WTVI PBS Charlotte Earns Regional Awards and Nominations

last modified Nov 21, 2016 10:31 AM

WTVI PBS Charlotte is ending 2016 on a high note. During the month of November, the station received three Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award nominations and four 2016 Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press (RTDNAC/AP) Awards.

Emmy® Award Nominations

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has nominated PBS Charlotte for three regional Emmy® Awards. The Academy received nearly 900 entries, resulting in nominations from television stations, production companies and independent producers from North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.

Amy Burkett, Tyler Glenn, Tim Vaughan and Tom Green from PBS Charlotte, and Michelle Youngs from the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center earned a nomination in the Arts category for the station’s broadcast of The Blumey Awards, which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre at 43 schools from across nine counties.

Doug Stacker earned a nomination in the Video Essay category for his story, “Teachers by Day, Entertainers by Night.” https://youtu.be/s4eRuFjei_Y?t=23m46s

Danielle Kosir and John Branscum earned a nomination in the Historic/Cultural Program Feature category for “Crossing the Color Barrier.” https://youtu.be/Hnj_t9aPxDI?t=0m44s

The winners will be announced during the 31th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards® ceremony on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The RTDNAC/AP gave PBS Charlotte four awards at its annual luncheon on Nov. 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The organization honors the best of television, radio, website and collegiate work.

Jeff Sonier and Doug Stacker won first place in the Education category. Jeff Rivenbark and Stacker won second place in the Education category. Sonier and Stacker won second place in the Entertainment category. Sonier also won second place for TV News Reporter of the Year.

PBS Charlotte is a service of Central Piedmont Community College.