SYRACUSE -- When the regional Emmy Awards were handed out this past weekend, only one Central New York station took home a trophy. Congratulations to public broadcaster WCNY-TV on taking home the award for best public affairs program for "Insight," which airs every Friday at 9pm.
The show is co-hosted by Susan Arbetter, WCNY director of news and public affairs and Jim Aroune, WCNY VP for television and radio. Arbetter and producer Amy Manley were in New York City to accept the award over the weekend.
In a press release, Manley said, “I am so proud to be part of a company that produces high-quality work, and to work in a community that celebrates the value of local programming,” Manley said. Although she has produced award-winning programming for WCNY for seven years, this is her first Emmy.
It's also the first Emmy for Arbetter, who said, “It’s a powerful thing both to work with a production team that’s passionate about the issues facing Central New York and a management team that supports that passion.”
"Insight" debuted on WCNY-TV on March 2, 2012. Each week, the 30-minute program covers various topics of local interest through a combination of storytelling and interviews.
“This Emmy represents national recognition of the quality and significance of WCNY’s coverage of issues important to our local communities,” said WCNY president/CEO Robert J. Daino. “Insight is an example of WCNY’s commitment to education and providing informed, balanced, in-depth programming that our viewers can trust.”
Aroune said “Insight” is all about WCNY’s commitment to covering news and public affairs. “At both a local and state level, the show helps us educate the people in the 19 counties we serve with compelling and important stories,” he said.
CNYTVNews.com wishes to everyone involved with "Insight." In addition to the Emmy, WCNY will need to save some room in the trophy case for the Syracuse Press Club Awards. "Insight" is just one of several efforts which earned WCNY a few spots on the SPC's awards list. We'll learn exactly which awards, when the SPC hosts its annual awards dinner on May 4.
Props to my colleagues Susan Arbetter, Jim Aroune, and Amy Manley! :-)