Virginia Currents Wins Emmys
Virginia Currents, a locally-produced production of the Community Idea Stations, has won two Emmys. May-Lily Lee, Host and Senior Producer, and Patty Nevadomski, Senior Producer, each earned an Emmy for their features.
May-Lily Lee won in the new category of "Videojournalist" with her story "99 Year-Old Couple." With her win, she becomes the first television host in the region to have
earned a trifecta of Emmy's -- in the Host category, as a Producer, and as a Videojournalist. This marks her 5th Emmy. Lee shot, edited and produced the story about Virginia and Floyd Schooles, a Richmond couple who died at age 99. Floyd, who had always said he didn't want to live a day longer than his wife, passed away within 24 hours of Virginia. Watch the piece below:
Patty Nevadomski’s piece on “BARK” tells the story of how Bob Tillack, along with his wife, transformed their nearly 100-acre Ashland farm into a caring home for dogs called BARK (Bandit's Adoption & Rescue of K9's). Voluntarily run, BARK rescues orphaned or abandoned dogs from animal shelters in the Richmond area. In the visit to BARK, