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:
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS SHORT FORM CONTENT (UP TO 10 MINUTES)
School In The Time Of COVID
John DeSoto, videographer/editor
Cáit NíSíomón, producer/editor
Mitchell Riley, producer/editor
Nathan Huffman, videographer
Jordan Chin, videographer
The Flying Memorial
Gage Judd, producer/videographer/editor
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.
MAGAZINE PROGRAM (SINGLE PROGRAM)
Arizona Illustrated: Understanding The Bighorn
John Booth, producer/writer
Tom McNamara, host
SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (LIVE OR EDITED)
Martín Rubio, videographer/editor
Nathan Huffman, videographer
Bryan Nelson, producer/videographer/editor
All About The Vaccines
Bryan Nelson, producer/videographer
Nathan Huffman, editor
Martín Rubio, videographer
Arizona Public Media (AZPM) is an editorially independent, not-for-profit community service of the University of Arizona and provides three television program services (PBS 6, PBS 6 PLUS, and PBS KIDS), four radio services (NPR 89.1, Classical 90.5, Jazz 89.1 HD2, and the BBC World Service) and a variety of online program offerings at azpm.org. AZPM is funded through the generous support of annual and sustaining members, the business community through program underwriting, fee-for-service production activities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and direct and in-kind support from the University of Arizona.
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