WGBH News and Media Relations


April 24, 2014

WGBH and WGBY TV Honored with Boston/New England Emmy Nominations

Greater Boston, Open Studio, Neighborhood Kitchens and WGBY nominated for local Emmys for excellence in television
BOSTON, Mass. (April 24, 2014) –WGBH earned six Boston-New England Emmy® nominations today from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The Academy recognized special environmental and magazine programming from WGBH’s Greater Boston with two nominations, as well as two for WGBH News arts editor Jared Bowen's work with Open Studio and a behind the scenes look at Antiques Roadshow. Additional nominations for informational programming and hosting were given to Neighborhood Kitchens.
Additionally, WGBY, WGBH's sister station in Springfield, Mass., was nominated in the Special Event Coverage category for the Together in Song finale. Director Bob Comiskey received a nomination for his work directing several projects that aired on WGBH, including WGBH’s High School Quiz Show, Awakening, and Tom Rush Celebrate 50 Years of Music concert special.

“Year after year, WGBH continues to serve the greater Boston and New England communities with exceptional public television content,” said Phil Redo, general manager for WGBH Radio. “It is an honor to have the Academy recognize the tireless work of our producers, reporters and hosts to create great local programming. I congratulate the entire WGBH TV team on their nominations.”
WGBH’s local Emmy nominations include:
  • Magazine Program Special Greater Boston, “The Outlaw and the Lawman: The Final Chapter” (Emily Rooney, host/executive editor; Tonia Magras, director/editor)
  • Environmental Greater Boston, “Right of Way” (Linda Polach, executive producer)
  • Arts and Entertainment Open Studio (Jared Bowen, host; Valerie Linson, executive producer)
  • Informational/Instructional – “Behind The Scenes: Antiques Roadshow(Jared Bowen, host; Kathryn Farrelly, producer)
  • Informational/Instructional – Neighborhood Kitchens (Patricia Alvarado Nunez, series producer)
  • Host Neighborhood Kitchens (Margarita Martinez)
  • Director Live or Live to Tape – Bob Comiskey, (WGBH/MIT/Blue Star Media)
WGBY’s local Emmy nominations include:
  • Special Event CoverageTogether in Song finale (Lynn Page, executive producer; Keith Clark, production manager)
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.
The 37th Boston/New England Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 7. Boston native Leonard Nimoy will be presented with the Governors’ Award at the ceremony.
About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.



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