing the likes of U2, B.B. King and Rod Stewart.

Then, it was on to yet another competitive, high octane

vocation -- TV news. As a television news cameraman

covering stories around the country and across Arizona,

Haffner earned 15 Emmy Awards. “While most of us

know Bruce Haffner as the helicopter pilot and reporter

on Phoenix airwaves for years, he is also an amazing

photographer and editor,” says former KTVK executive

producer Abbie Smith. “His storytelling abilities behind the

camera were among the best in the business, capturing

the beauty and the challenges of people and places all

over Arizona. But it was telling stories from the air that

he loved the most, so while he was doing his day job as a

photographer and editor for NewsChannel 3, he was also

working to get his pilot/helicopter license so he could live his dream.”

And once he got that pilot’s license, Haffner transformed his career into a helicopter pilot. And

not just any helicopter pilot. Given his news experience, he took his TV photography experience

in the air and calls his helicopter “just an expensive tripod.” Haffner also supplied support for

reporters on the ground while they covered breaking news. “Whenever we were entering the

Gates of Hell on the ground,” says former KTVK reporter Mike Watkiss, who from time to time

has used his share of colorful descriptions, “it was always comforting to know Haffner was up in

the sky looking out for us and guiding us in.”

In 2009, Haffner saw his career change dramatically when KTVK sold its helicopter. Two years

later, he bought his own helicopter and launched CHOPPERGUY to provide top quality

aviation aerial video production and news coverage for KTVK and later KPHO CBS 5 as well. His

company also shoots aerials for production companies, ad agencies and CHOPPERGUY even

has a few movie credits on the big screen.

Haffner’s 25-year run as a Pilot/Reporter for KTVK-TV3 and CBS 5 ended in 2020. Now he

produces THE CHOPPERGUY SHOW on his CHOPPERGUY YouTube channel.

“Drones take great pictures from on high at a cost that’s low,” says former KTVK news director

Phil Alvidrez. “But Bruce Haffner took viewers with him on daily adventures, and his storytelling

rides were worth every penny. Phoenix television is poorer without him in the sky.”

If Haffner’s career proves anything, it is that we shouldn’t be surprised when he recreates himself

once again.

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SOCIETAL CONCERNS

NEWS NO TIME LIMIT

La Travesía De Jason

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Jesus Fadel Ramirez

Sheila Varela

National Park Ranger Kills

Unarmed Man

KOB 4

Chris Ramirez

Ephraim Utah/ Una Comunidad

en el Olvido

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Rudy Nieves

Noe Gonzalez

A Quiet Crisis

KSL-5

Ashley Moser

Aley Davis

Keri Wilcox

The Justice Files: The Last

Lynching in the West

GOOD 4 UTAH / KTVX

Marcos Ortiz

Greg Townsend

Many Pieces to this Problem

KSTU FOX 13

Lauren Steinbrecher

Taylor Murray

MILITARY CONTENT

The Flying Fortress

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Gage Judd

Saluting a Special Veteran

HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY

Delbert Vega

Lin Sue Cooney

Arizona Daily Mix Memorial Day

Show

KAZT

Bradley Perry

Supporting Military Students and

Student Veterans in College

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Laura Fields

POLITICS / GOVERNMENT

CONTENT

2020 AZ Senate Debate

ARIZONA PBS

Allysa Adams

Ted Simons

Lorraine Rivera

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez

Mike Sauceda

Laarni Fernandez Nuez

Shana Fischer

Destino 2020

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Miguel Calvillo

Juan Villa

León Felipe González

Sheila Varela

Liliana Salgado

Heidi Renpenning

Silvia Sanchez

Utah Governor Debate

KUTV

Michael Garber

Tazya Williams

Kelcy Little

Heidi Hatch

Daniel Kovach

Mike Stephen

Craig Hart

Benjamin Pollchik

Erik Bullard

Eddie Collins

Utah Women Legislators Rise Up

PBS UTAH

RaeAnn Christensen

Steve Crass

Patrick Brennan

Carol Dalrymple

RELIGION CONTENT

Missionaries Aid Families in

Pandemic

CHURCH NEWSROOM

Buddy Blankenfeld

United In Prayer

KSL-5

Angie Denison

Eric Betts

Josh Szymanik

BRANDED CONTENT

SHORT FORM

Innovation at ASU

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Joshua Belveal

Amy Chou

Safwat Saleem

My Most Memorable Call

PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT

Jim Hartman

Reinvent Learning - Gateway

Community College

CULTIVATOR CONTENT LABS

David Hildreth

Scott Foreman

Behind the Scenes: The Wilhelm

Scream

MEGAPLEX THEATRES

Scott Terrill

CALS Graduation Trailer: Spring

2020

LANDMARK STORIES AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF ARIZONA

Sandra Westdahl

Galen McCaw

Pandemic Hospice Heroes

HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY

Lin Sue Cooney

Delbert Vega

BRANDED CONTENT LONG

FORM

The Purest Food & Coffee

Between The Red Rocks

REEL PEOPLE PRODUCTIONS

Katy Sine

Dru Williams

Backyard Biography - The

Multops

CALIFORNIA POOLS & LANDSCAPE

Jonathan Hayward

The Watershed

SALT RIVER PROJECT

James Bustamante

Daren Gulsvig

Ron Harrison

Joseph Cyr

Ann Brown

Tiffany Bolton

Dante Dimabuyu

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PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT SINGLE

