News 12 Long Island Claims 3 World Medals At The New York Festivals 43rd Annual International Competition

WOODBURY, NEW YORK – The New York Festivals has honored News 12 Long Island with three world medals in the 43rd Annual International Television Programming and Promotion Competition. The New York Festivals Gala Awards were presented Friday, January 19 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan.

“Sharing Secrets” a piece about the pain of sexual abuse in children brought home a Gold Medal for Michael DelGiudice and Erick Strandfeldt for Best Editing, as well as a Bronze Medal for Shari Einhorn for Best Writing. “Bob Butler Reporting,” a compilation of reporter Bob Butler’s work, won the other Bronze Medal for Best Reporter/Correspondent.

“These NY Festival awards send an unmistakable message that the talented staff of News 12 ranks among the best of the best in New York, as well as internationally,” said Pat Dolan, News 12 Long Island News Director.

For more than 40 years, The New York Festivals has honored excellence in communications media worldwide. Approximately 3,500 entries from 40 countries were submitted for consideration in the 2000 awards. Winners were chosen by The New York Festivals International Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors.

News 12 Long Island is the nation’s first 24-hour regional news service, reaching approximately 730,000 homes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. News 12 is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings incorporated.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation and NBC, is at the forefront of innovation in cable programming. Rainbow manages American Movie Classics, Romance Classics, Bravo, The Independent Film Channel, MuchMusic USA, Rainbow Sports, News 12 Networks and MetroChannels as well as the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow also holds a majority stake in Madison Square Garden Properties. In addition, Rainbow is a fifty-percent partner in FOX Sports Net.

Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3.4 million households located primarily in the New York metropolitan area. The company’s advanced telecommunications offerings include its Lightpath integrated business communications services and its Optimum-branded high-speed Internet service. Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. subsidiary owns and operates programming businesses including American Movie Classics, Bravo and many other national and regional services. Cablevision also owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks, Rangers and WNBA Liberty. The company operates New York’s Radio City Music Hall as well as Clearview Cinemas in the Tri-State area. Cablevision also owns and operates The Wiz consumer electronics chain at 41 locations in the New York Metropolitan area. Additional information about Cablevision Systems Corporation is available on the Web at

Deborah Gosselin
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