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KET productions and Dave Shuffett win honors at Regional Emmy awards


KET productions and Dave Shuffett win honors at Regional Emmy awards

For Release: 08/01/22 3:45 PM

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently recognized KET productions with four Regional Emmy awards. The awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are one of the industry’s highest honors.

KET productions winning Emmy awards include:

  • Documentary – Cultural/Topical 
    Walter Tevis: A Writer’s Gambit
    Tom Thurman 
  • Documentary – Historical 
    Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains
    Chelsea Gorham, Matthew Grimm and Nancy Southgate 
  • Writer – Long Form Content 
    Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains 
    Chelsea Gorham 
  • Graphic Arts – Motion Graphics/Visual Effects/Compositing 
    Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains
    Micah Trivisonno and Clark Bradshaw 

Additionally, the academy also honored former Kentucky Life host Dave Shuffett with the Silver Circle award, one of the highest honors given by NATAS, which recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more, a significant part of which was done within the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia region.

“I congratulate all our talented staff members for their fine work,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO. “These Regional Emmy awards attest to the high-quality and breadth of KET’s productions and underscore our dedication to serving the people of Kentucky.” 

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Elizabeth Greenfield
Director of Marketing and Communications