WQED-TV Awards and Accolades: 2018

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October 13, 2018

WQED was honored with 11 Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Winners were announced at a ceremony in Philadelphia. The recipients are listed in various categories below.

 

Arts/Entertainment - News Single Story

"Lost & Found: The Elizabeth Black Murals"
David Solomon, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor
David Forstate, Photographer

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment

"The Sweater Sessions: Frzy"
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer
Alisyn Blackwell, Photographer
Amy Grove, Photographer
Harvey "Frzy" Daniels, Artist/Composer
Darrin Grant, Composer/Arranger

Entertainment - Program/Special

"Forgotten/Found"
Andy Kelemen, Producer/Editor
Zak Boyle, Producer

Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment

"Service & Sacrifice"
Nathalie Berry, Producer

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special

"Vietnam: Another View"
Iris Samson, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor
David Forstate, Photographer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

Human Interest - Program/Special

"Ink & Image: Tattoos That Heal"
Gina Catanzarite, Producer/Writer
David Forstate, Director of Photography
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

Interview/Discussion - Series

"iQ Smartparent"
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Rebecca Jean Born, Director
Darieth Chisolm, Host
Nathalie Berry, Associate Producer
Jill Neely, Associate Producer
Darryl Ford William, Vice President of Content

Lifestyle - Program Feature/Segment

"A Family Tradition"
Samantha Gorsuch, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer

Lifestyle - Program/Special

"Meat Pittsburgh"
Rick Sebak, Producer
Kevin Conrad, Editor

Community Service

"Hitting Home: The Women & Opioids Project"
Beth Dolinar, Project Producer

Craft Achievement: Photographer/Program

Andy Kelemen & Zak Boyle

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August 14, 2018

WQED is proud to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter with 26 Emmy Nominations for 2018.

Arts/Entertainment - News Single Story

"Lost & Found: The Elizabeth Black Murals"
David Solomon, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor
David Forstate, Photographer

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment

"The Sweater Sessions: Frzy"
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer
Alisyn Blackwell, Photographer
Amy Grove, Photographer
Harvey "Frzy" Daniels, Artist/Composer
Darrin Grant, Composer/Arranger

Arts Program/Special

"WQED Sessions: Paul Luc"
Anne Casper, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Antonio Corona, Photographer
Amy Grove, Photographer

Education/Schools - Program Feature/Segment

"Nine O'clock Behind the Jack Rabbit"
Iris Samson, Producer
Antonio Corona, Editor

Entertainment - Program/Special

"Forgotten/Found"
Andy Kelemen, Producer/Editor
Zak Boyle, Producer

Health/Environment/Science - Program Feature/Segment

"Friends in the Fight"
Beth Dolinar, Producer
Zak Boyle, Editor/Photographer
Alisyn Blackwell, Photographer

Health/Environment/Science - Program/Special

"Broken: Women - Families - Opioids"
Beth Dolinar, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor
David Forstate, Photographer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment

"Service & Sacrifice"
Nathalie Berry, Producer

Historic/Cultural - Program Feature/Segment

"Vietnam Through Freddie's Eyes"
Iris Samson, Producer
Anne Casper, Editor/Photographer
Antonio Corona, Photographer

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special

"A Beacon For Change: The Pittsburgh Courier Story"
Iris Samson, Producer
Harold Hayes, Associate Producer
David Forstate, Director of Photography
David Solomon, Executive Producer

Historic/Cultural - Program/Special

"Vietnam: Another View"
Iris Samson, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor
David Forstate, Photographer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

Human Interest - Program/Special

"And Both Shall Row... My Love and I"
Beth Dolinar, Producer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

Human Interest - Program/Special

"Ink & Image: Tattoos That Heal"
Gina Catanzarite, Producer/Writer
David Forstate, Director of Photography
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

Interview/Discussion - Program/Special

"The State of Black Pittsburgh"
Minette Seate, Senior Producer
Christopher T. Moore, Host
Lisa Washington, Social Media Host
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content

Interview/Discussion - Series

"iQ Smartparent"
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Rebecca Jean Born, Director
Darieth Chisolm, Host
Nathalie Berry, Associate Producer
Jill Neely, Associate Producer
Darryl Ford William, Vice President of Content

Lifestyle - Program Feature/Segment

"A Family Tradition"
Samantha Gorsuch, Producer/Photographer/Editor
Zak Boyle, Producer/Photographer

Lifestyle - Program Feature/Segment

"Return of the Century"
David Forstate, Producer/Photographer/Editor

Lifestyle - Program/Special

"Meat Pittsburgh"
Rick Sebak, Producer
Kevin Conrad, Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special

