54th Annual New York Emmy Awards
THE NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES ITS 54TH ANNUAL NEW YORK EMMY® AWARDS GALA TO BE HELD SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
New York, NY, April 1, 2011– The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences proudly announces its 54th Annual New York Emmy® Awards Gala will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square. The New York Emmy® Awards honor content created primarily for the New York region. In attendance will be over 800 of the top professionals representing all facets of media, including familiar faces from news, entertainment, sports, production and advertising.
Ernie Anastos, Anchor of WNYW FOX 5’s Fox 5 News at 10:00 p.m., will receive a special Emmy® for Lifetime Achievement known as our prestigious GOVERNORS’ AWARD for his outstanding contributions to television. Joan Lunden, Emmy® Award-winning journalist and the longest-running host of early morning television, will present the special Emmy® Award.
“My sincerest thanks to the academy's distinguished members and the loyal viewers of New York throughout the years;” said Ernie, “I am deeply honored and humbled by this distinctive award. In the years ahead, I look forward to continuing to bring viewers compelling and uplifting stories about relevant issues in their lives.”
Our presenters, from the worlds of news, entertainment, and sports, include: New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Actor Abe Vigoda; Actor Dominic Chianese; Actor Richard Belzer; Essence Atkins, Teala Dunn and Coy Stewart from the cast of Are We There Yet?; Actor Colleen Zenk; CBS2 News Anchor Kristine Johnson; YES Network Host Michael Kay; Anchor/News Director News 12 Connecticut Tom Appleby; NBC Universal Host Shelly Palmer; from PIX11 News Jodi Applegate, Marvin Scott; from Eyewitness News WABC N.J. Burkett, Sarah Wallace;from WNBC and NY NonStop Bruce Beck, Cat Greenleaf, Tom Llamas, Andrew Siff; WXTV Univision 41 Reporter Berenice Gartner; from News 12 Long Island Danielle Campbell, Elizabeth Hashagen; News 12 Networks Meteorologists Mike Favetta, Joe Rao; from WNJU Telemundo 47, Anchor Jorge Ramos and Andrea Romero; My9 News Anchor Harry Martin; News 12 New Jersey Reporter Walt Kane.
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The New York Emmy® Awards will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable CUNY-TV channel 75 on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM. Encore presentation on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:00 PM.
TheNew York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving all media professionals by offering professional development events and networking opportunities. NY NATAS conducts activities that cultivate and promote understanding of, appreciation for, and public interest in the arts, crafts and sciences of television. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires artistic and technical excellence through the renowned Emmy® Award, the most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television. NY NATAS continues to evolve playing a vital role in recognizing outstanding content in our changing industry. As distribution platforms have expanded to include broadband and portable devices NY NATAS now honors television the art form regardless of the delivery platform.
CONTACT: Jacqueline Gonzalez, Executive Director
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter
Phone: 212-459-3630 ext. 203. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org