Arizona PBS and Cronkite School collectively nominated for 36 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

The Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy® Awards announced the nominations for their 45th annual ceremony this week. Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication have collectively received 36 Emmy® and Student Production Award nominations.

“It’s inspiring to see Cronkite and Arizona PBS being recognized with so many nominations,” said Cronkite School Dean Dr. Battinto L. Batts, Jr. that Cronkite is one of the best places in the world to study journalism and mass communication.I congratulate all of the students and members of the Arizona PBS team who contributed to the nominated projects.

A total of 28 Cronkite students received 25 Student Production Award nominations in 11 categories. Arizona PBS earned 11 nominations, including five for “Check, Please!” Arizona,” the station’s local restaurant review series, and four to Central Sound, the station’s audio production team that records Arizona music for the world to hear.

“While we don’t do what we do for awards and accolades, I’m thrilled to see the Arizona PBS team being recognized for their hard work.” said Adrienne R. Fairwell, chief executive of Arizona PBS. “A year ago, this team was in the early stages of restarting production activities that had been previously interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. I couldn’t be more proud of how far we’ve come, or more excited about the direction we’re headed and the future that awaits this station.

The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors the art and science of people working in television with Emmy® Awards and covers regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and southeastern California. The awards ceremony will take place in Phoenix on Saturday, October 1.

The Arizona PBS and Cronkite nominations are listed below. To see a complete list of all nominees, visit

Arizona PBS Nominations:

  • Content of the interview/discussion: “Check it out, please! Arizona: barbecue, burritos and bread.”
  • Content of the interview/discussion: “Check it out, please! Arizona: breakfast, brunch and dinner.”
  • Interview/Discussion Content: “Check it out, please! Arizona: PBS selections.”
  • Interview/Discussion Content: “Check it out, please! Arizona: The (middle school) kids’ table.”
  • Public Service Announcement Campaign: “Delta Dental Kids Campaign”.
  • Single Spot/Image Program Promotion: “Check it out, please! Arizona.”
  • Short Content Editor: Timothy Larsen.
  • Live or Post-Produced Audio: “Carmina Burana by Carl Orff”, Central Sound
  • Live or Post-Produced Audio: “From Edge to Hope”, Central Sound
  • Musical Composition/Arrangement: “What I Miss Most”, Central Sound
  • Musical composition/arrangement: “From Edge to Hope”, Central Sound

Cronkite School Student Appointments:

  • College Newscast: “Cronkite News”, produced by Sarah Oven, Kelly Donohue and Tyler Wegleitner.
  • College News Report – Severe or Mild: “Rise in Eating Disorders”, by Faith Abercrombie.
  • College News Report – Serious or Light: “Rodeo Returns After Argument with COVID,” by Zachary Larsen.
  • Academic Multimedia Journalist: “Joe Jackson,” by Emily Bernstein.
  • University multimedia journalist: “Bee Theft”, by Karen Marroquin.
  • College Multimedia Journalist: “Randolph Wins”, by Faith Abercrombie.
  • College Multimedia Journalist: “Chaparral Swimmer Heroics,” by Zachary Larsen.
  • Academic Multimedia Journalist: “Rez Ball Returns,” by Amna Subhan.
  • Academic Video Essay: “Cemetery Preservation,” by Samantha Chow.
  • College Video Essay: “Hope Coach Drivers,” by Miles Green.
  • Short form of college nonfiction: “The Last Jaguar Remaining,” by Filip Raketic, Andrea Polanco, Elena Kortmann, and Anna Gniwotta.
  • College Nonfiction Long Form: “Red Light District: Adam Stewart Story,” by Michayla Lopez and Mike McQuade.
  • College Public Affairs/Community Service: “Case by Case,” by Kamilah Williams.
  • College Public Affairs/Community Service: “Timeline,” by Raven Payne.
  • College Sports Story or Segment: “Supercross Course Construction,” by Andrew Kurland.
  • College sports story or segment: “Xavier Prep Softball Dedication”, by Benjamin Garcia.
  • College Sports Story or Segment: “Boxing to Overcome Parkinson’s Disease”, by Ryan Blank.
  • College Sports Story or Segment: “Basketball in a Deaf World”, by Talia Massi.
  • History or Segment of College Sport: “Athletes in Conflict,” by Conor McGill, Zach Larson, Ryan Blank, Ike Everard, and Austin Ford.
  • College sports program: “Cronkite Sports Report”, produced by Ike Everard.
  • Academic Talent – ​​News or Sports: Andrew Kurland, Presenter/Reporter.
  • College Talent – ​​News or Sports: Evan Lis, Weather and Sustainability Reporter.
  • College Talent – News or Sports: Payton Major, Weather.
  • Academic Writer: “The Legacy of Corbin”, by Kamilah Williams
  • Academic Writer: “Spaces of Opportunity,” by Andrea Villalobos.

About Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS is one of the nation’s leading public media outlets, with four broadcast channels and a growing range of digital platforms. A trusted community resource for 60 years, Arizona PBS promotes lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and essential educational outreach services. It is one of the largest public television stations in the country, reaching 80% of Arizona homes and 1.9 million homes each week. Arizona PBS has been part of ASU since the station launched in 1961. Learn more at

About Cronkite School Arizona State University‘s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top professional journalism programs and has received international acclaim for its innovative use of the “university hospital” model. Rooted in the centuries-old values ​​that characterize its namesake – precision, accountability, objectivity, integrity – the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics both in the classroom and in its 13 professional programs that fully immerse students in the practice of journalism. journalism and related fields. Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, is part of Cronkite, making it the largest journalism school-run outlet in the world. Learn more at

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