FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHRO Public Media Recognized at 58th Capital Emmy Awards and Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) Awards
WHRO Applauded for Original TV and Radio Productions
NORFOLK, VA (June 27, 2016) – Over the weekend, WHRO Public Media received two Capital Emmy Awards and five VAB Awards for outstanding TV and radio productions. Additionally, the work accrued four VAB nominations.
Capital Emmy Award Winners:
Virginia Association of Broadcasters Award Winners:
- TV, Best Public Service/Community Event – Wall of Faces: Honor Their Service, Honor Their Memory
- Outstanding Newscast – WHRV
- Best Morning Show – Morning Edition
- Outstanding Feature Reporting – HearSay with Cathy Lewis, Bad Blood: The Rosenwald Syphilis Study
- Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program – HearSay with Cathy Lewis, Saving Sweetbriar
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the chapter responsible for awarding the Emmy® to those whose work in the television industry in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia exhibits excellence worthy of the Emmy®.
For over 78 years, the Virginia Association of Broadcasters has been dedicated to advancing broadcasting while providing valuable services for VAB members.
“WHRO Public Media is committed to delivering outstanding content that enriches and educates our community. We are honored by the Capital Emmy and VAB recognition among our esteemed colleagues,” states Bert Schmidt, President and Chief Executive Officer of WHRO.
About WHRO: Since it’s founding in 1961 to support education, WHRO has employed creativity and technology to serve the residents of southeast Virginia in its mission to educate, inform and entertain viewers and listeners of WHRO’s four public television and eight public radio stations. Owned by 19 southeastern Virginia school divisions, WHRO also delivers online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. To learn more, visit www.whro.org.