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PHILADELPHIA - Emmy Award season is upon us.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday night the nominees for its 2020 awards, which recognize excellence in television news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

69-WFMZ-TV congratulates its team of journalists for being nominated by their peers for 14 awards. They are:

Newscast - morning - medium markets (39 & smaller)
"69 News at Noon - Oct. 11, 2019"
Jane Babian, producer
 
General assignment report within 24 hours
"Girl sells lemonade to raise money for K9's care"
Jace Codi, photographer/video editor
Jim Vasil, reporter
 
Feature news report - light feature
"More than dots
Karin Mallett, reporter/producer
Patrick Manwiller, photojournalist
 
Feature news report - serious feature
"Behind the wheel"
Karin Mallett, reporter/producer
Patrick Manwiller, photojournalist
 
Feature news report - series
"Temblores En Puerto Rico: Serie Especial"
Perla Lopez Baray, producer/writer
Roberto Vinces, editor
Chad Blimline, photographer
 
Historic/cultural - news single story or series
"Puerto Rico: Reflections of Disaster – Hurricane Maria and the 2020 Earthquakes"
Christopher Post, photojournalist
Bo Koltnow, reporter
 
Historic/cultural - news single story or series
"The fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 years later"
Andrew Valentino, editor
Perla Lopez Baray, reporter/producer 
 
Human interest - news feature
"The unknown angel"
Irene Snyder, reporter 
Todd Haas, videographer/editor 
 
Arts program/special 
"2019 Freddy Awards" 
Shelley Brown, executive producer/host
Eve Russo, host 
Jamie Balliet, producer 
Joel Keeler, producer 
 
Sportscast
"Eagles defeat Giants, Sixers preview, and local boxing"
Roberto Vinces, sports anchor/producer/editor 
 
Talent - reporter - feature/human interest
Jamie Stover 
 
Talent - reporter - feature/human interest
Perla Lopez Baray 
 
Talent - sports
Roberto Vinces 
 
Photographer - news
Adam Klein 
 

69-WFMZ-TV also congratulates ASR Media Productions and eMediaWorks for their Emmy Award nominations.

ASR Media's "The Peak TV" series was nominated in the magazine program/special category. The series airs on Channel 69 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

eMediaWorks received a nomination in the public/current/community affairs - program/special category for "Give Me Shelter: Perspectives on Youth Violence," which was broadcast on 69-WFMZ-TV.

The NATAS chapter said it received 743 entries in 78 categories, of which 348 entries received nominations.

"Even during trying times throughout the past year, television broadcast professionals in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter have continued to strive for excellence as they work to communicate with their audiences," said Eric Heisler, the chapter's president. "This year's list of nominees for regional Emmy Awards is further proof of their commitment to excellence for the communities they serve."

The 38th annual Emmy Awards will be presented virtually on Sept. 19.

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