SPOT

#VotaConmigo

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Gerardo Higginson

Claudia Prado

Ronald Estrada

Arizona Strong - Chalk

ABC15

Jose Ochoa

Logan Rager

Brooks Sneed

Unidos por los Nuestros –

COVID-19 Campaign

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Gerardo Higginson

Claudia Prado

Ronald Estrada

Yo Prometo

MOUNTAIN MOVER MEDIA

Kaela Waldstein

Carlos Medina

Arizona Strong - Pastor

ABC15

Brooks Sneed

Jose Ochoa

#VotaConmigo Voting Campaign

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Gerardo Higginson

Ronald Estrada

Claudia Prado

Wash Your Hands

KOB 4

Joy Wang

PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT

CAMPAIGN

Fentanyl Abuse and Narcan

PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Samuel Salzwedel

Lauren Reimer

Mark Lamb

Distracted Drivers Terrify Me

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION

John Dougherty

Russell Chase

Charles Cull

Joe Larger

NEWS PROMOTION

TOPICAL SINGLE SPOT

Video Game Risks

KPNX 12 NEWS

Bill McCarthy

Tragedy at Arches/The Death of

an Icon

KSTU FOX 13

Darcy Stapleford

Super Speeders

KUTV

Craig Hart

NEWS PROMOTION IMAGE

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Local News Matters

ABC15

Jose Ochoa

La Guía del Monzón 2020 Promo

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Alfonso Villar

Ossman Enrique Padilla

Jorge Palomares

Patricio Gray

Henry Golac

Miss You

KUTV

Craig Hart

KOAT7: ‘Change’ 2020 Image

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Justin Lund

Mic Flag

ABC15

Jose Ochoa

PROGRAM PROMOTION

SINGLE SPOT / IMAGE

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Being Black in the Valley Promo

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Chris Dutton

Ryan Bengford

Ryan O’Connell

Utah Movie Palaces

PBS UTAH

Chris Olivas

Zozobra 2020

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Justin Lund

PROGRAM PROMOTION

CAMPAIGN

Celebrating Black History Month

ARIZONA PBS

Ebonye Delaney

Nakia Christian

This Is Utah - Season 3

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Arizona Illustrated Rebrand

Campaign

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA

Carolyn Yaussy

PROMOTION SPORTS

Phoenix Suns - Valley Jersey

Reveal

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Nick Williams

Christopher Price

Robert Weinerth

Graham Wincott

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Utah Jazz on AT&T Sportsnet

AT&T SPORTSNET

Garrison Schott

Cody Ulm

Laura Berzins

Casandra Perez

Breaking Par Promos

ELEVATED MEDIA PARTNERS

Ryan Johnson

Felix Stone

Connor Child

PROMOTIONAL TRAILER

Monday Night Showdown

ARIZONA CARDINALS BROADCAST

NETWORK

Dan Nettles

Downwinders and the

Radioactive West

PBS UTAH

Chris Olivas

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2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

Silver Circle Inductee

Lisa Fuller Magee

Lisa Fuller Magee started her broadcast career

in radio when she was just 16 years old. Being a

disc jockey helped put her through college at the

University of Nebraska at Kearney. A few years

after she graduated, a visit to Arizona would change her

broadcasting path.

Magee took a part-time job at KTVK-TV as what was then

known as a “live-truck driver” -- driving a microwave truck

to locations and engineering the equipment so reporters

could do live-shots throughout the Valley. It was a great

experience as she moved into what she loved -- writing

stories, telling stories and coordinating broadcasts. Now 34

years later, she has been a writer, assistant producer, show

producer, live program producer, booker, special project

producer, movie critic and Senior Producer -- all at KTVK.

For nearly 15 years, Magee was the line and show

producer for Good Morning Arizona, a runaway hit

and ratings grabber in the Phoenix market. Also during

that time, Magee served as a movie critic for the show.

After producing Good Morning Arizona during the weekdays, she would fly to

Los Angeles or New York on weekends to see movies, interview the actors and

then turn the interviews into stories for Good Morning Arizona. She also did liveshots

and interviews from locations around the world, including Hawaii, Genoa,

London, Toronto, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow. Magee also used her

entertainment contacts to book and handle hundreds of movie stars, comedians

and bands when they appeared on Good Morning Arizona. This included everyone

from Jason Aldean to Damon Wayans to Liam Hemsworth.

“Viewers may not know that Lisa Fuller Magee is a Phoenix television institution,”

says Phil Alvidrez, the former longtime News Director at KTVK and now a partner

in MagicDust Television. “She would hate that description, but it’s true. And many

of the stories viewers loved for years on Good Morning Arizona never would have

happened without Lisa’s guiding hand.”

Her co-workers agree.

“Lisa has always been the consummate professional and the person you wanted

in the booth producing live programming like Good Morning Arizona,” says Abbie

Smith, the Executive Producer of The List and former KTVK co-worker. “She was

always the calm in the storm when news was breaking, and it had to get on the air.”

“Lisa is the total package,” says Marty Hames, the Community Liaison of Circle the

City and a former Good Morning Arizona anchor. “She is the definition of integrity, a

class act, and a true friend.”

