, April 20, 2000

News 12 Networks Honored With 13 New York Emmy Awards

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, April 20, 2000 The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks with 13 Emmy Awards, as announced on Sunday April 16 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. News 12 Long Island received the most Emmy awards for a local news station with a total of 11 awards. News 12 The Bronx and News 12 New Jersey each received one award as well. Notably, photographer Michael DelGiudice took home an impressive 7 statues, 6 for News 12 Long Island and 1 for News 12 The Bronx.

These Emmy awards send an unmistakable message that the talented staff of News 12 ranks among the best of the best in New York, the nation’s’#1 market.” said Patrick Dolan, News 12 Networks Sr. Vice President.

The winners from News 12 Long Island include the following categories; Outstanding Continuing News Story (A Courageous Journey – Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler, Doug Geed), Outstanding Environmental Programming (Earth Day Tips – Bob Butler, Tom Aviles, Sue Caron), Outstanding Single News Feature (Goose on the Loose – Greg Cergol, Tom Aviles), Outstanding Political Programming (Take the Money and Run – Mark Lagerkvist, Debi Gade, David Leibowitz, Cathy Rhinehardt), Outstanding Sports Programming (The Pro – Michael DelGiudice, Scott Feldman), Outstanding Camera: Spot or Single News Feature (Tom Aviles), Outstanding Camera: Entertainment (Michael DelGiudice), Outstanding Sports Camera (Michael DelGiudice), Outstanding Sports Editing (Michael DelGiudice), Outstanding Entertainment Editing (Michael DelGiudice, Jena Mihalovic), Outstanding Spot or Single News Feature Editor (Tom Aviles).

News 12 The Bronx received and Emmy for; Outstanding Camera: Short Form/PSA/Promo (Michael DelGiudice) and News 12 New Jersey received one for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement (George Falkowski.)

The New York Emmy Awards are given for achievements originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or
Northern New Jersey. Winners were announced at the 43rd Annual New York Emmy Awards Ceremony Sunday, April 16 at The Plaza in New York City. News 12 Networks reaches more than 3.2 million subscribers in the tri-state area. A cable-exclusive service, News 12 is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. For nearly 20 years, Rainbow has been delivering high-quality sports, entertainment and news to millions of subscribers. Rainbow manages the operations of American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks, MSG Metro Channels, Radio City Television as well as Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow owns a majority stake in Madison Square Garden properties which includes the Madison Square Garden Arena complex, the Knicks and the Rangers professional sports teams, the MSG television network, and, most recently, Radio City Entertainment and a long term lease on Radio City Music Hall. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in Fox Sports Net.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading telecommunications and entertainment companies, and one of the largest operators of cable television systems in the United States. Cablevision serves more than 3.4 million cable customers with major operations in the New York, Boston, and Cleveland metropolitan areas. Cablevision Lightpath, a wholly owned subsidiary, provides telephone service to more than 1,000 businesses on Long Island and in Connecticut, while Optimum Online offers high-speed online and Internet access via cable modems to customers in the New York metro area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz stores and Clearview Cinemas.


Deborah Gosselin

News 12 Networks