WPSU Awards

PSU Penn State producers Mindy McMahon and Kristian Berg holding their 2015 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards

WPSU Penn State producer Cheraine Stanford and writer Cole Cullen won a 2016 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy for “Holding History: The Collections of Charles L. Blockson”

2017 The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards

WINNER

Outstanding television public affairs program/program series: WPSU-TV’s “Conversations LIVE”

Outstanding use of digital media: WPSU Digital Studios

Outstanding radio feature story/report/series: WPSU-FM’s “Reporting Sexual Assault”

2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

Excellence in Innovation
Reasons To Stay

2016 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy

WINNER

Education/Schools – Program/Special: You Can’t Say That
Jeff Hughes, executive producer; Lindsey Whissel Fenton, producer

Human Interest Program/Special: Holding History: The Collections of Charles L. Blockson
Cheraine Stanford, producer/director; Cole Cullen, writer

NOMINATED

Arts Program/Special: Music Theatre Spotlight 2015
Jeff Hughes, producer/director; Michael Klein, audio mixer

Children/Youth/Teen (19 and under) Program or Special: “Science-U: Backwash”
Kristian Berg, producer/director

Sports – Program/Series: Penn State Basketball: In the Paint
Don Hampton, senior producer/director; John Wagner, producer; Matt Wilson, videographer/editor; Austin Lederman, associate producer; Jordan Huffman, editor/videographer

Individual Achievement nominees:
Cole Cullen, editor – program
Holding History: The Collections of Charles L. Blockson
Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth

Mark Stitzer, photographer – program
Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth


2016 Telly Award

Pennsylvania Legends & Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth – Bronze Award
TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces – Cultural
Lindsey Whissel Fenton, producer/director


2015 Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Awards

Interview – First prize
Take Note: The Ford Pinto Case
Patty Satalia, producer

Continuing Coverage – Second prize
Proposed Student Housing Complex Raises Worries Over State College Water Supply
Erin Cassidy Hendrick and Emily Reddy, producers

Arts Feature – Second prize
“‘Good Kids’ Dramatizes The Steubenville, Ohio Rape Case At Penn State
Emily Reddy, producer

Nationally Edited News Feature – First Prize
The Immigrants It Once Shut Out Bring New Life To Pennsylvania Town [Hazleton]
Eleanor Klibanoff, producer

Series category – Second prize
“Underfunded Pensions in Pennsylvania”
Keystone Crossroads team

2015 Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards

Continuing Coverage – First place
Proposed Student Housing Complex Raises Worries Over State College Water Supply
Erin Cassidy Hendrick and Emily Reddy, producers

Spot News Coverage – Third place
Students React to Fraternity Suspension Over Nude Photos
Emily Reddy, producer

Feature – Second place
For Mennonites, Question of LGBT Membership Yields Few Easy Answers
Emily Reddy, producer

2015 NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Commercial – Single Spot: “Connected for Life
Mindy McMahon, producer; Kristian Berg, director/writer

Weather – News Single Story or Series: WeatherWhys
Marisa Ferger, producer/editor; Jon Nese, writer/producer; Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

2015 Telly Awards

Connected for Life” — Bronze Award
Institutional/Corporate Image
Mindy McMahon, producer; Kristian Berg, director/Writer; Cole Cullen, editor

Huck Institute Video —Bronze Award
Educational
Claire Gysegem, producer; Tyler Henderson, director of photography and editor

Phosphorous Paradox — Two Bronze Awards
Online Video Educational; Online Video Social Responsibility
People’s Telly Bronze Award – Specialty – Use of Animation
People’s Telly Silver Award – Online Video
Diane Espy, producer/director; Gabriel Ibias, graphic artist/animation; Mark Stitzer, director of photography

FBI/PSU Death Notification Impact Video — Bronze Award
Non-broadcast Production — Government Relations
People’s Telly Silver — Non-broadcast Production
James Espy, director; Kevin Conaway, producer

Military Appreciation Video
Non-Broadcast Production — Motivational
Carley Greiner, producer/director; Romeal Hogan, editor

2015 Communicator Awards

Phosphorous Paradox — Two Silver Awards
Silver Award of Distinction, Online Video — Animation
Silver Award of Distinction, Online Video — Science
Diane Espy, producer/director; Gabriel Ibias, graphic artist/animation; Mark Stitzer, director of photography

2015 Edward R. Murrow Award

Keystone Crossroads, Pennsylvania Cities: Leasing Out Water Systems
Regional — Breaking News
Kate Lao Shaffner, producer


2014 Telly Awards

For the Next Watershed, A Conewago Creek Story — Two Bronze Awards
Online Video Education; Online Video Green Eco-Friendly
Diane Espy, producer/director; Mark Stitzer, director of photography

Stay SAFE—Bronze Award
Safety
James Espy, producer/director; Claire Gysegem, producer; Kevin Conaway, producer; Mark Stitzer, director of photography and editor

Clery Act Training—Bronze Award
Internet/Online Video – Education
Lindsey Whissel, producer/director; Joe Mayo, videographer

2014 NATAS MidAtlantic Emmy

Water Blues Green Solutions — Award for Individual Achievement
Craft: Photographer — Program
Mark Stitzer, director of photography

Music Theatre Spotlight — Nominated
Arts Program/Special
Jeffrey A. Hughes, producer/director; Whitney Chirdon, associate producer; Michael Klein, audio mix

Our Town 2013 — Nominated
Community Service
Kate Domico, executive director; Greg Petersen and Jeffrey A. Hughes, executive producers; Whitney Chirdon, producer; Jessica Peters, producer; William Wallace, videographer

Penn State Football: The Next Chapter — Nominated
Sports Program Series
William Amin, executive producer; Topher Yorks, lead producer; Don Hampton, producer/director; DaVita Miles, associate producer; Folashadé Olasimbo, associate producer; Matt Stephens, videographer; Jud Mantz, editor; Jorge Jovel, editor; Jen Bortz, audio mix; Michael Klein, audio mix; Clint Yoder, field audio; Charles Dumas, narrator

Water Blues Green Solutions — Nominated
Health/Science/Environment – Program Feature or Segment
Jeffrey A. Hughes, executive producer; Frank Christopher, producer/director; Cheraine Stanford, producer; Cole Cullen, editor; Patrick Baxter, associate producer

Water Blues Green Solutions — Nominated
Craft: Writer – Program (Non-News)
Frank Christopher

2014 CINE Golden Eagle

Water Blues Green Solutions
Informational/Current Issue Category
Jeffrey A. Hughes, executive producer; Frank Christopher, producer/director; Cheraine Stanford, producer; Cole Cullen, editor; Patrick Baxter, associate producer

2014 The Pennsylvania associated Press Broadcasters Association

Penn State’s Wellness Initiative — First Place
Continuing Coverage Category
Kate Lao Shaffner, producer

Old-Time Farming Preserved at the Pasto Agricultural Museum — First Place
Radio Sound Category
Emily Reddy, producer

State College Community Theatre — First Place Golden Quill
Arts and Entertainment Category
Kristine Allen, producer

Take Note — Second Place
Public Affair Category
Patty Satalia, producer

Beyond the Classroom — Second Place
Series Category