Comcast, CBS 3 and Other Local Media Outlets Take Home Emmys This Weekend
They didn’t have soaring speeches by Viola Davis and Jon Hamm, but Philly held its own Emmy Award ceremony on Saturday at the Philadelphia Hilton Hotel. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) presented a total of 81 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards in 77 categories as the sold-out audience of more than 500 regional television industry professionals gathered for the 33rd annual event.
Philadelphia-based Comcast SportsNet/The Comcast Network led the night with 11 Emmys. Following closely behind Comcast was WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh, which received seven awards, including one of the evening’s biggest prizes: Overall Excellence. WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh received a total of five awards, including Team Coverage, and Evening Newscast – Larger Markets.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter also inducted five television professionals into the Silver Circle Society, an honor society that recognizes significant contributions by individuals in the broadcast industry for 25 years or more. This year’s inductees included Pat Ciarrocchi, news anchor/reporter at CBS 3 in Philadelphia, and Paul Gluck, associate professor of practice in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter also awarded eight “College Student Awards” for Excellence in College Production at Penn State and Temple.
Check out photos below. For a full list of the evening’s winners, go here.