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George Floyd Protests Phoenix

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Johnny Cordoba

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Madness, Battleground Arizona &

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Maddy Pumilia 2020-2021

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Courtney Banks: Riots, COVID &

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Jeremy Brunner - Content

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The People vs. The Pandemic:

Stories of the Navajo Nation

KOB 4

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Dosis de Esperanza: Venciendo a

la Pandemia

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Composite

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La Travesía de Jason

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Looked Good On Paper VIII

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Welcome Back D-backs

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Through The Lens

ARIZONA CARDINALS BROADCAST

NETWORK

Shawn Deloney

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Jason Bacon

Elections 2020

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Misael Gonzalez

Wilson Shooting 2020

KSL-5

John Wilson

VIDEO JOURNALIST

They Called it a One Man Band

Back in My Day

KSL-5

Mike Anderson

VJ, Capítulo: Pandemia

UNIVISION ARIZONA

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Before the Badge Composite

PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stephanie Barnes

Arizona Peace Trail

ARIZONA GAME AND FISH

David Majure

Max Gorden Video Journalist

Composite

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Max Gorden

TECHNICAL

ACHIEVEMENT

Riders of the Purple Sage: The

Making of a Western Opera

QUANTUM LEAP PRODUCTIONS

Bill Davis

Jazz at Pistons - All Hands on

Deck Road Broadcast

UTAH JAZZ

Jeremy Brunner

Travis Henderson

Debates in a Pandemic

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Chris Fullam

Phoenix Suns and the NBA

Bubble

PHOENIX SUNS BROADCASTING

Dan Siekmann

2020 Student Production Awards

for Excellence

RMSW NATAS

Dan JP Ciernia MEd

Dale R. Wyman

WEATHER CONTENT

La Mesa del Saber

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Henry Golac

El Rastro del Monzon

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Henry Golac

Miguel Gaytan

Magali Rivera

Juan Gonzalez

Angélica Atondo

Arturo Trujillo

Latter-day Saints Participate in

“Operation Firewood Rescue” to

Help Utah’s Native Americans

CHURCH NEWSROOM

Heidi Camacho

Monsoon 2020

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Paul Horton

Ashlee DeMartino

Elizabeth Anspach

Louis Tortora

Mike Smith

Matt Horn

Michael Abbott

Mike Conlee

Monsoon 2020

KPNX 12 NEWS

Kacie Talamante

Krystle Henderson

Lindsay Riley

Jamie Kagol

Carlos Chavez

Chris Latella

WEATHER NEWS

Winds Along the Wasatch

KSL-5

Frances Cooke

Kevin Eubank

Debbie Worthen

Dan Rascon

Ladd Egan

Jed Boal

Mike Anderson

Meghan Thackrey

Mark Wetzel

Pat Duran

Haboob Tracker

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Ashlee DeMartino

Climate Challenges Hemp

Farmers

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Ashlee DeMartino

Historic Alta Interlodge

KSL-5

Morgan Wolfe

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ANCHOR WEATHER

Meteorologist Krystle Henderson

KPNX 12 NEWS

Krystle Henderson

Meteorologist Byron Morton

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Byron Morton

Meteorologist Chase Thomason

KUTV

Chase Thomason

Chief Meteorologist Henry Golac

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Henry Golac

Meteoróloga Suheily López Belén

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Suheily Lopez Belen

ANCHOR NEWS / SPORTS

Chierstin Susel Anchors

KPNX 12 NEWS

Chierstin Susel

Leon Felipe Gonzalez - News

Anchor

UNIVISION ARIZONA

León Felipe González

Jared’s 2020 Time Warp

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jared Dillingham

Danielle Lerner

ABC15

Danielle Lerner

Mark Curtis 12 News Anchor

KPNX 12 NEWS

Mark Curtis

I’m Still Not a Baby, I’m a Man..

I’m an Anchorman!!!

KSL-5

Mike Headrick

REPORTER DAILY NEWS /

SPORTS / INVESTIGATIVE /

CONSUMER

Reportera en Tiempos de

Desinformación

UNIVISION ARIZONA

Liliana Salgado

Andrew Adams, Reporter

KSL-5

Andrew Adams

Any Time, Any Place, Any Story

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

Matt Galka

Wendy Halloran Investigates

KUTV

Wendy Halloran

Kelly Vaughen Reporting

KUTV

Kelly Vaughen

Nick King Sports Reporter

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Nick King

DAYTIME / EVENING

NEWSCAST LARGE

MARKETS

Stop the Count Rally

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Taylor Fareri

Brandon Lee

Christina Armstrong

Briana Whitney

Jared Dillingham

Christopher Zang

Brittni Thomason

12 News First - June 23rd: Trump

Visit, Wildfire Evacuations

KPNX 12 NEWS

Dylan Dulberg

Tram Mai

Michael Doudna

Josh Sanders

Joe Dana

Kyle Burton

Andrew Hernandez

Aaron Kurtz

Matt Wendt

Daniel Mendez

12 News at 10

KPNX 12 NEWS

Mark Faccio

Caribe Devine

Mark Curtis

Colleen Sikora

Phillip Mathews

Nick Perez

Samuel Snook

Jeffrey Vinton

Niala Charles

America Decides: Election Night

2020

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jennifer Jones

Jacob Mowry

Yetta Gibson

Brandon Lee

Briana Whitney

Kim Powell

Whitney Clark

Sean McLaughlin

Alyssa Reilly

Taylor Fareri

Heather Moore

DAYTIME / EVENING

NEWSCAST - MEDIUM OR

SMALL MARKETS

Action 7 News Live at 4: Hitting

Reset

KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS

Janelle Brisbine

Brittany Hope

Fatal Crash in Holtville - News 11’s

Early Edition

KYMA

Ernesto Romero

Jenny Day

Brandon Mejia

Alexandra Rangel

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SINGLE SHIFT

Niño al volante: ‘En busca de un

Lamborghini’

UNIVISION KUTH 32

Sebastian Carrillo

Craig Comes Home

KSL-5

John Wilson

Alex Cabrero

Remember Mikey

KSL-5

Andrew Adams

Jay Hancock

Here’s to the Losers

KSAZ FOX10 PHOENIX

Matt Galka

Joe Keating

BREAKING OR SPOT NEWS

SINGLE REPORT

Manifestaciones Violentas en Salt

Lake City

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Irving Soriano

Noe González

Cindy Bernal

Mitchell Zevallos

Rudy Nieves

Gustavo Jaimes

Can We Go Home?!

