(Woodbury, New York, April 4, 2005) – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks with a total of 10 New York Emmy Awards. News 12 Networks was awarded more Emmy Awards than any other New York news organization. The 48th Annual Emmy awards were presented on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
"We're very gratified that the Academy has chosen to award more Emmy's to News 12 Networks than to any competing television news organization in the New York area," said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks. "It's a clear recognition of the talent in our newsrooms and News 12's commitment to quality coverage that's "as local as local news gets."
News 12 Long Island received the following New York Emmy Awards (7):
Head of the Class, Educational Programming: Series, Virginia Huie; All in a Days Work, Educational Programming: Segment, Michael DelGiudice, Patricia Barrett; Getting Down to Earth, Environmental Programming, Heather Holmes; Getting Down to Earth, On-Camera Achievement (News): Feature Reporting, Heather Holmes; Michael DelGiudice; Michael DelGiudice Composite, Camera: News, Michael DelGiudice; Scuba School, Editor: News, Brian Jingeleski; Cynthia Younker Composite, Editor: Short Form, Cynthia Younker.
News 12 New Jersey received the following New York Emmy Awards (2):
Tin Can Charities, Business/Consumer Programming: Series, Walt Kane; John Bathke (Composite) , On-Camera Achievement (News): Entertainment Reporting, John Bathke.
Westchester received the following New York Emmy Award (1):
Surfing for Sex Town Meeting, News Special, Lisa Salvadorini, Brian Conybeare, Juri Tatsuuma, Suzanne Colucci, Janine Rose, Arnie Reif, Konstandino Stratigeas, Eric Leeds, Marc Blumenthal.
News 12 Connecticut participates in the Boston/New England Emmy Awards, which are held in May.
The New York Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievements in television, originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey.
News 12 Networks is the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 5 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, and the Bronx. News 12 Networks is a cable exclusive service, reaching approximately 3.3 million households in the New York market. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by
Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc, a division of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Cablevision is
one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television
operations serve 3 million households located in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks and Rangers. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas in the New York metropolitan area.