WNBC, the NBC-owned affiliate in New York City, received 15 Emmy Awards from The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at their gala this past Saturday.
WNBC’s I-Team won 4 Emmy Awards including top Investigative Report.
Investigative Report The Rape Table: Extreme Hazing at Newark Airport, Sarah Wallace
“They follow the story wherever it leads, ask the questions our viewers want answered and generate change in our local communities. Their commitment to journalistic excellence has transformed the I-Team into one of the most effective media watchdogs in the Tri-State area, making these important honors even more well-deserved,” said Amy Morris, WNBC’s news director.
The NBCUniversal Foundation and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal,announced a total of $2.475 million in Project Innovation grants for 62 nonprofits located across the country.
“Our 2018 Project Innovation winners all have a profound dedication for their communities,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.
“We’re excited to celebrate the outstanding groups that are standing at the front lines every day, working hard to spur real change in their communities and foster our next generation of innovators. We look forward to working with all the local groups to help move our communities forward.”
The holidays are behind us, a New Year is in front of us, and it’s time to get down to business. So I went searching to find the latest promos from TV stations across the country.
Let’s start with this very timely weather spot from WBZ, the CBS O&O in Boston, about how savage winter can be in New England. Keep in mind that Mt. Washington, N.H., the highest point east of the Mississippi, is one of the coldest spots on earth and recorded a wind chill of -97F the other day.
WPIX, the CW affiliate in New York owned by Tribune, secured limited rights to the Carole King song, Beautiful, to create a 60-second promo for its morning news.
“We’ve been airing Beautiful both on-air and on line,” says Dave McDonald, WPIX’s promotion manager.
“The idea had been kicking around in my head for a while.”
After getting the nod from David Hyman, his VP of creative, and Vas Mountzouros, his CSD, he asked vocalist Emma Kiara if she would take a stab at the song.
“She absolutely crushed it! Needless to say, it sealed the deal.”
Then he sent Mike Lee, WPIX director of photography, and Dimitry Trakovsky from Filmkraft, out to capture shots of people in the city and edited those with the footage of the “WPIX morning talent captured in great behind-the-scenes and out-of-studio settings to create a true vista of what it is to be New York’s Very Own. It aims at the heart in all of us and is pure emotional branding, practically guaranteed to leave the viewer with a smile on their face.”
Here’s a video of Carol King visiting the set of the Broadway musical, Beautiful, the Carole King Musical.
Monday is Sept. 11, or 9/11, a day that lives in infamy in this country.
And for the past four years, an employee with the Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in Manhattan, places a white rose to the names of the 9/11 victims who would have been celebrating their birthdays that day.
“I told myself a long time ago that I had shed my last tear over 9/11. That is absolutely not true,” said Mark Mikulski.
“I do and I know I will continue to.”
WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York, will air this story on Monday.