WVIA Receives Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award® Nomination for VIA Short Takes

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WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis II and Producer / Director / Editors Kris Hendrickson and James A. Donnelly have been nominated by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Award in the Magazine Program (Single Program) category for the production of the VIA Short Takes television episode #103.

The episode in the WVIA short documentary series VIA Short Takes features five stories highlighting the people and places of interest in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. The stories included are A View from Apollo 11 Mission Control, From Buttons to The Beatles, The Paths of Our Grandfathers, A League of Her Own: Salty Sands Ferguson, and Roller Derby: Past, Present and Future.

“The program honored this year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences showcases many wonderful local stories and WVIA is proud to highlight them and bring them to national audiences.” Carla McCabe, President/CEO at WVIA said. “Our Emmy® nominated production team continues to produce programs that feature the commitment, dedication, and professionalism that members and viewers of WVIA have grown to expect. Recognition like this reminds us that sometimes the most fascinating stories are the ones being told in your own hometown.”

“Our content team is very proud of the nomination and we are looking forward to presenting more stories of our region in the next season of VIA Short Takes coming this fall” said Ben Payavis II, WVIA Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer. 

The full list of this year’s nominees can be found at: https://natasmid-atlantic.org/2021-emmy-nominees/ . The 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Awards will be presented on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

VIA Short Takes is available to watch anytime online at https://www.wvia.org/tv/short-takes/