News 12 Long Island Named 15 Finalists In The Press Club Of Long Island Media Awards Contest

WOODBURY, NEW YORK, May 18, 2000 – News 12 Long Island has been named as a finalist for 15 awards from the Press Club of Long Island Media Awards Contest. First place winners will be announced at the annual awards dinner, to be held June 8th at the Woodbury Country Club in Woodbury, NY.

Finalists include, “Sun Screen Suit” (Bob Butler, Steve Noon, Jeff Gartman) for Television/Deadline ReportingSkin Deep,” (Carol Silva), “Burning Secrets,” (Mark Lagerkvist) and “A Courageous Journey” (Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler, Doug Geed, Michael Lechner) for Television Non-Deadline Reporting, “Kids With Cancer,” (Shari Einhorn), “Aboard the Bounty,” (Mike DelGiudice, Jena Mihalovic) and “Sisters of St. Dominic” for Television/Feature Reporting, “Search for JFK’s Plane” (Bob Butler, Steve Noon) for Television-Live EventCanoeing the Nissequogue” (Mike DelGiudice) and “What a Waste!” (Bob Butler, Dave Garden) for Television/Environment/Science/Technology, “The Pro,” (Scott Feldman, Mike DelGiudice) for Television-Sports, “A Courageous Journey” (Mike DelGiudice, Mike Lechner) for Video/News, “Sisters of St. Dominic,” “Canoeing the Nissequogue,” and “The Pro” (Mike DelGiudice) for Video/Feature.

“We’re delighted that the Press Club has chosen to recognize so many News 12 Long Island staffers this year,” said Pat Dolan, News 12 Long Island News Director. “This is yet more proof that the talented people at News 12 are second to none in New York.”

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.


Deborah Gosselin
News 12 Long