"I see tremendous opportunity to lead WPIX to excellence, through hard work, innovation, and by creating value for our viewers and advertising partners."

Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV

Politics Heat Up in NY

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX11 News has got you covered as NY becomes the hotbed of political debate.

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PIX11 Announces Hillcrest High School Final Winner in Fuel My School Contest

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Events, Press Releases, Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX11 Announces High School Winner Of “Fuel My School” Contest for NYC Public Schools

Hillcrest High School In Jamaica, Queens Received $5,000 From PIX11 For School Supplies

NEW YORK, N.Y.—April 4, 2016Each year, school teachers in the US spend an average of $500 out­-of-­pocket on classroom supplies (Forbes.) PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is pleased to announce the high school winner of the station’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative:  HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL IN JAMAICA, QUEENS.                                  

PIX11 and Anchor Kori Chambers announced Hillcrest High School as the winning schoolon Friday, April 1 and presented Principal David Morrison with a $5,000 check to be used on school supplies or technology – the items the school cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of their students.

In her submission letter, Norma Feriz-Gordon, the college counselor at Hillcrest High School said, “We help students get jobs, internships, apply to college, write personal essays, apply for financial aid and scholarships. Everyone in the building writes letters of recommendations. We do all of this (and more) with only 6 student computers. Despite this, over 500 college applications have been completed this year and our Valedictorian last year went off to Yale University on a full scholarship. Winning this money could mean getting laptops for the college office.”

The runner up high school, Bronx Envision Academy, will receive a $500 gift card from Modell’s Sporting Goods.  Learn more about the winning high schools HERE.

This concludes PIX11’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative which was established to help New York City public school students “fuel their school.”  During the month of February, elementary, middle school and high school students, teachers and parents from public schools in the 5 boros of New York City were invited to submit an essay explaining how their school makes a difference.

“PIX11 is proud to establish the FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative. We received nearly 600 school submissions, and over the course of the contest, nearly 16,000 votes were received.  We hope our donations will make a significant difference in the lives of students and we plan to make this an annual event,” said Rich Graziano, President and GM, PIX11.

 

ABOUT PIX11:

Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.

 

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PIX11’s Fuel My School – Middle School Contest Winner Announced

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Events, Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

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PIX11 Announces Middle School Winner of “Fuel My School” Contest for NYC Public Schools

WILLIAM A. MORRIS I.S. 61 in Staten Island received $5,000 from PIX11 for school supplies

 

NEW YORK, N.Y.—March 28Each year, school teachers in the US spend an average of $500 out­of­pocket on classroom supplies (Forbes.) PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is pleased to announce the middle school winner of the station’s FUEL MY SCHOOL initiative:  I.S. 61 in Staten Island.

PIX11 and Reporter Dan Mannarino announced I.S. 61 as the winning school on Thursday, March 24 and presented Principal Susan Tronolone with a $5,000 check to be used on school supplies or technology – the items the school cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of their students.

Fuel My School middle school Dan

I.S. 61 English Teacher Nancy Zazulka wrote: “Most school-age kids wake up to an alarm clock, but in our community, we wake up to helicopters and police sirens. Knowing that so many of them want a better and safer future makes us work that much harder for them. Our students are our kids, part of our heartbeat, a permanent etching on our hearts and souls. While we hope that the time they spend with us will make a difference in their lives, the truth is, the time we spend with them makes our lives better. Our school makes a difference because our school is the pulse of the community, the lifeline to a better future.”

The runner up middle school, I.S. 229 in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, will receive a $500 gift card from Modell’s Sporting Goods.  Learn more about the winning middle schools HERE.

PIX11 established FUEL MY SCHOOL to help New York City public school students “fuel their school.”  During the month of February, elementary, middle school and high school students, teachers and parents from public schools in the 5 boros of New York City were invited to submit an essay explaining how their school makes a difference. PIX11 received nearly 600 school submissions.

Next, PIX11 will be making a financial donation to help a high school achieve their academic goals through urgently needed classroom supplies.

High Schools:
• Vote for the winning high school: March 28 – 30.
• Winning high school announced LIVE on PIX11 Morning News: April 1.

 

ABOUT PIX11:

Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.

 

 

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PIX11 News Wins 6 Emmy Awards

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Events, Press Releases, Rich Graziano, WPIX-TV (PIX11) New York | 0 comments

PIX WINS 6:  INCLUDING BEST BREAKING NEWS, BEST SPOT NEWS, BEST ON-CAMERA TALENT, BEST RELIGION: NEWS/FEATURE AND BEST PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2016—PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station is pleased to announce the station has been honored with  6 Emmy® Awards by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. To date, PIX11 has won over 300 Emmy® Awards.

 

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 59th Annual New York Emmy® Awards honor outstanding achievement in the television industry during the eligibility period of September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015. NY NATAS’ 59th Annual New York Emmy® Award Ceremony was held on Saturday, March 19 at The Marriott® Marquis Times Square.

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