KQED Takes Home 5 Northern California Emmy® Awards

Emmy NorCalFollowing an impressive 17 nominations KQED has been honored with five Northern California Emmy® Awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in television and by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The 46th Emmy® ceremony, held Saturday, June 3, at the SFJAZZ Center, honored excellence in all fields of television and online production.

The KQED productions honored this year are: Meet Brian Goggin, Gatekeeper to Your Impossible Dreams, which profiles the Bay Area artist as he prepares one of his more improbable public art pieces; Spark: Our Creative Nature, a special feature that highlights three art projects that draw attention to efforts to improve the quality of our land, water and air; Instead of Dividing, a Border Wall of Piñatas Brings Community Together, which explores artist Sita Bhaumik’s installation of hundreds of handmade brick-shaped piñatas to mimic the border wall between the United States and Mexico; KQED Newsroom “Stand Up San Quentin,” which gives viewers an inside look at a prison program where inmates write and perform their own stories; and the digital series Deep Look’s one-of-a-kind peek at the underwater predator — the mantis shrimp — in action.

Arts/Entertainment — Feature/Segment
Meet Brian Goggin, Gatekeeper of Your Impossible Dreams, kqed.org/KQED 9
Cynthia Stone, producer/editor

Arts/Entertainment — Program/Special
Spark: Our Creative Nature, kqed.org/KQED 9
Lori Halloran, senior  producer; Sheraz Sadiq, Cynthia Stone, segment producers; Owen Bissell, Blake McHugh, photographers; Aaron Drury, photographer/editor; Eric Limcaoco, Hugh Scott, audio engineers

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment
Instead of Dividing, a Border Wall of Piñatas Brings Community Together, kqed.org/KQED 9
Kelly Whalen, producer/photographer/director/editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs — Program/Special
KQED Newsroom “Stand Up San Quentin,” kqed.org/KQED 9
Holly Kernan, executive producer; Monica Lam, senior producer; Lori Halloran, segment producer; Sharon Song, line producer; Nicole Reinert, associate producer; Thuy Vu, host; Heather Blosser, studio director; Scott Stoneback, photographer; Aaron Drury, photographer/editor; Peter J. Borg, Shirley Gutierrez, editors; Hugh Scott, audio engineer

Health/Science/Environment-Feature/Segment
Deep Look “The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp,” kqed.org
Elliott Kennerson, producer; Craig Rosa, series producer; Amy Standen, host/writer; Joshua Cassidy, cinematographer; Teodros Hailye, animations; Beth Custer, original score; Gabriela V. Quiros, coordinating producer

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