KSL-5

Matthew Gephardt

Ashley Moser

Jay Hancock

Mark Wetzel

Nadine Wimmer

Tear Gas and Broken Glass

ABC15

Zach Crenshaw

Kyle Dodd

Officers, Demonstrators Clash in

Downtown Phoenix

ABC15

John Genovese

Demanding Change

ABC15

Nick Ciletti

BREAKING OR SPOT NEWS

MULTIPLE REPORTS

Battleground Salt Lake

KSL-5

Alex Cabrero

Shara Park

Stuart Johnson

Jay Hancock

Matthew Gephardt

Mike Headrick

Tanner Siegworth

Cody Neilson

Dan Rascon

Audrey Brandin

Carson Brewerton

Lionel Weeks

Kristi Henderson

Matthew Rascon

Benjamin Tidswell

Mark Wetzel

Keenan Panti

Phoenix: On the Brink

ABC15

Joey Hardy

Luke Garrison

John Genovese

Danielle Lerner

Justin Pazera

Jim Egbert

Mike Pelton

Melissa Blasius

Donnie Lane

Unrest in Downtown Phoenix

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Briana Whitney

Christopher Zang

Jacob Mowry

David Caltabiano

Whitney Clark

Kraig Stern

Kristin Couturier

Sean Hitchcock

Brittany Burtscher

James Fry

Jared Dillingham

SEAN MCLAUGHLIN

Destruction in Salt Lake City:

George Floyd Protest Turns

Violent

GOOD 4 UTAH / KTVX

Jason Nguyen

Nicole Neuman

Nick McGurk

Rosie Nguyen

Ellen Burmester

Robert Castille

Lauren Oesterling

Toni Mikayelyan

Tempe Town Lake Train

Derailment

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Maria Braganini

Ashley Reyes

Gina Maravilla

Tyson Hunter Scott

Gibby Parra

Arrianee LeBeau

Olivia Fierro

Javier Soto

Hector Holguin Jr.

Bobbi Jo Kelly

Bruce Haffner

Victor Ochoa

John Asaro

Gerardo Ramo Marin

Loraine Scheuring

Heidi Goitia

Mike Smith

Gerald Ferguson

NEWS EXCELLENCE

Telemundo Utah News 2020

Overall News Excellence

KULX TELEMUNDO UTAH

Noe Gonzalez

A Year of Excellence - KSL 5 TV

KSL-5

Leona Wood

ABC15 - Taking Action When It

Matters Most

ABC15

Mark Casey

Arizona’s Family

ARIZONA’S FAMILY

Jennifer Dahl

OVERALL EXCELLENCE

ABC15 - An Unprecedented Year

ABC15

Anita Helt

Telemundo Arizona

TELEMUNDO ARIZONA

Andrew Deschapelles

Overall Excellence 12 News

KPNX 12 NEWS

Kate Morris

Arizona PBS: Part of the

Community

ARIZONA PBS

Julia Wallace

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THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOUTHWEST CHAPTER OF

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES

2021 Board of Governors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Doug Mummert,

President, National Foundation Chairman

Mark Reda,

First VP and Awards Chair

Theresa Maher,

Second VP and Event Chair, Trustee

Jennifer Doan,

Secretary

Suzanne Guery,

Treasurer

Warren Trent,

Membership & Outreach Chair, Trustee

George Davilas,

Alternate Trustee (Trustee Elect)

Lara Gates,

Executive Director

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Bob Adlhoch,

National Awards Chair

Dan Barr

Sue Breding,

Alternate Trustee Elect

Dan J.P. Ciernia, M.Ed.

Chuck Emmert

Mike Headrick,

Utah Representative

Krystle Henderson

Micah Johnson

Jennifer Jones

Danielle Lerner

Carol Lynde

Frankie McLister,

Social Media Chair

Özlem Ayse Özgür,

Tucson Representative

Gina Santiago

Chris Schueler,

New Mexico Representative

Donna Rossi,

Vice Awards Chair

EX OFFICIIO

ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY

FOUNDATION

Doug Mummert,

President

Dan J.P. Ciernia M. Ed.,

Vice President

Jennifer Jones,

Treasurer

Lara Gates,

Secretary

Bob Adlhoch

Krystle Henderson

Theresa Maher

Malachy Weinges

Dr. John Craft

Gold & Silver Circle Chair

Miguel Gaytán

Jennifer Kaplan

Chris Kline

Joseph Ortiz

Juan Villa

Malachy Wienges,

National Chairman Emeritus

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN

STUDENT PRODUCTION AWARDS

2021

HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE

PROGRAM

[cdstv] Season 14, Episode 26

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Chandler Carlisle

Mason Rich

Leah Gunter

The Mustang Magazine: Pilot

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

[cdstv] Season 14, Episode 28

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Chandler Carlisle

Mason Rich

Zoe Karpowicz

Leia Gibbs

Nathan Shapiro

Leah Gunter

COLLEGE MAGAZINE

PROGRAM

Cache Rendezvous Holiday

Edition

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Robinson Miles

Sarah Murphy

Eric Price

Jonathan May

HIGH SCHOOL EDITOR

Editor: Ryan Kraska - Editing Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

