KQED Nominated for 14 Northern California Emmy® Awards

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Productions honored include independent documentaries, science and news segments, and performing arts specials on KQED 9 and KQED Plus.

KQED, the public media organization serving Northern California, is pleased to announce 14 nominations for the 2014 Northern California Emmy® Awards. A wide variety of programs were recognized, including productions from KQED’s science unit about privatized space travel and “zombie” bees; This is Us, a series profiling remarkable people of the Bay Area; Truly CA, an independent film series featuring documentaries about life in the Golden State; as well as nominations in technical and craft categories.

KQED is nominated for the following Northern California Emmy® Awards:

  • Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment
    Burning Man Beyond the Playa, KQED 9
    Joanne Elgart Jennings, executive producer; Lori Halloran, producer; Thuy Vu, host/reporter
  • Arts/Entertainment-Program/Special
    The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, KQED 9/San Francisco Opera
    Frank Zamacona, director
  • Documentary
    Truly CA: Stable Life, KQED.org/Equipoise Films
    Sara Macpherson, producer/director; Tricia Creason-Valencia, co-producer; Herb Ferrette, editor
  • Editor-Program (Non-News)
    Journeys For Good: Cambodia, KQED 9/Bayside Entertainment
    Steve Wynn, editor

    Science on the Spot: ZomBees-Flight of the Living Dead,
    KQED 9
    Jenny Oh, editor
  • Graphic Arts-Graphics and Animation
    indieNOW, KQED 9
    Zaldy A. Serrano, art direction/design
  • Health/Science/Environment-Program/Special
    KQED Science: Silicon Valley Goes to Space, KQED 9
    Sheraz Sadiq, producer; Arwen Curry, associate producer; Peter J. Borg, Linda Peckham, Paul Swensen, video editors; Paul Rogers, managing editor

    The New Environmentalists-From Chicago to The Karoo, KQED 9/Mill Valley Film Group
    John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello, producer/directors

  • Historic/Cultural-Program/Special
    Journeys for Good: Cambodia, KQED 9/Bayside Entertainment
    Joanie Wynn, Steve Wynn, producers
  • Photographer-Program (Non-News)
    Journeys For Good: Cambodia, KQED 9/Bayside Entertainment
    Steve Wynn, photographer

    Science On The Spot: ZomBees-Flight Of The Living Dead, KQED 9
    Joshua Cassidy, cinematographer

  • Public/Current/Community Affairs-Program/Special
    Hunger in the Valley of Plenty, KQED/The Center for Investigative Reporting
    Scott Anger, producer; Natasha Del Toro, Sasha Khokha, reporters; Shirley Gutierrez, David Ritsher, editors
  • Public/Current/Community Affairs-Feature/Segment
    Life After War-City College of SF, KQED/The Center for Investigative Reporting
    Monica Lam, producer; Aaron Glantz, reporter
  • Writer-Program
    This is Us: A Sailor's Quest-John Kostecki America's Cup, KQED 9
    John Gregg, writer

The 43rd annual Northern California Area EMMY® Award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street).

The Emmy® award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  San Francisco/Northern California is one of the twenty chapters awarding regional Emmy® statuettes. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada.  Entries were aired during the 2013 calendar year. This year 659 English and 101 Spanish entries were received in 63 categories.


KQED Public Television, the PBS affiliate that serves Northern California, is one of the country’s most popular public television stations. It brings the values of public media to homes around the Bay Area with Emmy Award–winning programming that inspires, informs and entertains, including Downton Abbey and Sherlock from MASTERPIECE, American Experience, American Masters, Great Performances, POV, Independent Lens, NOVA and Nature. KQED produces local series like Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED NEWSROOM, San Francisco Opera, Truly CA and ImageMakers, as well as popular programs for national broadcast such as Film School ShortsEssential Pépin and QUEST. KQED also distributes programming to public media stations across the country including The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!Roadtrip Nation and Joanne Weir’s Cooking School. For more information, please visit kqed.org/tv.