September 21, 2020 / Modified sep 21, 2020 2:55 p.m.

Arizona Public Media Honored With Eight Individual Emmy® Awards

Winners include The Arizonans, Arizona Illustrated, and a second consecutive win for Arizona 360.

emmy winners 2020 2020 Emmy® Awards

Arizona Public Media staff received eight individual Emmy® Awards for four projects in as many categories from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during a virtual ceremony on September 19. This year’s honors include a win for AZPM’s special documentary project, The Arizonans, and the second consecutive win for Arizona 360; Arizona Illustrated earned nods in two categories including arts/entertainment and societal concerns.

“I am extremely proud of this year's nominees and winners,” said Jack Gibson, AZPM CEO. “The passion and dedication they display in their work enriches our community and uplifts our audiences.”

The winners are:

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - PROGRAM FEATURE- SEGMENT
Monsoon Chocolate
Arizona Public Media
Andrew Brown, Producer
Mya Long, Editor

HISTORIC/CULTURAL - PROGRAM SPECIAL
The Arizonans - Morris Udall
Arizona Public Media
Thomas Kleespie, Producer
Robert Lindberg, Videographer/Editor

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT - PROGRAM SPECIAL
Border Patrol Chief, New Wall Construction, Flores Settlement Agreement
Arizona Public Media
Kassandra Lau, Producer
Lorraine Rivera, Producer/Host

SOCIETAL CONCERNS - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE/PROGRAM FEATURE SEGMENT
What Remains
Arizona Public Media
Vanessa Barchfield, Producer
Nathan Huffman, Videographer/Editor

This year, AZPM staff received 13 nominations across 8 categories, including a nomination for Overall Excellence.

The nominees, aside from the winners listed above, are:

HISTORIC/CULTURAL - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE/PROGRAM SEGMENT
A Date with Douglas
Arizona Public Media
Tony Paniagua, Producer

MILITARY - NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE/PROGRAM FEATURE SEGMENT
Honoring Veterans
Arizona Public Media
Tony Paniagua, Producer
Martin Rubio, Videographer/Editor
Gage Judd, Videographer

PROMOTION PROGRAM - SINGLE SPOT OR IMAGE
La Vaquita
Arizona Public Media
Carolyn Yaussy, Producer

OVERALL EXCELLENCE
Overall Excellence
Arizona Public Media
Jack Gibson, Chief Executive Officer

In the last six years, AZPM staff members have won 65 individual Emmy awards, including the prestigious Governor’s Award for the 2016 original documentary Passing On, and the Overall Excellence Award in 2015.


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