The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored AZPM among the regional Emmy Award winners at a gala event in Phoenix over the weekend. Staff received five individual Emmys for the following projects:
DIVERSITY/EQUITY/INCLUSION SHORT FORM CONTENT
Cáit NíSíomón, Producer
Nathan Huffman, Editor
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS SHORT FORM CONTENT
Bryan Nelson, Producer/Editor/Videographer
John DeSoto, Videographer/Editor
PHOTOGRAPHER SHORT/LONG FORM
David Fenster, Videographer
AZPM Arts and Culture producer Özlem Ayse Özgür also received an Emmy for her project Lemurs on the Verge, which she directed for University of Arizona Landmark Stories.
“I am extremely proud of our talented team and their commitment to telling the unique stories of our region,” said Jack Gibson, AZPM Chief Executive Officer. “To receive continued recognition from our peers in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a great honor.”
AZPM was nominated for 15 Emmys for 14 projects across 11 categories, the most of any public media broadcaster in the region. Winners were recognized during a ceremony on November 4 at the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For a complete list of winners in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro, California go to rockymountainemmy.org.
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