GRHS Hawks Baseball Montage

GILA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Josh Lopez

Intro - Weekly Show - Virtual

School

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Bryan Gonzalez Perez

Screen

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Aazir Taylor

COLLEGE EDITOR

Friedrich Accum - A Pioneer

in the Fight Against Food

Adulteration

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Eric Joseph Lynch

The Pickwick Club

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Emily Ooi

Hindsight

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Cheyanne Glazier

HIGH SCHOOL ARTS

AND ENTERTAINMENT /

CULTURAL AFFAIRS

New Mexican Girl

MEDIA ARTS COLLABORATIVE CHARTER

SCHOOL

Pamela Farmer

COLLEGE

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jazz and Roses

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bennett Kim

Chloe Caufield Cinematography

Reel

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Chloe Caufield

The Pickwick Club

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Trent Powelson

Standby

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Jose “Pepe” Sifuentes

By Good Rights

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Alexis Lopez

Xander Martin Cinematography

Reel

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Xander Williams

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HIGH SCHOOL

PHOTOGRAPHER

Film & TV Commercial

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Hunter Wilson

RealReal Skateboard

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Karl Thomas II

Kalini Aguon-Sewell -

Photography Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Benjamin Jace Bryce -

Photographer Demo Reel

WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

Benjamin Bryce

COLLEGE NON-FICTION

SHORT FORM

Gender Pioneer in Arizona

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Katelyn Keenehan

All The Same

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Chris Blackford

Alex Payan

Missing Fly for Fly Fishers

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Sam Walker

Robinson Miles

Stigma

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Cheyanne Glazier

HIGH SCHOOL NON-

FICTION SHORT FORM

Day 87

SETON CATHOLIC PREP HIGH SCHOOL

Audrey Wood

Turning Trash Into Treasure

TUCSON MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL

Cosmo Brusa Zappellini

Screen

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Aazir Taylor

COLLEGE AUDIO / SOUND

Hindsight

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Cheyanne Glazier

Scorn

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Xander Williams

Micah Bentley - Wine Skins

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Cody Cea

HIGH SCHOOL AUDIO /

SOUND

Ryan Kraska - Audio Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Community Concerns

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Galindo

COLLEGE VIDEO ESSAY

COVID-19 Food Crisis

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Luke Simmons

A Mother’s Journey

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Fronco Latono

Baked Chemistry

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Olivya Bryant

Navajo School District fights to

overcome COVID-19

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Megan Marples

HIGH SCHOOL LIVE

SPORTING EVENT / GAME

Sunrise Mountain Girls Basketball

Live Broadcast by SMHS PSBN

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Lamley Andrews

Colin Farrer

Joshua Carlson

Karina Maccano

Korey Williams

Aidan Fuhrmann

Sara Bird

Kaden Naverez

Alex Maccias

Sunrise Mountain PSBN

Broadcast Boys Volleyball

Millennium vs Sunrise Mountain

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Morgan Behie

Colin Farrer

Joshua Carlson

Kaden Naverez

Sara Bird

Reese Rivera

Sunrise vs Liberty Mens Varsity

Basketball

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Josh Brawley

Nathan Kettlehut

Naomi Frager

Ben Lin

Micheal Micele

Miguel Sued

Charles Bowes

COLLEGE SPORTS STORY

OR SEGMENT

Skating Through Adversity

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Michael Gutnick

Tackling For Safety

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Rachel Phillips

Seated Golfer Prepares For U.S.

Disabled Open

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Jordan Spurgeon

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2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

Arizona Native Ponwith Fulfills

Dream at ASU

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Mason Kern

Soundtrack of Sport

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Reed Harmon

Underground Railroad Cyclist

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Sarandon Raboin

A Sunrise Prayer, on Piestewa

Peak

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Sarandon Raboin

Attitude is Everything

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Zachary Keenan

HIGH SCHOOL

COMMERCIAL

Real Dairy Commercial

SETON CATHOLIC PREP HIGH SCHOOL

Ben Staedicke

SDOHS Commercial

SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Stoller

Nathan Edlebeck

Ava Aguilar

Boys Volleyball Game Promo

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Ryan Kraska

Captains Video

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Aldric Galicia

COLLEGE COMMERCIAL

The Black Sheep

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Alex Payan

Aquatics Promo

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Sam Walker

Nathaniel Gillis

Club Sports Promo

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Austin Roundy

HIGH SCHOOL NON-

FICTION LONG FORM

Inside The Hive: The Stories of

True Buzz West Coast

BOULDER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Andrew Morgan

Christmas in September: Making

Somewhere in the Snow

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

How Bread Has Made Us Who We

Are Today

SPOT 127

Zayan Ahmad

COLLEGE NON-FICTION

LONG FORM

BYU Student Journalists Working

During a Pandemic

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Emma Benson

Joseph Carson

Karani Namunyu

Halston Robinson

Friedrich Accum - A Pioneer

in the Fight Against Food

Adulteration

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Eric Joseph Lynch

Roberta on the Road

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Olivia Nichols

Jesse Wannagot

Victoria Bridges

Kross Warr

HIGH SCHOOL WRITER

Global Warming -All Facts No

Fiction

DESERT VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

Kayler Catron

Misfire

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Bryan Gonzalez Perez

Ryan’s Ryan: College Special

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

COLLEGE WRITER

The Pickwick Club

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

John Newton

COVID Response

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

McKenzie Allen-Charmley

Scorn

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Xander Williams

HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC

VIDEO

Mixed Tape

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Korey Williams

Board

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Mariah Franco

Walk but in a Garden

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Bryan Gonzalez Perez

COLLEGE MUSIC VIDEO

Falling

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Alex Kennedy

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HIGH SCHOOL

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

(MMJ)

Making Paper!