"Authentic Lives"
Minette Seate, Producer

Overall Excellence

"WQED Multimedia"
Deborah Acklin, President & CEO

Community Service

"Hitting Home: The Women & Opioids Project"
Beth Dolinar, Project Producer

Community Service

"Think! - Poverty in Western Pennsylvania"
Darryl Ford Williams, Vice President of Content

Craft Achievement: Editor/Program

Zak Boyle

Craft Achievement: Reporter - Features/Human Interest

Beth Dolinar

Craft Achievement: Photographer/Program

Andy Kelemen & Zak Boyle

Craft Achievement - Writer/Program

Beth Dolinar

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May 24, 2018

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania honored WQED with six Golden Quill Awards Award during a ceremony at the Rivers Casino. These are the winners in the following categories:

Digital - Feature

“Our Silent Giant”
Beth Dolinar, Zak Boyle, Frank Caloiero

Digital - Health/Science

“Living With Mental Illness”
Maria Kakay, David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri 

Television - Documentary

“Vietnam: Another View”
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

Television - Health/Science

“Before Stage Four: Confronting Early Psychosis”
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Zak Boyle

Television - History

“Come By Here: A History of Five Churches”
Beth Dolinar, Iris Samson, Paul Ruggieri

Television - Lifestyle

“A Family Tradition”
Zak Boyle, Samantha Gorsuch, Paula Zetter

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May 7, 2018

The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters presented its annual PAB Award to WQED for the state's best Television Public Affairs Program.

"Broken: Women - Families - Opioids"
Beth Dolinar, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer
Dave Forstate, Photographer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

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May 4, 2018

A WQED documentary has been honored with a Robert L. Vann Media Award. The Vann Awards are presented by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation to honor achievement in coverage of the African American community in Western Pennsylvania.

Outstanding TV Documentary

"Come By Here: A History of Five Churches"
Beth Dolinar, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor/Photographer
Iris Samson, Associate Producer
Harold Hayes, Narrator
Walter Francis, Photographer
Dave Forstate, Photographer
David Solomon, Executive Producer

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April 30, 2018

WQED received 18 nominations in the 2018 Golden Quill Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Winners will be announced May 24 , 2018 during a ceremony at the Rivers Casino.

Digital - Arts and Entertainment

“Lost & Found: The Elizabeth Black Murals”
David Solomon, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

Digital - Feature

“Our Silent Giant”
Beth Dolinar, Zak Boyle, Frank Caloiero


Digital - Health/Science

"Caregivers for Our Aging Population”
Nathalie Berry, Paul Ruggieri, Frank Caloiero

Digital - Health/Science

“Women & Opioids”
Beth Dolinar, David Solomon, Antonio Corona

Digital - Health/Science

“Living With Mental Illness”
Maria Kakay, David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

Digital - History

“Vietnam Through Freddy’s Eyes”
Iris Samson, Anne Casper, Antonio Corona

Digital - Lifestyle

“Pittsburgh Eats”
WQED Digital Production Team                                          

Television - Documentary

“Broken: Women -- Families -- Opioids”
Beth Dolinar, Paul Ruggieri, Dave Forstate

Television - Documentary

“Vietnam: Another View”
Iris Samson, Amy Grove, Dave Forstate

Television - Feature

“Forgotten/Found”
Andy Kelemen, Zak Boyle

Television - Health/Science

“Before Stage Four: Confronting Early Psychosis”
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Zak Boyle

Television - History

“Come By Here: A History of Five Churches”
Beth Dolinar, Iris Samson, Paul Ruggieri

Television - History

“A Short History of Route 88”
Rick Sebak, Kevin Conrad, Frank Caloiero

Television - Lifestyle

“A Family Tradition”
Zak Boyle, Samantha Gorsuch, Paula Zetter

Television - Public Affairs/Community Service

“The State of Black Pittsburgh”
Minette Seate, Rebecca Jean Born, Christopher T. Moore

All Media - Videography: Feature

“Forgotten/Found”
Andy Kelemen, Zak Boyle

All Media - Videography: Feature 

“WQED Sessions”
WQED Digital Production Team

All Media - Multiplatform Project

“Think! -- Poverty in Western Pennsylvania”
Greg Williams, Minette Seate, David Solomon

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April 4, 2018

WQED has been named as a finalist in two categories by the Pittsburgh Black Federation’s Robert L. Vann Media Awards. The Vann Awards are presented by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation to honor achievement in coverage of the African American community in Western Pennsylvania.

Outstanding TV Documentary 
“Come By Here: A History of Five Churches”
Beth Dolinar, Iris Samson, Paul Ruggieri, Walt Francis, Frank Caloiero, Dave Forstate, Harold Hayes

Outstanding Multimedia Project 
“Think! Equity & Opportunity”
Minette Seate, Rebecca Jean Born, Chris Moore, Lisa Washington, Iris Samson, David Solomon, Darryl Ford Williams

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