News 12 Long Island Honored With 17 New York Emmy Nominations

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, February 22, 2000 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Long Island with 17 Emmy nominations. News 12 was the fifth most nominated station in the New York area.

Nominations were announced at a press reception this morning at Della Femina Restaurant in Manhattan. Leading the nominees is photographer Michael DelGiudice who received a total of 9 nominations for News 12 Long Island. Other News 12 nominees include, anchors Doug Geed and Scott Feldman, reporters Bob Butler, Mark Lagerkvist and former reporter Greg Cergol, former photographer Thomas Aviles, photographer Sue Paul and editor Jena Mihalovich.

“It’s gratifying to see the outstanding talent at News 12 recognized for their hard work and dedication, said Patrick Dolan, News 12 Networks Sr. Vice President. “Everyone on our staff is extremely proud of our nominees and what they have accomplished, not only for News 12 but for the all of the communities we serve.”

The nominations include the following categories; Outstanding Continuing News Story (A Courageous Journey), Outstanding Single News Feature (Goose on the Loose), Outstanding Entertainment Programming (Aboard the Bounty), Outstanding Environmental Programming (Earth Day Tips), Outstanding Political Programming (Take the Money and Run), Outstanding Sports Programming (The Pro), Outstanding On Camera Achievement – News (Bob Butler), Outstanding On Camera Achievement – Programming (Bob Butler), Outstanding Writer (Sunscreen), Outstanding Camera – Spot or Single News Feature (Goose on the Loose, The Sister’s of St. Dominic), Outstanding Camera – Entertainment (Aboard the Bounty), Outstanding Camera – Sports (The Pro), Outstanding Editing (Goose on the Loose), Outstanding Editing – Entertainment (Aboard the Bounty), Outstanding Editing – Sports (The Pro), Outstanding Audio/Sound (Aboard the Bounty).

The New York Emmy Awards are given for achievements originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey. Winners will be announced at the 43rd Annual New York Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 16th at New York’s Plaza Hotel.

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. 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.


Cindi Younker

News 12 Long Island

(516) 393-1284