NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 —PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York CW affiliate, was awarded 10 Emmy® Awards, including the prestigious News Excellence Award, at the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 57th Annual Award presentation Sunday night in Manhattan at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. PIX11 was honored with more awards than WABC, WCBS and NEWS 12, tying WNBC with 10 wins. To date, PIX11 has won over 260 Emmy® Awards. “PIX11’s News and Creative teams continue to produce award-winning journalism and powerful creative campaigns, it is an honor to have the station’s work recognized by NATAS,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11. The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 57th Annual New York Emmy® Awards honor outstanding achievement in the television industry during the eligibility period of September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. The following are PIX11’s 10 Emmy® Awards: NEWS EXCELLENCE • PIX11 News. November 1, 2012. (WPIX-TV). Amy Waldman, Saul Adams Jr, Executive Producers; Marvin Scott, Dan Mannarino, Mary Murphy, Ellyn Marks, Kirstin Cole, Reporters; Sukanya Krishnan, Tamsen Fadal, Anchors; Mr. G, Weather Anchor; Samantha Neeley, Edward Erlenmeyer, Kate Sullivan, Producers; Mike Graham, Assignment Editor; Kenton Young, Photographer; Jay Dow, Correspondent. NEWS SPECIAL • Sandy: From Heartbreak to Hope. December 1, 2012. (WPIX-TV). Amy Waldman, Saul Adams Jr, Executive Producers; Peter Ruello, Producer/Editor; John Houseman, News Director; Marvin Scott, Dan Mannarino, Mary Murphy, Ellyn Marks, Kirstin Cole, Nicole Johnson, Mike Gilliam, Reporters; Sukanya Krishnan, Anchor; Erica Pitzi, Reporter/Producer; Dawn Howes, Editor; David F. McDonald, Creative Consultant; Jessica Bellucci, Publicist; Kenton Young, Photographer; Jay Dow, Correspondent;. POLITICS/GOVERNMENT: NEWS/FEATURE • Booker: Unprecedented Access. May 20, 2013....Read More
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 was named vice president/general manager of WTIC-TV (FOXCT) and WCCT-TV (CT) in June 2005, and publisher, president and CEO of the Hartford Courant in March 2009. Graziano led the co-location of the television stations and newspaper operations that same year, creating an integrated news organization unlike any other in the country. Graziano succeeds Eric Meyrowitz, who is departing Tribune. “Rich is a skilled and innovative leader who has achieved great success in managing large-scale media operations and delivering results for viewers, advertisers and the community,” said Wert. “We’ve made a number of changes at WPIX, both on-the-air and in the management ranks — the station is gaining momentum. Rich is the perfect addition to lead the new team we’ve assembled.” Graziano was a catalyst for change in Hartford, committed to developing the kind of local content, community events and multi-platform journalism that resulted in unrivaled growth in ratings and revenue. He brings 23 years of media experience to WPIX-TV and has served in positions of increasing responsibility at a number of Tribune television stations. He joined Tribune in 1999 as national sales manager at WLVI-TV in Boston. He was named WLVI’s general sales manager in 2001, a position he held for four years prior to joining WTIC/WCCT in Hartford. “WPIX is an iconic brand. The station has a distinct history and a wonderful legacy in New York,” said Graziano. “I see tremendous opportunity to lead WPIX to...Read More
WPIX-TV was founded in 1948 and is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, 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 its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children’s programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station’s success. PIX11 has earned nearly 250 Emmy® Awards including two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, PIX11 has been the broadcast home of the New York Mets since 1999. WPIX-TV 220 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 By phone 212-210-2411...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
PIX11 MORNING NEWS CONTINUES RATINGS SURGE
PIX11 Morning News Posts Most Growth in the Market
NEW YORK, August 31, 2015 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, continued to make significant ratings gains in August ’15 with the PIX11 Morning News (5-9a) posting the most year-to-year growth in Adults 25-54 (+25%), Women 25-54 (+40%) and Adults 18-49 (+67%) of any station in the market. This marks the third consecutive sweep period of year-to-year audience growth for the PIX11 Morning News.
“I’m extremely proud of the PIX 11 News team and their continued growth. Our mission is to deliver meaningful content across all platforms; connecting with our audience in various communities through heart-first storytelling,” said Rich Graziano, President/GM, PIX11.
PIX11 MORNING NEWS
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Station’s Reports from Ferguson, Missouri Named Best General Assignment Long Form
NEW YORK, August 10, 2015— PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, has won a National Association of Black Journalists Award for the station’s coverage on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. PIX11 Correspondent Jay Dow and Videographer Kenton Young’s coverage was named Best General Assignment: General Long Form in the National Award competition.
The National NABJ awards honor exemplary coverage of African/African-American people or issues and highlight the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism media.
PIX11 Correspondent Jay Dow and Videographer Kenton Young reported live from Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, and then returned to Ferguson to report on the Grand Jury decision in the case. Dow and the series have also been honored with a New York Emmy Award for On Camera Talent – Continuing Coverage and an Associated Press Award for Continuing Coverage.Read More
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