August 15, 2018 / Modified aug 15, 2018 5:03 p.m.

Arizona Public Media Leads Tucson Market in Emmy Nominations Including Overall Excellence Award

AZPM received the most individual Emmy® nominations for a public media station in the region

emmy statuette hero AZPM is proud to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (PHOTO: Malcolm Critcher)

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced Monday that Arizona Public Media has received 34 individual Emmy® nominations for 17 projects across 14 categories, the most for a public media station in the region which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, California.

Notable among the nominations this year is Gisela Telis for the Journalistic Enterprise award, which recognizes a significant body of work over the past 12 months. Telis has been reporting on mental health issues for AZPM since 2010. She is also nominated as co-producer of AZPM’s most recent documentary, Not Broken, which focuses on teen mental health.

For the third time in four years under the leadership of CEO Jack Gibson, AZPM has been nominated for Overall Excellence, having won previously in 2015. The award is given to a President/General Manager for excellence in overall station operations, local productions, and involvement in the community.

“We are delighted to be nominated in so many diverse categories and thrilled to be considered once again for the prestigious Overall Excellence award,” said Gibson. “I am proud of the work our talented staff puts in each day and it is very gratifying to see that work recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on September 22. For a full list of nominees in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter go to rockymountainemmy.org.

The 2018 AZPM Emmy nominations are:


Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature-Segment

Ephemeral
Arizona Public Media
Sandra Westdahl, Producer, Editor, Photographer
Galen McCaw, Sound Recordist, Designer

Education/Schools - News Single Story/Series/Feature

A Universe of Images
Arizona Public Media
Tony Paniagua, Producer
Sandra Westdahl, Editor & Photographer

Historic/Cultural-News Single Story/Series/Feature/Program Segment

Danzacultura
Arizona Public Media
Sandra Westdahl, Producer & Editor
Arlene Islas, Photographer

Bringing the Mt. View Officer's Club Back to Life
Arizona Public Media
Christopher Conover, Producer
Steve Riggs, Videographer/Editor

Human Interest-Program Feature/Segment

The Preventionist
Arizona Public Media
Gisela Telis, Producer, Writer
Robert Lindberg, Photographer, Editor

The Full Nelson
Arizona Public Media
Sandra Westdahl, Producer, Editor
Arlene Islas, Photographer

Military - News Single Story/Series/Feature/Program Feature Segment

Never Forgotten
Arizona Public Media
Mitchell Riley, Producer
Sandra Westdahl, Producer

Military Program Special

Arizona and the Vietnam War: Stories of Service
Arizona Public Media
Thomas Kleespie, Producer & Writer
Robert Lindberg, Editor

Societal Concerns - News Single Story/Series/Feature/Program Feature Segment

The Epidemic
Arizona Public Media
Gisela Telis, Producer, Writer
Sandra Westdahl, Editor, Photographer
Robert Lindberg, Photographer

Sports Feature Segment

Liam Pace
Arizona Public Media
Andrew Brown, Producer

Coach
Arizona Public Media
Mitchell Riley, Producer
Sandra Westdahl, Producer
Andrew Brown, Photographer

Weather - Program/Special

Arizona Illustrated - Monsoon Special
Arizona Public Media
Mitchell Riley, Producer
Andrew Brown, Producer

Documentary Cultural/Topical

Not Broken
Arizona Public Media
Gisela Telis, Producer, Writer, Director
Thomas Kleespie, Producer, Writer, Director
Robert Lindberg, Photographer
Steve Bayless, Editor
Arlene Islas, Recordist

Interview/DiscussionProgram/Special or Series

Gender Inequality Persists
Arizona Public Media
Andrea Kelly, Producer

Overall Excellence

Arizona Public Media
Jack Gibson, Director and General Manager

Journalistic Enterprise

Arizona Public Media
Gisela Telis, Producer, Writer

Editor - Program (Non-News)

Coach
Arizona Public Media
Sandra Westdahl, Editor



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