November 8, 2021

Arizona Public Media Receives 15 Individual Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards in 6 Categories

Honors include recognition for student videographer Jordan Chin.

Emmy isaiah hero The Arizona Illustrated segment, Hearing Isaiah, won a 2021 Rocky Mountain Emmy® in the Teen Content category. AZPM student employee Jordan Chin was a videographer on the production.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recognized Arizona Public Media (AZPM) staff with 15 individual Emmy® awards across six categories at a virtual gala on Saturday.

“AZPM’s excellence stems from the passion and commitment of the journalists and storytellers who work to reflect the stories of Southern Arizona,” said AZPM CEO Jack Gibson. “This work matters to the community, the region, and the world. I’m thrilled that these individuals were recognized for their contributions.”

Notable among the winners is AZPM student employee Jordan Chin, who was honored for his role as a videographer in the Teen Content category for Hearing Isaiah from Arizona Illustrated. “I’m pleased to see Jordan’s videography recognized against seasoned professionals,” Gibson noted.

AZPM staff represent the only Tucson station to be awarded and was recognized more than any other public broadcaster in the Rocky Mountain region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro, Calif.

The 2021 AZPM Emmy® award recipients are:

CATEGORY #215
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS SHORT FORM CONTENT (UP TO 10 MINUTES)
School In The Time Of COVID
John DeSoto, videographer/editor
Cáit NíSíomón, producer/editor


CATEGORY #220B
TEEN CONTENT
Hearing Isaiah
Mitchell Riley, producer/editor
Nathan Huffman, videographer
Jordan Chin, videographer


CATEGORY #240B
MILITARY CONTENT
The Flying Fortress
Gage Judd, producer/videographer/editor


CATEGORY #244
POLITICS/GOVERNMENT LONG FORM CONTENT (LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES)
2020 AZ Senate Debate
Lorraine Rivera, host
Note: The 2020 AZ Senate Debate was a co-production between Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS in Phoenix. Six additional individuals were nominated.


CATEGORY #403
MAGAZINE PROGRAM (SINGLE PROGRAM)
Arizona Illustrated: Understanding The Bighorn
John Booth, producer/writer
Tom McNamara, host


CATEGORY #406
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (LIVE OR EDITED)
OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go
Martín Rubio, videographer/editor
Nathan Huffman, videographer
Bryan Nelson, producer/videographer/editor


CATEGORY #407
INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL CONTENT
All About The Vaccines
Bryan Nelson, producer/videographer
Nathan Huffman, editor
Martín Rubio, videographer


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