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GPB 2015 Southeast Emmy Winners


GPB Wins Big at 2015 Southeast Emmy Awards

Station Wins Second Overall Excellence Award and A Total of 18 Honors


GPB was the big winner at the 2015 Southeast Emmy Awards, taking home the award for Overall Excellence at the ceremony held Saturday, June 6 in Atlanta. It marked GPB’s second win in the category, adjudicated by peers nationally, bringing the total number of wins to 18 awards this year.


The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is one of nineteen regional chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year, the award nominees for Overall Excellence were judged nationally.


“I’m extremely proud of GPB’s win for Overall Excellence, and the many other honors,” said GPB President and Executive Director Teya Ryan. “It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized nationally by our peers and represent the power and uniqueness of what public media offers. It’s a joy to work with all of our talented nominees, and I think the breadth of the programs and services we offer are well represented by the winners.”

The Complete List of GPB Winners is below:


Overall Excellence (Formerly Station Excellence)

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Teya Ryan




Georgia Traveler: Rockin’ and Rollin’ in the Peach State

David Zelski, Shantel Copeland, Christine Van Blokland, Ashley Mengwasser

Documentary – Historical                                            

Dean Rusk – At the Heartbeat of History (TIE)

Pamela Roberts, Charlene Fisk, Kevan Ward


First Family From Plains

Don Smith, Kevan Ward, Robert Brienza, Greg Jackson

Lifestyle Program Feature/Segment & Program

The BBQ Show (TIE)

David Zelski, Philip Proctor, Ashley Mengwasser, Christine Van Blokland

Magazine Program

Georgia Outdoors: Mountain Magic

Sharon Collins, Shane Keating, Adam Simon

Director – Live or Live-to-Tape (Non News) 

The Inventure Prize

Tony Marshall


37 Weeks: Sherman on the March

Bruce Burkhardt, Kevan Ward, Brian Kucinski, Jessica Gurell

Promotion – Program – Single Spot

Stop the Drop Contest

Lauren Anderson, Nicholas Stephens, Victoria Bostic, Christopher Pinder

Promotion – Program – Campaign

Road to the Dome

Victoria Bostic, Lauren Anderson, Nicholas Stephens, Christopher Pinder

Audio – Live or Post-Production

Dean Rusk – At the Heartbeat of History

Brian Kucinski, Duncan Iaria

Craft Specialty – Musical Composition/Arrangement

Dean Rusk – At the Heartbeat of History

Fred Story

Director – Post Production

37 Weeks: Sherman on the March

Bruce Burkhardt

Director – Short Form (Promos, PSA’s, etc)

Victoria Bostic – Composite

Graphics Arts – Graphic

Mark Bradway - Composite



Dean Rusk: At the Heartbeat of History

Kevan Ward, Charlene Fisk, Nick Bilz

Writer – Program (Non-News)

Dean Rusk: At the Heartbeat of History

Pamela Roberts

Writer – Short Form (Promos, PSA’s, Commercials, Opens, etc.)

37 Weeks: Sherman on the March

Michael Rose, Gordon Jones, Sue VerHoef, Paul Carter


As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 17 radio stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Outdoors, Georgia Traveler and 37 Weeks: Sherman on the March.








See the 2014 GPB Winners here.