Rich J. Graziano is the President and General Manager of WPIX-TV. He is responsible for all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Since 2009, Graziano has served as the leader of Tribune’s media properties in Hartford, Connecticut; he...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
Station’s Reports on Metro-North Train Derailment Were Named a Finalist for Best Regional News Story
NEW YORK, July 23, 2015—PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, has been named a finalist for the National News & Documentary Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). PIX11 was nominated in the Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News category for the station’s coverage of the Metro-North train derailment.
“This nomination is a reflection of the commitment and dedication our news team continues to display on a daily basis inside the local community,” said Amy Waldman, News Director, PIX11. “I’m proud of the entire team and how quickly everyone jumped into action to capture the story when this awful tragedy took place.”
Now in its 36th year, the News & Documentary Emmy® Awards continues its mission of honoring the documentary films, news reports, and multimedia projects that exemplify the best of broadcast journalism, honoring programming distributed during the calendar year 2014. The awards will be presented on Monday, September 28th, 2015 in New York City.
“This News Emmy Award nomination is an honor. PIX11 is relentlessly focused on serving our engaged audience on multiple platforms, and covering the stories and social issues that impact our community,” said Rich Graziano, PIX11 President/GM. “I’m very proud and thankful for the recognition the PIX 11 News team has received for their continued commitment to excellence.”
Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News
PIX11 News (New York, NY)
Metro-North Train Derailment
Senior Executive Producer: Amy Waldman
Senior Producer: Zack Smith
Digital Executive Producer: Rolando Pujol
Assignment Editor: Mike Graham
Photojournalist: Kenneth Evseroff, Ian Handler, Tom Miuccio, Tom Cassidy, Kenton Young, Rudy Buccianti, John Frasse, Matt Tomlin
Anchors: Tamsen Fadal, Scott Stanford
Reporters: Mario Diaz, James Ford, Nicole Johnson, Greg Mocker, Mary Murphy, Magee Hickey
News Operations Manager: Christian Taussig
Director: Dave Kalmowitz
Technical Director: Mark Vega
Audio: Mike Merola
Video: Marty Rais
Stagehand: Bart Dejong
Editor: Dave Scanlon
Editor: Frank Melli
Writer: Mitch Merman
Assignment Editors: Adam Welikson, Tony Gatto
Digital Producer: Alyssa Zauderer
Graphic Artist: Ira Cohen
Full list of nominees: http://emmyonline.com/news_36th_nominations
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PIX11 Announces Content Partnership with HollywoodLife.com
Content to run on all PIX11 platforms
NEW YORK, July 13, 2015 –PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, and HollywoodLife.com, a top entertainment destination, announced a content and cross-promotional partnership across all platforms. The announcement was made today by Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11 and Bonnie Fuller, HollywoodLife.com President and Editor-in-Chief.
As part of the collaboration, HollywoodLife.com, which covers celebrity, fashion, beauty and women’s entertainment news, will provide PIX11 News with content on air and on PIX11.com. Additionally, Bonnie Fuller will be a regular contributor on PIX11 Morning News every Monday morning, and will join PIX11 News at 6pm on Friday evenings. Chloe Melas, HollywoodLife.com senior entertainment reporter, will appear on PIX11 Morning News on Fridays and Katrina Mitzeliotis, HollywoodLife.com fashion editor, will appear on PIX11 News at 5pm on Mondays.
“PIX11 is focused on continually adding value to our engaged audience on all platforms. HollywoodLife.com is the preeminent source for celebrity gossip, the latest entertainment news, exclusive celebrity photos and video and the hottest celebrity fashion,” said Rich Graziano. “Bonnie has a long history of successful ventures and we are proud to partner with her and Hollywoodlife.com to bring our audience the best in celebrity entertainment.”
“HollywoodLife.com is thrilled to partner with PIX11 News, which has such a strong, deep relationship with its viewers in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut community,” said Bonnie Fuller. “We look forward to sharing our engaging up-to-the-minute news with their audience.”
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. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
HollywoodLife.com launched in 2009 and has quickly become a top online destination for women ages 18 to 34. The site covers celebrity, fashion, beauty, entertainment and baby news. With its explosive audience growth, the site is breaking traffic records on a near-monthly basis. HollywoodLife.com’s enormous success is credited to the editorial content’s ability to emotionally connect with the needs and interests of its female audience. Stars entertain, but they also inspire and profoundly influence what women see, hear, do, buy and share. Women identify with celebrities – their trials, triumphs, romances, obsessions, and diversions. HollywoodLife doesn’t just report the scoop; HollywoodLife relates it to women’s personal lives allowing real women to connect through the lens of celebrity. In addition, the site’s extensive live coverage of awards shows and other notable pop culture events make HollywoodLife.com a regularly cited source on Google and Facebook trends. To date, Hollywoodlife.com has generated a monthly audience of 35 million monthly unique visitors and 246 million page views. HollywoodLife.com’s Youtube channel has 437 million views and 765,491 subscribers. HollywoodLife.com’s Facebook page has 3 million likes.Read More
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