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Layla Reif

National Honor Society

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Chandler Carlisle

COLLEGE MULTIMEDIA

JOURNALIST (MMJ)

Stalking of College Students in

Utah

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Sarah Murphy

FilmBar Saved

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Tyler Manion

Bike Safety Signs

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Katelyn Keenehan

HIGH SCHOOL FICTION

LONG FORM

Misfire

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Bryan Gonzalez Perez

COLLEGE FICTION LONG

FORM

The Way I See You

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

Brittany Ha-Nguyen

The Pickwick Club

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Sam Matheson

Here with Me

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Ray Boukara

By Good Rights

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Trace Avey

Chris Blackford

Tatyana Keller

Murphy

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Chloe Caufield

Sam Dorcey

Lisette Perez

Wilson Hickman

HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Global Warming-All Facts No

Fiction

DESERT VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

KAYLER CATRON

The Tunnel

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Josh Brawley

Aldric Galicia

Kalini Aguon-Sewell Director’s

Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

COLLEGE DIRECTOR

The Pickwick Club

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

John Newton

Jazz and Roses

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bennett Kim

Hindsight

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Chloe Evans

Rocket Science

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Kenny Gondales

HIGH SCHOOL

PUBLIC SERVICE

ANNOUNCEMENT (PSA)

Get Your Grades Up

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Chandler Carlisle

Sunrise for Change: Composting

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Ryan Kraska

Stress Management

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Community Concerns

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Hunter Wilson

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COLLEGE ANIMATION/

GRAPHICS/SPECIAL

EFFECTS

Fun-Gi

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Maddy Ingram

Huntington Promo

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Nathan Holt

Mending Needle

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Laurel Zeiler

The Color: Blue

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Miroslava Gaitan

Thin Ice

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Nathan Holt

HIGH ANIMATION/

GRAPHICS/SPECIAL

EFFECTS

Superhero

GILA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Jeffery Parle

Ryan Kraska - Animation/

Graphics/Special Effects Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Inferno

GILA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Jeffery Parle

Weekly Show Outro - Super Hero

Theme

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Aazir Taylor

An Inch Within Extinction

DEER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Brian Denuit

COLLEGE FICTION SHORT

FORM

Stitched Together

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Realiti Ibsen

Alexa Bland

Kesmine Hickman

Scorn

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Xander Williams

Jazz and Roses

GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Bennett Kim

Recurrent

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Casey Davis

Seeing Monsters

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ARIZONA

Chris Blackford

WE’RE FRESH AND

INNOVATIVE

ARE YOU?

EVOLVE PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING

OFFERS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING TO

EVOLVE THEIR BRAND/IMAGE BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY.

WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE THE TEAM AT

EVOLVE CONTINUALLY LOOKS TO BUILD LASTING RELATIONSHIPS

WITH BOTH THEIR CLIENTS AND THE COMMUNITY.

www.evolveprandmarketing.com

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HIGH SCHOOL FICTION

SHORT FORM

Jesse and Taylor’s Totally Epic

High School Bucket List

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Chandler Carlisle

Layla Reif

Pitch Day

CORONA DEL SOL HIGH SCHOOL

Leah Gunter

Elian Alvarez

Mason Rich

Ryan’s Ryan: College Special

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Your Average Hopeless Romantic

TUCSON HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL

Tara Belger

COLLEGE TALENT - NEWS

OR SPORTS

Zachary Keenan

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Zachary Keenan

Sarah Murphy Talent Reel

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Sarah Murphy

Joseph Carson

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Joseph Carson

Macenzi McGuire Weather

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Macenzi McGuire

Andrea Cabrera

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Andrea Cabrera

HIGH SCHOOL TALENT -

NEWS OR SPORTS

Taking Care of Yourself

VERRADO HIGH SCHOOL

Robert Jones

Ryan Kraska News Talent Reel

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

COLLEGE NEWS REPORT -

SERIOUS OR LIGHT

The Chosen

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Joseph Carson

Corona Water Treatment Plant

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Joseph Carson

COVID Walk-Through

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Andrea Cabrera

White Mtn. Apache COVID

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

McKenzie Allen-Charmley

Expanding Water Pipeline

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Katelyn Keenehan

Music Therapy

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Sarah Murphy

Sarah’s Attitude

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Sarah Murphy

COVID Outbreak at ADOC

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Katelyn Keenehan

HIGH SCHOOL PUBLIC

AFFAIRS / COMMUNITY

SERVICE

Kalini’s Corner: Reduce, Reuse,

Recycle

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Kalini Aguon-Sewell

Ryan Kraska

HIGH SCHOOL TALENT

PERFORMER

Ryan Kraska - Ryan’s Ryan:

College Special

SUNRISE MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Kraska

COLLEGE NEWSCAST

Newsline - November 3, 2020

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Isabela Erekson

A-TV News November 11, 2020

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY / A-TV NEWS

Sam Walker

Cronkite News March 23, 2021

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - WALTER

CRONKITE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

AND MASS COMMUNICATION

Angel Jimenez

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2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

