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Chicago, IL - November 11, 2023
Tonight, WTTW was awarded two Chicago/Midwest 2022-2023 Emmy Awards for outstanding achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the following categories and for the following programs:
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL – SHORT AND LONG FORM CONTENT
WTTW News Explains
Jay T. Smith, Executive Producer; Nicholas Blumberg, Writer/Host; Patty Wetli, Writer/Host; Amanda Vinicky, Writer/Host; Paris Schutz, Writer/Host; Heather Cherone, Writer/Host; Justin Younger, Producer/Animator; Natalie Younger, Producer/Writer; Alex Blanchette, Editor/Sound Design; Greg Bodfish, Art Director/Animator
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS SINGLE PROGRAM/SERIES
FIRSTHAND: Life After Prison
Dan Protess, Executive Producer; Mario Tharpe, Producer/Director; Resita Cox, Pat Odom, Teresa White, Donna Wilson, Directors; Anne Gleason, Executive Producer.
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