WTTW NOMINATED FOR NINE 2021 REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS

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Chicago, IL - October 6, 2021

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Chicago/ Midwest Chapter, announced today that WTTW is nominated for nine regional Emmy Awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs - Historical

  • Ida B. Wells, a Chicago Stories Special
    Dan Protess, Executive Producer; Stacy Robinson, Producer; Yasmin Rammohan, Associate Producer
     
  • The Great Chicago Fire, a Chicago Stories Special
    Dan Protess, Executive Producer; Peter Marks, Producer; Sean Keenehan, Jessica Martinaitis, Yasmin Rammohan, Associate Producers

Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs - Topical

  • Making Sense of 2020
    Daniel Andries, Producer

Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion – Short Form or Long Form Content

  • Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review
    Alexandra Silets, Producer; Paris Schutz, Host

Outstanding Achievement for Public Affairs Program – Series

  • Chicago Tonight
    Jay Smith, Senior Supervising Producer; Nicole Cardos, Crystin Immel, Senior Line Producers; Brandis Friedman, Paris Schutz, Co-Hosts and Correspondents; Amanda Vinicky, Correspondent

Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment – Long Form Content

  • The Great Chicago Quiz Show
    Eddie Griffin, Producer; Geoffrey Baer, Host/Executive Producer; Daniel Andries, Producer; Brendan Brown, Associate Producer
     
  • Chicago from the Air
    Eddie Griffin, Producer; Geoffrey Baer, Executive Producer; Yasmin Rammohan, Associate Producer

Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air - Lighting

  • Thomas Godar
    Chicago Stories

Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Editor - Long Form Content

  • Jude Leak
    Firsthand: Living In Poverty

The 63rd Annual Midwest Emmy Awards Ceremony will take place virtually on Saturday, November 20.

About WTTW
WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create/WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com, and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago by ‘L’, digital-first series FIRSTHAND, Urban Nature, and Foodphiles, and national productions Prehistoric Road Trip and Nature Cat, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. Connect with WTTW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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