Past Chapter Presidents

Gold Circle Society

2013-2018 Theresa Maher

2006-2012 Jennifer Jones

2005-2006 Donna Rossi

2001-2004 Bob Adlhoch

Jack Clifford

Bill Close

John Craft

Robert Davies

Maurie Helle

Jack Jacobson

Dick Knipfing

Homer Lane

Larry Martel

Pat McMahon

Bill Miller

Jack Miller

Jack Parris

Larry Schnebly

Bill Thompson

Ray Thompson

2000 Drew Sidener

1999 Dennis Dilworth

1997-1998 Marvin Palmer

1995-1996 Bill Ottinger

1993-1994, 2000 Jan Jacobson

1992 David Roberts

1991 John Craft

1990 Steve Widmann

1988-1989 Dave Howell

1986-1988 Don Lacombe

1983-1985 Stephen F. Tripp

1981-1983 Dave DeBarger

1980-1981 Bill Stull

1978-1980 Basil Andrew

1976-1978 Joe Zesbaugh

1973-1975 Ed Cooperstein

1971-1972 Ira Morton

1968-1970 Jeanne Metzger

1968-1969 Bob Ellis

1965-1967 Robert Davies

1963-1964 Hal Metcalf

1962-1963 Donald Tuckwood

1960-1961 Gene Blanpied

1959-1960 Homer Lane

Silver Circle Society

Bob Adlhoch

Charles Allen

George Allen

Robert Allingham

Phil Alvidrez

Catherine Anaya

Guy Atchley

Roger Ball

Larry Barker

Dan Barr

Margaret Beardsley

Ron Bergamo

Steve Bodinet

John Booth

Sue Breding

Bill Buckmaster

Donald Burgess

Paul Burt

Frank Camacho

Ted Capener

Rudy Casillas

Tom Chauncey

Joe Chitwood

Jack Clifford

Mike Conlee

Ron Connor

C.E. “Pep” Cooney

Lin Sue Cooney

Bruce Cooper

Felipe Corral

Dr. John Craft

Mark Curtis

Rick D’Amico

Jan D’Atri

Kent Dana

Dan Davis

Rick DeBruhl

Rod Decker

Chuck Deen

Bill Denney

Ray Depa

Joe Diaz

Dennis Dilworth

Jennifer Doan

Roger Downey

Deborah Sedillo

Dugan

Bruce Dunbar

Bob Ellis

Chuck Emmert

Tony Escobar

Mark Eubank

Stan Everett

Tom Fergus

Bud Foster

Dave Fox

Stella Gallegos

Manny Garcia

Scott Geyer

Donald Godfrey

Hector Gonzalez

Barbara Grijalva

Michael Grant

Jeff Halberg

Scott Hanson

Mike Harris

Troy Hayden

Tom Heidinger

Mark Heier

Joe Hengemuehler

Ray Hinshaw

John Hollenhorst

John Hook

Ron Hoon

Don Hopfer

Dr. Dale Hoskins

John Howe

Jan Jacobson

George Kay

Sharon Kelley

John Kelso

Patti Kirkpatrick

Dick Knipfing

Ladimir Kwiatkowski

Jude LaCava

Homer Lane

Frederic Leigh

Bill Leverton

Bonnie Leverton

Delbert Lewis

Jewell Lewis

Stacy Lincoln

Richard Lindstrom

Morgan Loew

Anita Favela Luera

David Luna

Carol Lynde

Paul McComb

Keith McCord

Al McCoy

Richard McKee

Jay McSpadden

Al Macias

Lucia Madrid

Joseph Manning

Larry Martel

Robert Martin

Sean McLaughlin

Carole Mikita

Bill Miller

David Miller

Neil Miller

Howard Morgan

Dave Munsey

Lupita Murillo

Richard Najar

Dave Nichols

Royal Norman

Dick Nourse

Mary Nickles

Dennis O’Neill

Luis Olivas

Scot Olson

Carey Olson

Jaime Ontiveros

Bill Ottinger

Jack Parris

Frank Peddie

Cary Pfeffer

Sterling Poulson

Dr. Barry Ramo

Mark Reda

Ken Robinson

Vique Rojas

Mary Lynn Roper

David Ross

Donna Rossi

Jon Ruby

Lew Ruggiero

Bert Sass

Rod Saubel

Gary Schafer

Mike Schmidt

Mike Serres

Howard Shepherd

Fran Sherlock

Ted Simons

Abbie Smith

John Smith

Gary Stafford

Pam Stevenson

William Stull

Ray Thompson

Ken Thorpe

Sue Thorwaldson

Roy Track

Stu Tracy

Ruben Trujillo

John Vasseur

Ken Verdoia

Beth Vershure

George Wallace

Todd Walsh

John Warren

Mike Watkiss

Patty Weiss

Gary Wenzlaff

Mary Jo West

Linda Williams

Nadine Wimmer

Mike Wong

Gilbert Zermeño

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Thank You to Our Peer Judges

2021 ROCKY MOUNTAIN EMMY ® AWARDS

The Emmy Awards would not be successful without the time and expertise of our qualified peer judges. Thank you for being an important

part of this process.

