News 12 Long Island Receives Top Honors From Associated Press And Long Island Press Club


WOODBURY, NEW YORK, June 7, 2001 – News 12 Long Island has received 7
Associated Press awards and 22 Long Island Press Club awards this week. Among
the honors, News 12 Long Island’s Bob Wolff received the "Outstanding Long
Island journalist" award by the Press Club of Long Island.

In a ceremony held Thursday June 7th at the Woodbury Country Club, News 12
Long Island took home 22 Long Island Press Club awards, among them, 11 First
place, 6 Second place, and 5 Third place awards, more than any other television
station. Additionally, News 12 Long Island’s Sports Director and Sports Anchor,
Bob Wolff received the annual "Outstanding Long Island Journalist"
award by the Press Club of Long Island. Mr. Wolff received the honor for being
the longest-running sports announcer in television.

"What a spectacular night for News 12 Long Island. Bob Wolff is an incredible
employee, an outstanding sportscaster, and one of the most genuine people on
the earth. This honor is well deserved", said Patrick Dolan, News 12 Long
Island News Director. "And to take home so many Long Island Press Club
awards in the same week we wrapped up 7 Associated Press Awards makes this a
phenomenal showing for our station. It’s a true testament to the talent we have
here at News 12 Long Island."

First place Press Club of Long Island awards went to: Bob Butler in the Environment,
Science, and Technology category (Getting Down to Earth); Michael DelGiudice
in the Video feature category (Sarah Hughes; Skating Champion); Michael
DelGiudice and Rebecca Hughes in the Sports category (Sarah Hughes; Skating
); Bill Mooney in the Education category (Students Making a Difference);
Mark Lagerkvist in the category of Non-Deadline News (Bitter Pills);
Michael DelGiudice in the category of Video News (Getting Down to Earth);
Virginia Huie for Live Reporting (Tanker Explosion) and Deadline Reporting
(Picture Perfect Crime); Gregory Inserillo in the category of Editing
-News (Double Dipping); Jeffrey Gartman in the category of Editing-Feature
(LI: 10 decades in 5 minutes); and Scott Feldman for Feature, (The

Second place Press Club of Long Island awards went to: Connie Conway in the
category of Non-Deadline News (Cop Killer up for Parole); Jeffrey Gartman
for Editing-News (Bitter Pills), Michael DelGiudice for Editing-Feature
(Sounds of Christmas); Michael DelGiudice for Video-News (Don’t Bet
on it
); David Garden for Video-Feature (Train Painter); and Shari
Einhorn for Feature (Sounds of Christmas).

Third place Press Club of Long Island awards went to: Michael DelGiudice for
Editing-News (Don’t Bet on it); Bill Mooney for Sports (Around Long
Island Regatta
) and Feature (Op-Sail); David Garden for Video-Feature
(Thunderbirds); and Gregory Inserillo for Editing-Feature (Timothy
Hill Ranch

The Press Club, founded in 1974, is the Long Island Chapter of the Society
of Professional Journalists, the nation’s oldest and largest journalist organization.
The awards contest recognizes excellence in reporting, editorials, columns,
photography, videography, video editing, and web site content.

News 12 Long Island was also recognized by the Associated Press with 7 awards
in an event held Saturday, June 2nd at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs,
New York. The honors included 5 First Place and 2 Special Mention awards. The
first place awards went to: Shari Einhorn, Michael DelGiudice and Erick Strandfeldt
in the Best News Special category (Sharing Secrets); Bob Butler, Michael
DelGiudice, and David Garden for Best News Series (Getting Down to Earth); Bill
Mooney and Paul Penders for Best Feature (Great South Bay Scootering);
Rebecca Hughes and Michael DelGiudice for Best Sports Coverage (Sarah Hughes:
Skating Champion
); and Michael DelGiudice for General Excellence in Photojournalism.

Associated Press Special Mention awards went to: Bob Butler, Michael DelGiudice,
and Patricia Barrett for Best Continuing News Coverage (Ride for Life-2000);
and to the News 12 Long Island staff for Best Regularly scheduled News Program
(Evening Edition).

News 12 Long Island reaches 730,000 households in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
It is available exclusively on the Cablevision cable system. News 12 Long Island
is operated by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.

Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation
(NYSE:CVC) and NBC, manages American Movie Classics, We: Women’s Entertainment,
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. 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
News 12 Long Island
(516) 393-1946