News 12 Networks Honored With 37 New York Emmy Nominations

Woodbury, New York, March 14, 2002 – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks with a total of 37 New York Emmy Award nominations. The award nominations were announced this past Tuesday at “Joe Franklin’s Memory Lane” in New York City. Emmy awards will be presented on Sunday, April 21 at Chelsea Piers. News 12 Networks was the second most honored television entity for Emmy nominations in New York market, following WNBC who received 38 nominations.

Among the divisions of News 12 Networks, News 12 Long Island received a total of 24 New York Emmy nominations, News 12 Westchester received seven, and News 12 New Jersey received six. On its own, News 12 Long Island was the fourth most honored television entity for New York Emmy nominations, following WNBC (38), WPIX (25) and the MetroChannels (25).

“This is a record number of nominations for us” said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks. “It’s proof positive that there’s no shortage of talent at News 12 Networks. And all of that talent is focused on providing quality coverage that is as local as local news gets. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished for our viewers, and proud of this recognition of excellence.”

News 12 Long Island received the following Emmy award nominations: Coverage of an Anticipated News Story, Ride 4 Life: Montauk to Manhattan (Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler); Single News Feature, Flag Patrol (Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler) and Missing Bear (Vinny Shields, Bob Butler); Entertainment Programming Series, Segment, and Series of Segments: The East End: Billy Joel (Doug Geed, Michael DelGiudice, Gregory Inserillo, Robert Licata) and The East End: Glassblowers, Sharks, Blacksmith (Doug Geed, Michael DelGiudice, Gregory Inserillo, Robert Licata); Educational Programming Single Program or Special: FBI Field Trip (Connie Conway, Michael DelGiudice); Environmental Programming Single Program or Special: Uranium in Hicksville (Trish Bergin, Keith Feldman); Business/Consumer Programming: Paying Through The Pump (Andrew Ehinger, David Garden, Gregory Inserillo) and Is Bottled Better? (Bob Butler, David Garden); Health/Science Programming Series of Segments: Diabetes: The Hidden Danger (Lea Tyrrell, Michael DelGiudice) and Kicking Butt (Shari Einhorn, David Garden); Crime Programming: Hot Wheels (Diane McInerney, Paul Penders, Jeffrey Gartman); Historical/Cultural Programming Segment: The Lucky Ones (Virginia Huie, David Leibowitz, Gregory Inserillo); On-Camera Achievement (News) General Assignment Reporting & Investigative Reporting: Bob Butler General Assignment Reporting (Bob Butler); On Camera Achievement (News) Feature Reporting: Bob Butler Feature Reporting (Bob Butler); On Camera Achievement (Programming) Host, Performer & Moderator/Interviewer: Andrea Mineo Composite (Andrea Mineo) and Bob Butler Composite (Bob Butler); On Camera Achievement (Sports) : All’s Well That Ends Well (Bob Wolff); Camera Spot or Single News Feature & Series or Multi-Part News Feature: Habitat for Humanity (Michael DelGiudice), Ride 4 Life: Montauk to Manhattan (Michael DelGiudice) and Getting Down to Earth (David Garden, Michael DelGiudice); Camera Documentary, Short Form & Sports: Long Island Ducks (Michael DelGiudice); Editor Spot or Single News Feature & News Series or Multi-Part News Feature: Getting Down to Earth (David Garden, Michael DelGiudice); Audio/Sound: Michael DelGiudice Composite (Michael DelGiudice).

News 12 Westchester received the following Emmy award nominations: Multi-part Hard News Story: Predator Next Door (Mary Calvi); Educational Programming Segment: In the GreenhouseButterflies (Bob Yedowitz), Today’s Child: Boy with Half a Brain (Suzanne Colucci) and Today’s Child: Juice (Suzanne Colucci); Political Programming Series or Segments: History on Hold (Mary Calvi, Jon Fenaroli); On-Camera Achievement (news) feature reporting: Predator Next DoorPart three (Jennifer Jordan); Editor Spot or Single News Feature: Hot Rods (Konstandino Stratigeas).

News 12 New Jersey received the following New York Emmy award nominations: Multi-part News Feature: Born Too Soon (Janine Strafaci, Kathleen Lough); Educational Programming Segment: Reading, Writing, and Ritalin (Gina LaGuardia, Michele Carnesi, and Kathleen Lough); Health/Science Programming Series or Segments: Angles From Above (Janine Strafaci, Kathleen Lough, William Schlosser); Societal Concerns Programming Series or Segments: On Life Support: A Nursing Crisis (Janine Strafaci, William Schlosser, Kathleen Lough); Sports Programming Segment or Series of segments: Mascot for a Day (George Falkowski, Charles Werneke, Michael Carnesi); On-Camera Achievement (sports) : George Falkowski (George Falkowski).

The New York Emmy Awards are given for achievements 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.

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

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