News 12 Networks Honored With 55 New York Emmy® Nominations

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News 12 Networks receives more NY NATAS Nominations than any other news channel.

I'd like to congratulate the staff of News 12 Networks, on both sides of the camera, for this tremendous achievement. And I'd also like to thank our viewers who honor us day after day by turning to News 12 for the news that affects them most.

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored News 12 Networks with a total of 55 New York Emmy® Award nominations - more than any other news channel. The award nominations were announced live yesterday at the studios of CUNY-TV in New York City, and among the presenters were News 12 Long Island Anchor and Emmy® Award winner Elizabeth Hashagen, and News 12 New Jersey News Reporter and Emmy® Award winner John Bathke. The 2009 Emmy® Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Marriott Marquis.

"News 12 strives for excellence every day as we deliver news that is 'as local as local news gets.' We operate in a competitive market filled with talented people. So it is particularly gratifying to be honored by the Academy with more local Emmy® nominations than any other news channel," said Patrick Dolan, President of News 12 Networks. "I'd like to congratulate the staff of News 12 Networks, on both sides of the camera, for this tremendous achievement. And I'd also like to thank our viewers who honor us day after day by turning to News 12 for the news that affects them most."

News 12 Connecticut received 20 nominations. News 12 Long Island took 16 nominations. News 12 New Jersey was honored with 10 nominations. News 12 Westchester had 7 nominations. News 12 Hudson Valley took home two nominations.

News 12 Networks received the following New York Emmy® Award nominations:
Daytime Newscast
News 12 Hudson Valley - Farm House Fire
News 12 Hudson Valley - Man Barricade
News 12 Connecticut - Noon Newscast

Evening Newscast: Under 35 Minutes
News 12 Westchester - Man Barricaded In Home

General Assignment
News 12 New Jersey - Animal Abuse

Spot News Story
News 12 New Jersey - American Legion Fire
News 12 New Jersey - Suspect Surrenders
News 12 Connecticut - Chainsaws, Trucks, and People
News 12 Connecticut - Fatal Family Fire
News 12 Connecticut - No Fire Hydrants

Hard News: Single Story
News 12 New Jersey - Riding With the Wolf Pack

Feature News: Single Story
News 12 Westchester - Call to Duty
News 12 Long Island - Horse Whisperer
News 12 Connecticut - American Dream
News 12 Connecticut - These Old Shoes

Feature News: Series
News 12 Long Island - Long Island Love Stories

Journalistic Enterprise
News 12 Long Island - Elizabeth Hashagen Composite
News 12 Westchester - Tara Rosenblum Composite

Arts: News
News 12 New Jersey - On The Scene: The Art of Possibility

Arts: Program Feature/Segment
News 12 Connecticut - Broken in Pieces

Historical/Cultural: News
News 12 Connecticut - Finding the Forgotten
News 12 Connecticut - Holocaust Memorial

Teen Programming
News 12 Connecticut - Prescription Problem

Environmental Programming
News 12 Long Island - Getting Down to Earth

Health/Science: News
News 12 Westchester - New Surgery, New Hope

Health/Science: Program Feature/Segment
News 12 Connecticut - Keeping the Faith

Religious Programming
News 12 Westchester - Labor of Love

Societal Concerns: News
News 12 New Jersey - Underage and Out of Control

Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment
News 12 Long Island - Honoring the Fallen
News 12 Connecticut - Out of the Darkness

Societal Concerns: Program/Special
News 12 Long Island - Fallen Heroes: A Memorial Day 2008 Special

Sports Coverage: Single Story
News 12 Long Island - Contact Combat
News 12 Long Island - Key Player
News 12 Connecticut - Gracie
News 12 Westchester - Charting a New Course

Sports Coverage: Series
News 12 Long Island - Chasing a Dream
News 12 Long Island - Guts and Glory
News 12 New Jersey - Then and Now

On-Camera Talent: Reporter - Features
News 12 Connecticut - David Springer Compilation
News 12 Long Island - Virginia Huie

On-Camera Talent: Reporter - Live
News 12 Connecticut - David Springer Compilation
News 12 New Jersey - Tony Caputo Composite

On-Camera Talent: Reporter - Specialty Assignment
News 12 Long Island - Danielle Campbell "In Search of Miracles"
News 12 Westchester - Lisa LaRocca "New Surgery, New Hope"

On-Camera Talent: Reporter - Sports
News 12 New Jersey - Bryan DeNovellis
News 12 New Jersey - Joey Wahler Compilation

Writer: News
News 12 Connecticut - Andrea Vavasour Composite
News 12 Connecticut - David Springer Compilation
News 12 Long Island - Virginia Huie Composite

Writer: Sports
News 12 Connecticut - David Springer Compilation
News 12 Long Island - Virginia Huie "Chasing a Dream"

Photographer: News
News 12 Long Island - Brian Endres Composite

Editor: News
News 12 Long Island - Brian Jingeleski "Ride for Life"
News 12 Connecticut - Christopher Wood Composite

Audio
News 12 Connecticut - Joe Connors Composite

The New York Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievements in television, originally broadcast or cablecast in New York or Northern New Jersey. The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving the television industry. NY NATAS fosters creativity and inspires excellence through the renowned EMMY® Award, the most prestigious honor and most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction in television.

News 12 Networks is proud to be a cable exclusive service that is not provided to satellite or phone company TV lineups. The Network currently reaches nearly 3.8 million households in the New York market. News 12 Networks is the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 7 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, the Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation. Cablevision is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve more than 3 million households located in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks and Rangers. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas in the New York metropolitan area.

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