Basic Black, Open Studio with Jared Bowen and Special Video Essay Recognized

BOSTON (June 29, 2021) – GBH News has been honored with three New England Emmy Awards, recognizing outstanding work in local television news and video production. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter, the awards are dedicated to fostering creative leadership in the television industry and encouraging excellence in artistic, educational, cultural, and technical progress.

"Every day, the staff at GBH News strives to be a reliable source for trusted news and information on multiple platforms," said Pam Johnston, General Manager for News at GBH. "We are honored that NATAS New England has recognized our commitment to producing high-quality content for our audiences across the state."

GBH News was honored with a New England Emmy Award in the following categories:

  • In the Writer, Longform Content category, GBH Executive Arts Editor and Host Jared Bowen was honored for his work on GBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen, which takes viewers inside the creative process, offering a blend of profiles, performances, and contemporary exhibitions by artists in Greater Boston, New England, and across the country.
  • In the Video Essay category, GBH senior producer Greg Shea was recognized for his work as writer, producer, and director on The Great Ash Tree. The video essay tells the story of an iconic 80-foot tall American White Ash Tree that had stood for more than 200 years at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, MA before being cut down last year out of safety concerns.

About GBH News
GBH News is among the fastest-growing local news providers in Greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multiplatform newsroom that includes GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; television; and digital reporting. The GBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for higher education, politics, innovation and investigations as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, The World from PRX and The GroundTruth Project. GBH News partners with CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station; and New England Public Media in western Massachusetts to connect the Commonwealth with trusted journalism. GBH News maintains bureaus at the Massachusetts State House; Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood; and Worcester. The Forum Network, part of GBH News, collects thousands of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers and community leaders and makes them available online to the public for free.