WGBH and WGBY honored with Emmy® nominations

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WGBH earned four Boston-New England Emmy® nominations yesterday from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Academy recognized WGBH productions Beat the Press and Neighborhood Kitchens, as well as WGBH News editor for the arts, Jared Bowen, and High School Quiz Show host Billy Costa.

“WGBH continues to make substantive contributions to the Greater Boston and New England communities. Our producers, reporters, and hosts work tirelessly to deliver great content,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “It is an honor to have WGBH’s commitment to quality local programming recognized by the Academy. I congratulate all of our talented content producers on their nominations.”

Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 1 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

WGBH’s nominations:

NewtownThe Newtown Special
Beat the Press: The Newtown Special. Emily Rooney, exec editor/host, Jeff Keating, producer. (Societal Concerns)


bristol loungeBristol Lounge
Neighborhood Kitchens: Bristol Lounge. Patricia Alvarado Nuñez, series producer. (Informational/Instructional)


war horseWar Horse
Greater Boston: War Horse. Jared Bowen, reporter. (Arts/Entertainment Specialty Report)


billy costaHigh School Quiz Show
High School Quiz Show: Billy Costa, host. (Program Host/Moderator)




WGBH’s sister station, WGBY in Springfield, Mass., earned two nominations:

  • Together in Song Finale. Lynn Page, producer, Keith Clark, production manager. (Special Event Coverage)
  • Dan Kane and Friends Present The Magic of Christmas. Dennis Croteau, set designer, Keith Clark, lighting and set consultant. (Graphic Arts Set Design)

WGBH also earned national Daytime Emmy® nominations for the following children’s and lifestyle programs: Arthur and Martha Speaks for Outstanding Writing in Animation, Design Squad Nation for Outstanding New Approaches, and This Old House for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program.

NATAS is the premier and most recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television. The Academy grants the Emmy® Award, the most prestigious, peer-judged honor in television for exemplary creative achievement.

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