UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State won the top honor for overall station excellence at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards on Oct. 13.
WPSU won the top regional Emmy award in the first year the station was nominated for the prize, competing against television stations from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In all, WPSU captured three Emmy awards, as episodes two and three of “Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” earned recognition in the education/schools – program/special category.
With the three 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards, WPSU has won 25 regional awards since 1981. The station was nominated for 10 Emmy awards in August.
“We’re deeply honored and beyond thrilled to have this top award bestowed upon WPSU Penn State,” said Isabel Reinert, WPSU Penn State executive director and general manager. “We were up against tough competition from other stations large and small in our region, and this is a tremendous testimony to everyone at WPSU and the work we do every day.”