Miami, FL – South Florida PBS is proud to announce WXEL and WPBT2 are among the winners of the 2015 Suncoast Emmy Awards, recognizing their outstanding work on local programming. As the 7th largest TV market in America, and the largest public media company in Florida, the Emmy wins solidify South Florida PBS’ commitment to providing new and original programming that is relevant to its diverse local communities.
“Congratulations to all the Suncoast Emmy Award recipients at both stations. This is a moment to celebrate as an organization,” said Bill Scott, Executive Vice President of South Florida PBS. “Winning seven Suncoast Emmy Awards is an incredible accomplishment, and one that points to the amazing talent and power of South Florida PBS, as well as our producing partners.”
The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY® Awards in the Suncoast Region. The Suncoast Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of the Suncoast region’s television markets. The 2015 Suncoast Emmy® Awards were held Saturday, December 5th at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Below is a list of all South Florida PBS winning entries:
Arts Program Feature: Segment Art Loft “Dale Chihuly” Serena Jimenez, Yoandy Vidal
Arts Program Special Random Act(s) of Culture Dennis Scholl, Marlon Johnson
Environment Program Changings Seas “The Secret Sex Life of Fish” Alexa Elliot, Sean Hickey, Norman Silva
Environment Program Mysteries of the Coral Canyon Alison Barrat, John Ruthven
News Special Murder of a Small Town Tim Malloy, James Patterson, Wendy Rutledge, Brian Zeikowitz, Mary Pat Lang, Leopoldo Gout
Writer Murder of a Small Town Tim Malloy, James Patterson
Photographer The Unseen Everglades Andrew Cope
About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida's history. Leading the way in this global society, SOUTH FLORIDA PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education and cultural heritage programming, and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.