Mike Abbot

Allysa Adams

Liz Adeola

Bob Adlhoch

Brandy Aguilar

Robert Alarcon

Dr. Cie Allman-Scott

Catherine Anaya

Mike Anderson

Pedro Andrade

Alexandra Angel

Zahid Arab

Angelica Atondo

Kristin Atwell Ford

Jason Bacon

Roger Ball

Matt Barcellos

Matthew Barcellos

Larry Barker

Wayne Baruch

Cathie Batbie

Gary Bell

Jim Bell

Laura Berzins

Eric Betts

Isela Bhakta

Maria Braganini

Sue Breding

Andrew Brown

Robert Brown

Chad Brummett

Jeremy Brunner

Bryce Budoff

Gabrielle Burkhart

James Byrne

Alex Cabrero

George Cappannelli

J.R. Cardenas

Nate Carlisle

Mitch Carr

Tracie Cayford

Cudworth

Bradley Cesmat

Brian Champagne

Jack Chapman

Kelly Chapman

Sande Charles

Carlos Chavez

Amy Chou

Dan Ciernia

Nick Ciletti

Daniel Clark

Grace Clark

Jane Clauss

Dakota Cleland

Mari Cleven

Ryan Cody

Warren Cole

Larry Collins

Denelle Confair

Juan Contreras

Barberena

Johnny Cordoba

Mark Corey

Cindy Cortez

Zach Crenshaw

Christine Cuda

Heidi Cullem

Mark Curtis

Andre Dalleyrand

Carol Dalrymple

Jim David

Ebonye Delaney

Genaro Delgadillo

Shawn Deloney

Ashlee DeMartino

Thomas Denne

Angie Dennison

Andrew Deschapelles

John DeSoto

Caribe Devine

Jared Dillingham

Jennifer Doan

Bob Dolan

Michelle Donaldson

Christina Duggan

Heather Dunn

Chris Dutton

James Egbert

Robert Eicher

Angelina Elias

Tom Elsner

Chuck Emmert

Ciara Encinas

Tejada Fabian

Mark Faccio

Jesus Fadel Ramirez

Kris Fatsy

Brad Faye

Tom Fergus

Laarni Fernandez

Nuez

Shana Fischer

Monica Fischetti

Palmieri Williams

Ryan Fitzgerald

Angela Forster

Katelyn Fukayama

Lisa Fuller Magee

Chris Fullum

Tom Furgus

Sara Garcia

Luke Garrison

Lara Gates

Sean Gates

Dalton Gaudin

Miguel Gaytan

Matt Gephardt

Melissa Gibbs

Henry Golac

Noe Gonzalez

Barry Gordon

John Grace

Nancy Green

Scott Gross

Suzanne Guery

Rebecca Guldberg

Patricio Gutierrez

Wendy Halloran

Christopher Hamilton

Jay Hancock

JR Hardman

Joey Hardy

Nathan Harker

Mike Harris

Michael Hatch

Jonathan Hayward

Mike Headrick

James Hegbert

Travis Henderson

Krystle Henderson

Joe Hengemuehler

Devon Henry

Serjio Hernandez

Gerardo Higginson

David Hildreth

Mya Hoffman

John Hook

Lindsey Hopkins

Dave Hughes

Jason Ingersoll

Raphael Isaac

Arlene Islas

Phil Isom

Maren Jenson

Micah Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Chelsea Johnson

Stephanie Johnson

Jeff Jolly

Jennifer Jones

Chris Jones

Elston Jones

Genie Joseph

Juan Juarez

Luis Jucinto

Edward Julbe

Charlene Kambarami

Justin Katz

Joseph Keating IV

Heather Kellenaers

Nathan Kinkel

Jennifer Klenk

Chris Kline

Joan Koerber-Walker

Alex Kosiorek

James Kuzniak

Joe Larger

Timothy Larsen

Kailey Latham

Ryan Laughlin

Tom Leander

Brandon Lee

Danielle Lerner

Vanessa Lichvar

Lorena Lim

Stacy Lincoln

Dandan Liu

Morgan Loew

Mya Long

Yasmine Lopez

Adriana Loya

Stephanie Lucas

Lisa Lucas

Justin Lund

Carol Lynde

David Majure

Luiz Malaman

Gina Maravilla

Todd Martin

Kim Martin

Robert Martin

Fred Martino

Phillip Mathews

Cody McCarthy

Charles McClain

Kevin McDonnald

Jason McIlquham

Sean McLaughlin

Megan McNeil

Garna Mejia

Richard Mendez

Aaron Merrill

Tyson Milanovich

Sara Montoya

Heather Moore

Drew Moraca

Erick Moreno

Byron Morton

Doug Mummert

Iain Munro

Lupita Murillo

Karla Navarrete

Devin Neeley

Dan Nettles

Nicole Neuman

Tiffany Ngalula

Rosie Nguyen

Jason Nguyen

Rudy Nieves

Cáit NíSíomón

Jon Noetzel

Royal Norman

Ryan O’Connell

Nathan O’Neal

George Obi

Jose Ochoa

Michael Ohrling

Nathan Oneal

Marcos Ortiz

Özlem Özgur

Ossman Padilla

Lucas Palermo

Aaron Papagalos

Suzanne Patterson

Joe Pequeno

Bradley Perry

Owen Peterson

Nadia Pflaum

Kris Pickel

Lucas Polermo

Benjamin Pollchik

Maddy Pumilia

Chris Ramirez

Alexandria Rangel

Dan Rascon

Kevin Ray

Mark Reda

Alyssa Reilly

Liz Renninger

Mitchell Riley

Rudy Rivas

Magali Rivera

Lexy Romano

Ernesto Romero

Donna Rossi

Claudia Rupcich

Evan Safford

Safwat Salem

Liliana Salgado

Shaley Sanders

Gina Santiago

Jose Santiago

Gary Schafer

Larry Schnebly

Peter Scholz

Chris Schueler

Newy Scruggs

Deborah Sedillo

Dugan

Rick Settoon

George Severson

Colton Shone

Jenelle Shriner

Kristy Siefkin

Katy Sign

Heather Simonsen

Katy Sine

Phyllis Slocum

Javier Soto

Liliana Soto

Cindy St. Clair

Darcy Stapleford

Erica Stapleton

Margaret Stewart

Felix Stone

Joseph Stone

Chierstin Susel

Josh Szymanik

Thomas Szymanski

Kacie Talamante

Alexandria Tanguay

Todd Tanner

Fabian Tejada

Scott Terrill

Meghan Thackrey

Chase Thomason

Megan Thompson

Priscilla Torres

Gregory Townsend

Boriana Treadwell

Warren Trent

Arturo Trujillo

Mario Valadez

Christian Valle

Ken Verdoia

Juan Villa

Mary Jo Vizcarrondo

Brooke Wagner

Kaela Waldstein

Mike Walker

April Warnecke

Sonu Wasu

Gerard Watson

Kelton Wells

Joe Widner

Katie Wilcox

Dru Williams

Lance Williams

Melissa Williams

Nick Williams

Monica Williams

Lauren Wilson

Phil Wilson

John Wilson

Nadine Wimmer

Terry Wood

Dale Wyman

Carolyn Yaussy

Edgar Ybarra

Gilbert Zermeno

Jesse Zoller

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