Arizona PBS, Cronkite School nominated for 36 Rocky Mountain Emmy and Student Production Awards

Friday, Aug. 27

  

Arizona PBS and the Cronkite School swept up a total of 36 Emmy and Student Production Award nominations from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences — in professional categories ranging from arts and entertainment to politics and government as well as student categories ranging from newscasts to sports.

Arizona PBS took 16 Emmy nominations in 13 categories, covering a variety of magazine programs, audio production and interview content. “Art in the 48” and “Catalyst” both received two nominations each, while “Plate & Pour” received four.

The “2020 AZ Senate Debate,” one of Arizona PBS’ most viewed programs in the station’s history, received a nomination. During the debate, the moderators — particularly Ted Simons —  were praised for their questions and persistence.

Students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication received 20 Student Production Award nominations in eight categories this year. The awards recognize the best in collegiate journalism, and since 2009, Cronkite students have won 64 Student Production Awards. 

Isaac Easley, Cronkite’s instructor in video journalism and innovation, won an Emmy nomination for “37th Annual Walter Cronkite Award: Dean Baquet.” In addition, Arizona State University was also nominated in several categories.

“It’s exciting to see Cronkite and Arizona PBS receive so many nominations,” said Cronkite School Dean Dr. Battinto Batts, Jr. “This is truly an honor and the result of the hard work and commitment of so many talented people. Congratulations to all of the nominees. I can’t wait until the awards are presented.”

“I am so proud of both the Arizona PBS and Cronkite teams on receiving 16 Emmy nominations and 20 Student Production nominations,” said Adrienne Fairwell, general manager of Arizona PBS. “The recognition for the work they do to inform, connect and engage Arizonans is an honor. I’m excited to see their high quality work recognized by the Academy.”

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors the art and science of individuals working in television with Emmy awards, and covers the regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and southeastern California.

Here is a  list of the Arizona PBS and Cronkite nominations. The winners will be announced Nov. 6 at the 44th Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards.

Arizona PBS 2021 Nominations: 

Arts/Entertainment Long Form Content

In the Paint” (Art in the 48)

Melissa Thompson, Producer

Shana Fischer, Producer

Ron Bruce, Photographer/Editor

Alberto Rios, Host

Human Interest Short Form Content

Running Towards Herself (Catalyst)

Steve Filmer, Producer

Vanessa Ruiz, Producer

Politics/Government Long Form Content

2020 AZ Senate Debate

Allysa Adams, Producer

Ted Simons, Host

Lorraine Rivera, Host

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Host

Mike Sauceda, Producer

Laarni Fernandez Nuez, Producer

Shana Fischer, Producer

Technology Long Form Content

Isotopes, Migrants & Mysteries” (Catalyst)

Steve Filmer, Producer

Vanessa Ruiz, Producer

Magazine Program

Finding Your Passion” (Art in the 48)

Melissa Thompson, Producer

Shana Fischer, Producer

Alberto Rios, Host

Ron Bruce, Director of Photography

Jay Conner, Photographer/Editor

Langston Fields, Photographer/Editor

Carlos Chavez, Photographer

Rodolfo Romo, Photographer

Allysa Adams, Producer

Big Dreams” (Plate & Pour)

Margery Punnett, Series Producer

Rebecca Guldberg, Producer

Mark Tarbell, Producer

Melissa Thompson, Executive Producer

Informational/Instructional

Back to the Farm” (Plate & Pour)

Margery Punnett, Series Producer

Rebecca Guldberg, Producer

Melissa Thompson, Executive Producer

Mark Tarbell, Producer

Interview/Discussion

“Pass it On” (Plate & Pour)

Margery Punnett, Series Producer

Melissa Thompson, Executive Producer

Rebecca Guldberg, Producer

Mark Tarbell, Producer

Claiming Kamala

Nakia Christian, Producer

Ebonye Delaney, Digital Producer

Scot Olson, Editor

Program Promotion (Campaign)

Celebrating Black History Month

Ebonye Delaney, Producer

Nakia Christian, Producer

Overall Excellence

Arizona PBS: Part of the Community

Julia Wallace, Interim General Manager

Performer/Narrator/Host/Moderator

Mark Tarbell, Host/Narrator

Editor Short Form Content

Timothy “TJ” Larsen, Editor

Audio Live or Post Production

Carter Pann: Soprano Saxophone Concerto (2019)

Alex Kosiorek, Senior Audio Engineer

https://youtu.be/Wer14hX0gYI

True Concord Voices And Orchestra – A Savior From On High

Alex Kosiorek, Senior Audio Engineer

Lighting Location or Studio

The Great Gadsby Bakery” (Plate & Pour

Rodolfo Romo, Photographer

Cronkite School 2021 Emmy Nomination:

Human Interest – Short Form

37th Annual Walter Cronkite Award: Dean Baquet

 Isaac Easley, producer

Arizona State University 2021 Emmy nominations:

Military Short Form Content

Supporting Military Students And Student Veterans In College

Laura Fields, videographer / editor

Societal Concerns Short Form Content

Forks Up, Masks Up

Amy Chou, producer / assistant director

Safwat Saleem, director / producer / writer

Joshua Belveal, director / writer / editor / cinematographer

Branded Content Short Form

Innovation At ASU

Joshua Belveal, director / writer / editor / motion graphics

Amy Chou, producer

Safwat Saleem, producer / writer

Cronkite School 2021 Student Production Nominations:

Newscast

Cronkite News March 23, 2021

Angel Jimenez, Producer

News Report – Serious or Light

White Mountain Apache COVID

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Reporter

Expanding Water Pipeline

Katelyn Keenehan, Reporter

Covid Outbreak At ADOC

Katelyn Keenehan, Multimedia Journalist

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

FilmBar Saved

Tyler Manion, Reporter

Bike Safety Signs

Katelyn Keenehan, Reporter

Video Essay

COVID-19 Food Crisis

Luke Simmons, Reporter

A Mother’s Journey

Franco LaTona, Reporter

Navajo School District Fights To Overcome COVID-19

Megan Marples

Non-Fiction Short Form

Gender Pioneer in Arizona

Katelyn Keenehan, Reporter

Sports Story or Segment

Skating Through Adversity

Michael Gutnick, Reporter

Tackling For Safety 

Rachel Phillips, Reporter

Seated Golfer Prepares For U.S. Disabled Open

Jordan Spurgeon, Reporter

Arizona Native Ponwith Fulfills Dream At ASU

Mason Kern, Reporter

Soundtrack Of Sport

Reed Harmon, Reporter

Underground Railroad Cyclist

Sarandon Raboin, Reporter

A Sunrise Prayer, On Piestewa Peak

Sanandon Raboin, Reporter

Attitude Is Everything

Zachary Keenan, Reporter

Talent – News or Sports

Zachary Keenan, Reporter

Writer

Covid Response

McKenzie Allen-Charmley, Writer

Kasey Brammell