Newsday won a record nine New York Emmy awards for video/multimedia packages Saturday night, including head injuries in high school sports and a corruption documentary.
The New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners at a ceremony at The Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
“It was a record night for our Newsday team. Their work told stories that captured the essence of Long Island and I couldn’t be prouder,” said Debby Krenek, publisher of Newsday.
Newsday’s winning entries in the 61st annual competition were:
- “Preventing Head Injuries in High School Sports” in the Sports: News Series category: Arnold Miller, Chris Ware, Randee Daddona, Gregory Inserillo, Bobby Cassidy, Jessica Kelley, Jim Baumbach.
- “A Musical Resurrection” in the Religion category: Arnold Miller, Raychel Brightman, Jeffrey Basinger, Jessica Kelley.
- “Bomba Drum-Making: Keeping the Tradition Alive with Joe Santiago” in the Historical/Cultural: Program Feature/Segment category: Arnold Miller, Alejandra Villa, Jessica Kelley.
- “Precedent: Reflecting on Japanese Internment” in the Historical/Cultural: News category: Arnold Miller, Jeffrey Basinger, Rachel Weiss.
- “Newsday Documentary: The Cost of Corruption” in the Crime category: Arnold Miller, Bobby Cassidy, Jessica Kelley, Jeffrey Basinger, Chris Ware, Susan Elder, Matthew Golub, Sandra Peddie, Ted Phillips, Debbie Henley.
- “Winemaker and Boatbuilder: Bedell Cellars’ Trent Preszler” in the Lifestyle Program category: Arnold Miller, Randee Daddona, Raychel Brightman, Jessica Kelley.
- “Viva Africa” in the Arts: Program Feature/Segment category: Arnold Miller, Jeffrey Basinger.
- “In Love and Death” in the Human Interest: Program/Special category: Arnold Miller, Chris Ware, Raychel Brightman, Susan Elder, Bobby Cassidy, Jessica Kelley.
- Chris Ware won in the Photographer: Program category.
Newsday had 18 nominations. Last year, the newspaper won five Emmys.
News 12 Long Island won three Emmys on Saturday. Sports anchor Kevin Maher won two, for Talent: Reporter and Talent: Anchor. In addition, News 12 Long Island won for “Go Green” in the Environment: Program Feature/Segment: Dave Garden, James DiGregorio and Elizabeth Hashagen.
The station received 11 nominations.
News 12 Networks, including New Jersey, Westchester and Connecticut, received a total of 34 nominations.