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FOX CT Dominates With 28 Emmy Nominations


The National Television Academy has announced the nominees for the 33rd annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards. Fox CT has received 28 nominations, double the nominations than all other news organizations in Connecticut.

"Receiving these Emmy nominations is the culmination of an amazing year of change and innovation for Connecticut's newsroom. We have a tremendously talented group of journalists here at FOX CT and I am really proud of everyone at the station," said Richard Graziano, VP/general manager of FOX CT and publisher, president & CEO of the Hartford Courant. "With the integration of the FOX CT and Hartford Courant newsroom, the depth and quality of our news is unmatched by any other media organization in the state."

FOX CT WTIC-TV is the only Connecticut station nominated for Best News Team Coverage. Reporters Jim Altman and John Charlton both received five nominations a piece including Feature News Report Light Feature and News Specialty Report Health/Science. Chief Photographer Michael Piskorski also earned six nominations including Best News Photographer Within 24 Hours and Editor News-Within 24 Hours. Reporter Laurie Perez was nominated for the Best On-Camera Talent Reporter-General Assignment for the third year in a row.

Presented annually, the Emmy Awards honor the advancements of creative, artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. The categories were judged by peers from the Pacific Southwest, Lower Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley Chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 33rd Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony will be presented at Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Jeffrey Levine, SVP/director of content for CT1 Media and FOX CT, was pleased with the nominations. "New England is one of the strongest regions for broadcast journalism in the country. It's an honor to be recognized among our peers for all of our efforts here at FOX CT. These Emmy nominations are a reflection of the writing, photography and storytelling that sets FOX CT apart from the other television stations in the market," he said.

A complete list of Emmy nominations for FOX CT is as follows:

THE 33RD BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND EMMY® NOMINATIONS

General Assignment Report
Laurie Perez, Reporter Made in India WTIC

Continuing Coverage-No Time Limit
Sarah French, Reporter 911 Texting WTIC

Continuing Coverage-No Time Limit-Continued
Laurie Perez, Reporter The Undoing of Hartford's Mayor WTIC

Feature News Report Light Feature
Jim Altman, Reporter The 24 Hours of LeMons WTIC
Nicholas J. Dethlefsen, Photographer
John Charlton, Reporter Cop & K9: Road To Recovery WTIC
Mike Piskorski, Photographer/Editor
Sharon Burke, Photojournalist Bounty Hunters WTIC
John Charlton, Reporter

Feature News Report Light Series-Continued
John Charlton, Reporter Submarine Ride-A-Long WTIC
Nicholas J. Dethlefsen, Photographer/Editor
Mike Piskorski, Photojournalist Daytrippers WTIC
Jim Altman, Reporter/Producer
Sarah Cody, Reporter/Producer

News Specialty Report Health/Science
John Charlton, Reporter Charlton Health/Science Reports WTIC
Mike Piskorski, Photojournalist Animal House WTIC
Jim Altman, Reporter/Producer
Rebecca Stewart, Producer/Reporter Rebecca Stewart: Paranormal Police; Big Wheel Derby WTIC

Team Coverage
Bob Rockstroh, News Director Remembering Alice WTIC
Amy Mattison, Assistant News Director

Education/Schools
Sarah French, Reporter FOX 61 Student Zone WTIC

Historical/Cultural Program/Special
John Charlton, Talent Sub Culture WTIC
Nicholas J. Dethlefsen, Photographer/Editor

Societal Concerns-Continued
Sarah French, Reporter Battered Lives WTIC

Promotion Program-Campaign-Continued
William J. Murphy, Writer Fox Fix WTIC
Joseph A. Schiltz, Writer
Chad Sherman, Producer/Editor

Editor News-Within 24 Hours
Mike Piskorski, Editor Composite WTIC

Editor News-No Time Limit
Sharon Burke, Editor Composite WTIC
Nicholas J. Dethlefsen Composite WTIC

News Producer
On-Camera Talent Anchor-News
Logan Byrnes, Anchor Composite WTIC
Erika Arias, Anchor Remembering Alice WTIC
Sarah French, Anchor Composite WTIC

On Camera Talent Reporter-Sports
Jim Altman, Reporter Composite WTIC
John Chandler Composite WTIC

Photographer News-Within 24 Hours
Mike Piskorski, Photographer Composite WTIC

Photographer News-No Time Limit
Sharon Burke, Photographer Composite WTIC
Nicholas J. Dethlefsen, Photographer Composite WTIC
Mike Piskorski, Photojournalist Composite WTIC

Writer News
Jim Altman, Reporter/Writer Composite WTIC

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