For the fourth straight year, Temple Update has been nominated for a NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.
Update’s April 25th, 2013 show was nominated in the College/University Student Production – Newscast category. The newscast, anchored by Megan McNerney and Chase Senior, featured reports on the death of a West Chester University student at an off-campus party after Spring Fling and a live report from Kaitlin Lavinder on a professor and students from Temple’s School of Podiatry who had treated victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Temple Update won the Emmy in the College/University Newscast category in 2011.
OwlSports Update also garnered its first nomination in the same category for their March 27, 2014 show.
A number of present and former Temple Update contributors were also nominated, including Rebeccah Hendrickson for her story “Temple Under Title IX Investigation.” Kevin Otte received two nominations in the College Sports Production category, for his work on stories dealing with the cuts in Temple’s atheletic programs and football player safety. Nic Cutrona‘s report from South Africa on the Kliptown Youth Program was nominated in the Arts and Entertainment category, and Luke Proctor was nominated as a co-producer of the Crossroads report “Heroin Epidemic.”
Jake Rasmussen and Karl Weimar were nominated for TUTV’s “The Grog Show – Renewal.”
Former Temple Updaters Rob Czyzewicz and Patrick Rosenbaum, now working together as 20/20 Visual Media in Philadelphia, collected three nominations, for “Temple Football: Inside the Owl’s Nest,” “Temple Basketball: Above the Rim – Temple Tours Europe,” and, with fellow Update alum Rudy Mezzy, for an editing nomination for their work with Temple Athletics for 20/20.
Two former Updaters, Lindsay Keeler and Amiekay Richcrick, were nominated in the Evening Newscast-Medium Market division, Lindsay for her work producing at WBRE in Scranton, and Amiekay as producer at WHTM in Harrisburg. Reporter Catherine Hawley won a nomination her report “Confronting Cancer” for WFMZ. Producer Monica Avery at CBS3 was cited for her work on “Alex Scott: A Stand for Hope.”
Other Temple alums receiving nominations including longtime Philadelphia 76er announcer Marc Zumoff, Comcast Sportsnet Senior Executive Producer Sean Olesiak and Comcast Sportsnet editor Ryan Woldoff.
The NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards will be held at The Philadelphia Hilton on Saturday, September 20th, and the award program will be broadcast on TUTV in early October.