PBS39 Nominated for 6 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards

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The regional nominations were announced at a celebration hosted and streamed by PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA.

Bethlehem, PA. – August 13, 2019 – On Monday, August 12, 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Award nominees were announced at the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. PBS39 was nominated in the categories of investigative report, feature news report, politics/government special, news single story, interview/discussion series and community affairs special.

“I am extremely proud of our team at PBS39.” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39 said. “While we do not do this work for the recognition, it is an honor to be recognized by our peers. This is only the beginning, I am excited to see what the future brings as our team continues to grow.”

In the category of investigative report – single story or series, PBS39 was nominated for Stop the Violence, a special report examining youth and gang violence in the Lehigh Valley. Nominees include PBS39’s Megan Frank, Daniel Ray, Jim Deegan and Yoni Greenbaum. In the category of feature news report – serious feature, Chloe Nouvelle, along with Jim Deegan earned a nomination for the report titled Rooster, profiling Allentown School District’s Homelessness Liaison Russell “Rooster” Valentini. In the category of societal concerns – news single story, PBS39 earned a nomination for the report Election Night: Joe’s Barber Shop. Daniel Ray, Jacob Boyer, Javier Diaz, Jim Deegan and Yoni Greenbaum are among the nominated team members.

PBS39’s live coverage of the 116th Congress swearing-in garnered a nomination in the category of politics/government – program/special. The PBS39 team who worked on this newscast includes Yoni Greenbaum, Andrea Cummis, Javier Diaz, Anastasia Weckerly, Jessica Lee, Monica Evans-Trout, Brittany Sweeney, Megan Frank, Chloe Nouvelle and Harri Leigh.

The new PBS39 original program Counter Culture, hosted by Grover Silcox, was nominated in the category of interview/discussion series. This weekly talk show, set at the counter of Daddypops Diner in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, welcomes artists, authors, comics, singers, historians and others to talk about their passions. Team members nominated along with Silcox, include Jeffrey Frederick, Zach Wisneskie, Anastasia Weckerly, Jessica Lee, Daniel Ray, Andrea Cummis, Javier Diaz and Yoni Greenbaum.

“The works recognized with a nomination reflect our shared commitment to solutions and accountability journalism and to high-quality, original local programming.” Yoni Greenbaum, Chief Content Officer at PBS39 said. “I am proud of all of those who have worked to turn our goals into reality.”

Also nominated in the category of community affairs special was the final installment of PBS39’s five-part Close to Home series. Close to Home: Human Trafficking was made in conjunction with PBS39’s production partner eMediaWorks.

The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards will be presented on September 28, 2019 in Pittsburgh. At this ceremony, PBS39’s Grover Silcox will be inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle Society. This honor society is for members who have spent 25 years or more in the television industry.

About PBS39
PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps TM journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley. The PBS39 Reporter Corps TM creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media is a collaborative, multi-media, effort undertaken by all seven PA Public Media stations. This initiative uses public media’s combined resources of TV, radio, online, social, digital, and community outreach events for one common good – to save lives. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39