The 2016 New York Emmy® Awards, New York Television’s biggest night, was held on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Television and media professionals (including many familiar faces from news, entertainment, and sports) were on hand to salute the outstanding accomplishments of their peers.
The evening began with an exciting reception where nominees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. The black-tie gala, held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, kicked off with a few words from New York Chapter President, Denise Rover. Ms. Rover greeted the crowd and welcomed them to yet another fantastic night in celebration of the incredible work created this year.
The New York Chapter proudly recognized the outstanding work and achievements of its 2016 Governors’ Award recipient, Bill Geist. Bill is the Emmy® Award-winning correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, a best-selling author, and columnist. Presenting the award was longtime friend and Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producer of CBS Sunday Morning, Rand Morrison. Award-winning actress, family friend, and NY NATAS Board Member, Colleen Zenk, also gave a touching tribute to Geist.
The night saw a wide variety of winners from all corners of the industry. WXTV Univision 41’s Eric Garner Protests New York City took home the Emmy® for best “Evening Newscast Larger Markets.” WRGB took home the Emmy® Award for best “Evening Newscast Medium Markets” for its Corruption Crackdown entry. MSG Network was the big winner of the night taking home 14 awards. Following closely after was WNBC, which brought home 13 awards. Overall, the New York Chapter presented 117 Emmy® Awards this year. For the first time in our long history, the gala was available to those at home via live stream. Friends, family, and some nominees themselves were able to watch the awards show from the comfort of their very own home. The show ended just before 11pm and was followed by the after party at the Broadway Lounge.