TUTV receives 30 award nominations this year

TUTV and Temple University programs are dominating the list of nominees for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© Awards, accounting for over 60% of all college nominations! Many categories include nominations from no other universities. Two out of the four students nominated for the Talent category are Temple students. Additionally, 8 TUTV programs have been nominated for the 2018 National CBI Awards, with TempleUpdate.com nominated for best Student Media Website!

A list of the nominated programs can be found below, along with links to watch them.

2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy© College Nominations


Inside the Nest: October 17, 2017
Ben Otte, Senior Producer
Zac DeMedio, Show Producer
Dave Petrozziello, Show Producer
Nick Roche, Chief Videographer/Editor
Matt Bevenour, Anchor
Max Mirkin, Anchor
Jonathan Gilbert, Field Reporter
Alexa Ross, Field Reporter
Max Bass, Graphics Coordinator

OwlSports Update: December 7, 2017
Sarah Shields, Senior Producer
Melissa Payavis, Show Producer
Erin Steffe, Show Producer
Tracy Yatsko, Anchor
Dan Bartels, Anchor
Nick Roche, Chief Videographer

Philadelphia Neighborhoods on TV— Episode 1 Fall 2017
Neil Ortiz, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Francesca Viola, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Rob Di Rienzo, Producer
Bud Knapp, Producer
Montana Bassett, Graphics Designer/Video Editor

Temple Update: March 1, 2018
Spencer Trabbold, Supervising Producer
Asad Bokhari, Producer
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Director
Kelly Antonacci, Anchor
Kaicey Baylor, Anchor
Cassie Semyon, Reporter
Brianna Dent, Technical Director
Logan Moritz, Editing Manager
Andrew Mikida, Editing Manager
Peter Jaroff, Advisor

Temple Update: March 29, 2018
Spencer Trabbold, Supervising Producer
Keith Aversa, Producer
Danielle Sabulsky, Director
Dan Ray, Anchor
Zuri Hoffman, Anchor
Kelly Antonacci, Reporter
Izamarie Camacho, Reporter
Max Bass, Technical Director
Logan Moritz, Editing Manager
Peter Jaroff, Advisor

General Assignment

Behind the Counter for 46 Years, and Counting
Rob DiRienzo, Multimedia Journalist/Producer

Cape Town Residents Struggle in Temporary Relocation Area
Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor
Hannah McComsey, Reporter

Combating Addiction, Starting with a Conversation
Robert DiRienzo, Multimedia Journalist/Producer

State of the Union 2018 Preview
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Cassie Semyon, Reporter
Ben Otte, Field Producer/Photojournalist

Temple Snow Storm
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Ben Otte, Photojournalist

Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

The Vibe at Temple
Edward Dress, Executive Producer/Advisor
Nydja Hood, Executive Producer
Giovanni Vazquez, Executive Producer
Miya Jones, Executive Producer
Monica Logrono, Director
Lindsey Ferguson, Co-Director

World at Temple
Edward Dress, Executive Producer/Advisor
Mohab Abou-Elalla, Producer
Katie Bandish, Host
Rebecca Rosenblatt, Director
Sajid Chaudhary, Associate Producer
Christina Lew, Head Script Writer
Justin Welton, Senior Correspondent
Rose Keenan, Reporter
Rico Le, Reporter


The Art of Being Izzy
Laura Zaylea, Executive Producer/Advisor
Kristine Weatherston, Executive Producer/Advisor
Christina Lew, Script Writer
Eli LaBan, Director Of Photography
Colin Pawlowski, Director


The Fight: Grappling with Philadelphia Gentrification
Paul Gluck, Faculty Advisor
Dan Ray, Producer/Editor

Encore – Music Education for Social Change (to be aired in the fall)
Bridget O’Hara, Producer/Director/Editor
Hoa Nguyen, Producer/Director/Editor
Christopher Lumsden, Producer/Director/Editor
Matthew Ward, Producer/Director/Editor
Kelsi Smith, Producer/Director/Editor

Making it Up (to be aired in the fall)
Dr. Kristine Weatherston, Executive Producer/Faculty Advisor
Saisha Pringle, Producer/Director
Danielle Halteman, Producer/Director
Zhaochen Zhang, Producer/Director


Maria Biancaniello: Rowing Through the Wake
Luke Burdsall, Reporter
Maria Cantu, Photog/Editor
Mario Fantini, Photog/Editor

Temple TUFF
Tracy Yatsko, Reporter/Writter
Sarah Shields, Field Producer
Ben Otte, Photog/Editor


Alexa Ross
Matt Bevenour

Read the full list of all nominees here.

2018 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Finalists

Best News Reporting Video

Protests before State of the Union Address

Best Newscast Video

Temple Update: April 26, 2018
Temple Update: April 19, 2018

Best Sports Reporting Video

OwlSports Update: Temple TUFF
OwlSports Update: A Basketball Student Manager versus Cancer

Best Sportscast Video

Inside the Nest: October 17, 2017
Inside the Nest: December 7, 2017

Best Documentary/Public Affairs Video

Encore:  Music Education for Social Change

Best Student Media Website


Best Promo Video

Temple Update Topical Promo for March 22, 2018 Show

Read the full list of nominees here.

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