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NVU Alumni Take Home 10 New England NATAS Emmy Awards

Northern Vermont University Alums Took Home Ten New England National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards

Seven Northern Vermont University-Lyndon communications alums took home ten Emmy awards at the New England National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 45th Boston/New England Emmy Awards ceremony on June 4, 2022. Sixteen alums in total were nominated for awards.

“For NVU-Lyndon alumni to have sixteen nominations and ten wins at a NATAS chapter so large speaks volumes to what this program is about and how incredible our alumni are,” said Meaghan Meachem, professor and chair, Journalism and Communications. “NVU-Lyndon always represents at the national and regional award shows, and we are incredibly proud of the work our alumni do day in and day out. Their work represents the diversity within the industry, and their successes are to be both celebrated and learned from.

The NVU alumni Emmy winners were:

  • Charlie Berg ’99, photographer for the Maine Medical System, who won in the Health/Medical – Short Form Content category for the story Inside View of Maine Medical Center – ICU Nurses Caring for Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients.
  • Kirk Cratty ’99, video journalist/photographer for News Center Maine, won in three categories: Video Journalist No Production Time Limit for the story Walking on the Moon; Education/School News for the story Schooner Bowdoin: A Classroom Like No Other; and Business/Consumer News for The Lewiston Tradition.
  • Amanda Hill ’07, reporter with News Center Maine, shared the Emmy with Cratty in the Business/Consumer News category for The Lewiston Tradition.
  • Jessica Gullbrand ’17, photographer with News7 Boston, was on the team that won the award for Breaking/Spot News – Single Report story Bringing Titus Home.
  • Rick LeBlanc ’01, editor with WCVB Channel 5 Boston, was on the team that took home the Emmy for Special Event Coverage story Holiday Lights.
  • Nick Merlo ’11, promotions and producer for WMUR Channel 9 Manchester, was on the team the tied for the Program Promotional Campaign Emmy for the story New Hampshire Chronicle – Up Close.
  • Danielle North ’96, morning anchor with WPRI, was on the team that took home the Emmy for Newscast – Morning Smaller Markets for the story on 12 News This Morning: Ida’s Impact.
  • NVU-Lyndon Alums also nominated for awards were Keith Carson, Tyler Dumont, Paul Falco, Cindy Fitzgibbon, Chris Gobeille, Anthony Macari, Kelly O’Brien, Tony Petrarca, and Chris Shepherd.

“As a member of the board of governors for New England’s NATAS chapter, it’s fantastic to see our alumni nominated for and winning production awards, but it’s also wonderful to see them cheer on our student production award winners. It speaks to the relationships fostered from day one in this department and at this university,” Meachem said. NVU-Lyndon students took home four awards this year and swept the Multimedia Journalist category. “We couldn’t be prouder.”