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2017-2019 BOARD


  • Denise Rover, President
  • Jim Turner, 1st Vice President
  • Amy Waldman, 2nd Vice President
  • Robert Isaacson, Treasurer
  • Janine Rose, Secretary


  • Robert Isaacson
  • Marvin Scott
  • Jim Turner


  • Audrey Arbeeny


Advanced Media – Arnold Miller: For over a decade, Miller has directed the Newsday multimedia team, from its small inception of three journalists trying to figure out online video to its present award-winning ten-member team. As current Associate Managing Editor, he believes in a team approach to journalism – he will not ask someone to do something he hasn’t already done or is not willing to do himself; and during his 23-year career in journalism, that’s a lot. He’s shot, edited, assigned, produced, even answered the phones. Since his first submission in 2012, he has led his Newsday team to 24 New York Emmy wins in over 17 categories, making Newsday the recipient of the most nominations for any newspaper in the region. While working with a great team at his Newsday office, he looks forward to joining forces with another great team at the New York Emmy’s organization.

Broadcast Journalism – Phil Alongi: Oversees all news operations for NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network. During his tenure, he’s tripled ratings and has garnered fourteen Emmy nominations. He was recently recognized with his induction into the NJBiz Forty Under 40 program, honoring professionals under the age of 40 making headlines in their field. Prior to public television, he was an NBC News producer for Nightly News, the Today show, and News at Sunrise. He has covered six presidential election cycles, the Millennium/Y2K coverage, the second Gulf War, the shooting at Columbine and dozens of other major news events. When he’s not being a news junkie, he moonlights as a professional operatic tenor and has six televised performances and dozens of leading roles throughout the U.S. to his credit. 

Creative Crafts – Steven White: Emmy and AP Award winning Photojournalist who has been in the business for the past 15 years. He has been working in markets all over the East Coast from Augusta, Pensacola, Fort Myers, Atlanta, Nashville, and now New York. His passion for the craft is what drives him to excel and strive for the best in not only his performance, but others around him. This business is as much a personal effort as it is a team effort.  Without each other working together the product doesn't flow. We miss information and ultimately our goal of informing and educating the public.  This isn't why we do the job, we do it for the breaking news, the great lighting day, the smooth edited special, a well executed script, and that well produced show.  With the past three years here in NYC, he has been the Lead Photojournalist and editor for the Better Show, and now with FOX 5.

Design – Sal Tagliarino: Designs for television including CBS, PBS, HBO, the Outdoor Channel and numerous industrial shows, has vast production design and costume experience including work with Houston Grand Opera, New York Lyric Opera, New York City Ballet, Alvin Alley Dance Company, Larry Richardson Dance Company & numerous on and off-Broadway productions.  Professor Emeritus, Design Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU and former artistic director for the Byrdclifffe Festival in Woodstock, NY. Member of The Players club.

Direction – David Stern: 14-time winner of Sports, Daytime and regional Emmy® Awards (nominated for well over 100 Emmys), David Stern has won the New York Emmy as Best Director.  Stern’s company, BARD Entertainment is the local pool producer for many of the major events covered in NYC.  Included are the 9/11 annual memorials from Ground Zero, the Yankee Stadium 9/11 Tribute, as well as Yankee, Giants (no Mets unfortunately) and Women’s soccer parades up the Canyon of Heroes, which Stern also directs.  In addition, Stern has produced and directed the Papal visits to New York in 2008 and 2015. Locally, he is the director of the American Songbook from NJPAC  series and 66th and Broadway series on WNET/WLIW/NJTV, and local parades honoring Greek Independence, Celebrating Israel, and the upcoming National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Executives – Amy Waldman: News Director at PIX11, has served on the Board of the NY Chapter for the past two years. Amy is the recipient of six Emmy® Awards, three Edward R. Murrow awards, four NYSBA awards and a New York Press Club award. Since joining WPIX-TV in 2007, Amy has served as Senior Producer, Executive Producer, Managing Editor, Senior Executive Producer and now News Director. Prior to joining PIX11, she served as Supervising Producer for Nancy Grace: Closing Arguments at Court TV, Producer of The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch at CNBC, Producer at Fox News Channel and Producer at WGRZ-TV. Amy is a proud alumnus of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Music – Audrey Arbeeny: Executive Music Producer with 25+ years’ experience. Music Supervisor for 8 NBC Olympic Broadcasts, including Rio 2016, garnishing two Emmy® awards. Original composition 2017 Governors’ Award film honoring WCBS. Music Supervisor for documentary The Last Gold, airing on NBCSN prior to Rio Olympics. She teaches sonic branding at Pratt Institute, the only course of its kind in the world. Owner of Audiobrain, work includes the original anthem and full original broadcast package for the New York Giants, Major League Soccer Original Theme and Broadcast elements, Music Supervision for ESPN2, NBC Sunday Night Football, The Golf Channel, Cartoon Network, VH1 and HBO. Currently working cross-platform for USL including digital platforms for 400 games. Awards include Communicator Award for Best Audio Production/Sports, and Best Original Music Production for Manning vs Manning (NBC Sports), Gold Winner:  NBC Torino Olympics The Great Race, and many others. She is a member of the Design Management Institute and the Guild of Music Supervisors.

Performers – Colleen Zenk: 3x Lead Actress Emmy nominee in her 32yr run as "Barbara Ryan" on CBS TV's "As the World Turns" (1978-2010) and is celebrating her 50th year as a professional actor. Broadway: Bring Back Birdie. Off Broadway: Marrying George Clooney (world premiere), Odyssey-The Epic Musical (world premiere), more. Regional: Other Desert Cities, Looped (as Tallulah Bankhead, regional premiere), Family Shots (world premiere, Daytony Lead Actress nom.), Follies, Hello,Dolly!, Auntie Mame, Love Letters (20+ productions), Can-Can, They’re Playing Our Song, Portraits (world premiere), more. Film: Annie (original, director, John Huston), Libby (LA Film Fest '14 Best Comedy nominee), Line to the Wall (Manhattan Film Fest '16 Best Drama winner), About Scott, Woman on the Ledge, The Comedian (with Robert DeNiro), Blue Lives Matter, more. Web: Thurston (2x Lead Actress Indie Series Award nominee), Milgram and the Fastwalkers, Tainted Dreams (Emmy nominee). After Forever. Solo show: Still Sassy. Nashville debut with singer-songwriter Johnny Rodgers. A 2x Oral Cancer survivor and national spokesperson for the Oral Cancer Foundation Ms. Zenk is the recipient of many humanitarian awards for her activism. Board of Governors at National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). One of the many producers of the recent Broadway revival of Godspell. Mother of blended family of 4 girls, 2 boys ages 24-36. AEA since '72, SAG-AFTRA since '67.

Production – Todd Ehrlich: Three-time Emmy® Award winner (and eighteen-time Emmy® Nominee), Ehrlich is an Executive Producer at WCBS-TV, and the President of T-LINE TV. In the ever changing world of Broadcast TV, Ehrlich's responsibilities include everything from overseeing broadcast specials, field producing, shooting and writing.  This wide ranging skill set can be invaluable to understanding what goes into each and every Emmy® entry and he will bring that knowledge base to the Board of Governors. Ehrlich has over 30 years of television production experience in the New York market, working at four different stations. He has produced newscasts, sports series, sports specials, post-produced medical specials, live 9/11 specials, sportscasts and sweeps features. He has been nominated for Emmy® Awards at WABC-TV, Metro TV and WCBS-TV. Ehrlich has garnered 8 New York State Broadcast Association Awards. Under Ehrlich’s stewardship, T-LINE TV has been recognized with over 90 international awards. Ehrlich is the Coordinating Producer of the CBS Sports Emmy®  Division and is responsible for producing all 75 of their Emmy® submissions yearly. Ehrlich has also been an Emmy® judge multiple times since 1999 and is honored to serve on the Board of Governors.​

Sales and Marketing – Jonathan Furr: A motivated and dedicated executive with more than twenty-five years of local and network television experience in integrated sales and marketing.  A leader in the industry with strong relationships across the New York advertising community as well as with New York-based clients.  He is well respected with a reputation for going above and beyond.  While spending a decade at NBC and 18 years at FOX Broadcasting and FOX Networks Group in New York, where he currently serves as Vice President Brand Solutions, he has always been committed to developing innovative and customized opportunities across traditional and emerging platforms.  Jon received his MBA from New York University, has been an active member in the New York Chapter for 29 years and has a passion for the television industry.   

Writing – Julie Poll: Script Writer for The Bay, an Emmy award winning digital series streaming on Amazon Prime. In soaps 20+ years.  Poll wrote for As the World Turns, the anniversary books for As the World Turns, Guiding Light, and Another World, and the 2001 calendar for General Hospital. Consultant for SOAPnet on their launch of Another World, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and The Restless, and Consulting Producer for the 2008 Daytime Emmy Show. Other writing credits: scripts for the hosts of AMC and for Katie Couric for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Script Reader for the Meryl Srteep funded IRIS/NYWIFT Writers Lab. Poll is on the Daytime Emmy Awards Advisory panel and is a judge on the Emmy Blue Ribbon panels judging writing in Daytime Drama. Lifetime member of the WGA, and a member of NYWIFT and NATAS.

Governor-at-Large – N.J. Burkett 


Current New York Chapter Staff Listing:

Director of Awards & Communications - Sean Schenk (

Acting Membership & Marketing Manager - Ailette Artiles (