KQED Wins Five Northern California Emmy® Awards

Legendary broadcaster Belva Davis receives special tribute.

KQED has won five Northern California Emmy® Awards, including Best Documentary. The 41st Annual Northern California Emmy® Awards ceremony was held Saturday evening, June 9, and honored Journey of the Universe, a documentary that began on KQED 9 and is currently thrilling national PBS audiences. KQED’s original television series This is Us, which profiles the remarkable people of the South Bay; The San Francisco Symphony at 100, a loving look at one of our region’s premiere arts organizations; The New Environmentalists, which features portraits of six passionate and dedicated environmental activists; and QUEST, KQED’s local series concentrating on science, nature, and the environment were aksi honored. Belva Davis, the host of KQED Public Television’s This Week in Northern California, received a special tribute in celebration of her 28 years of broadcast journalism. Ms. Davis has formally announced her plans to retire in November 2012.


“Journey of the Universe,” KQED 9/Northcutt Productions/InCA Productions Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard, Producer/Directors; Catherine Lynn Butler, Co-Producer


“This is Us: Carol Ruth Silver Freedom Rider,” John Gregg, Producer; Becca King Reed, Director; Steven G. Kern, Editor; Simon Gordon, Sound


“QUEST: Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct: Big Fixes for Big Quakes,” K QED 9  Sheraz Sadiq, Segment Producer; Michael Goode, Associate Producer;Linda Peckham, Editor; Amy Miller, Series Producer; Paul Rogers, Managing Editor


“The New Environmentalists,” KQED9/MillValleyFilm Group, John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello, Producer/Directors


“San Francisco Symphony at 100,” KQED 9/SFS Media/Janette Gitler Productions,  John Kieser, Executive Producer ; Janette Gitler, Producer; Robert Weiss, Coordinating Producer; Miles Saunders, Writer; Blair Gershkow, Editor

A complete list of all the awardees can be seen on the website of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter at emmysf.tv.

The Emmy® is awarded 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 Emmys®. Northern California is composed of television and cable stations fromVisalia to the Oregon border and includesH awaii and Reno, Nevada. Entries were aired during the 2011 calendar year.

KQED (kqed.org) has served Northern California for more than 50 years and is affiliated with NPR and PBS. KQED owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco/Bay Area), KQED Plus (San Jose/Bay Area) and KQET 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); KQED Public Radio (88.5 FM San Francisco and 89.3 FM Sacramento); the interactive platforms kqed.org and KQEDnews.org; and KQED Education. KQED Public Television is the producer of local and national series such as QUEST; Check, Please! Bay Area; This Week in Northern California; Truly CA; and Essential Pépin. KQED’s digital television stations include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast. KQED Public Radio, home of Forum and The California Report, is one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service delivering more than eighteen local weekday newscasts and news features. KQED Interactive provides KQED’s cross-platform news service, KQEDnews.org, as well as several popular local blogs, video and audio podcasts, and a live radio stream at kqed.org. KQED Education brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and the general public through workshops, community screenings and multimedia resources.







KQED Wins Five Northern California Emmy® Awards 12 June,2012

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