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December 14, 2017
WOUB garners three Emmy awards
Eric Anderson and Blis Hanousek DeVault
(WOUB) - The WOUB Center for Public Media's documentary "Passion Works: A Story of Flying" and the high school football show "Gridiron Glory" were honored with Emmy awards last month in Columbus at the 43rd annual Midwestern Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in Columbus. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Ohio Valley Chapter sponsors the awards.

"Passion Works," the story of a thriving arts studio in Athens designed around the talents of artists with developmental disabilities, was recognized with two Emmys, one in the documentary program/cultural category, Blis Hanousek DeVault, producer/director, and the other for editor-program, Eric Anderson, editor.

The Chapter also honored "Gridiron Glory," WOUB's student-produced football program, with a Student Production Award. The award was presented by the Board of Governors of the Ohio Valley Chapter to encourage and recognize the efforts of students pursuing a career in the broadcasting industry. Acknowledged were Matthew Barnes, Kimberly Kanner, Evan Shaw, Terrence Theetge, Anthony Tynan, and supervising staff producer Mike Rodriguez. In addition to the statuette for "Gridiron Glory," WOUB received Final Cut Pro software. This is the third "Gridiron Glory" Emmy.

The recognized "Gridiron Glory" episode was produced live at Nelsonville-York's Boston Field during the final game of the 2006 season. The production was a collaboration between WOUB students and students in the broadcasting/technical program at Hocking College. The production included use of Hocking College's production truck and Ohio University's satellite truck. Todd Anderson with Ohio University's Office of University Communications and Marketing, provided technical support with use of the satellite truck. According to Mike Rodriguez, WOUB's student professional development manager, "The collaboration was a huge success and gave students a realistic view of what it takes to do a live production."

Dr. Joe Brennan, executive director of University Communications and Marketing, says the partnership between his office and WOUB is a good one. "The Office of University Communications and Marketing is very proud of the accomplishments of our students and our colleagues in the WOUB Center for Public Media. We enjoy the unique working relationship between UCM and WOUB, which provides students with the chance to gain real-world skills by working directly with the university's professional communications staff."

Honoring the best in television and multimedia, NATAS presents the Emmy Award to television professionals in 13 markets and four states. The Chapter covers parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

For more information about "Passion Works: A Story of Flying" and "Gridiron Glory," visit and

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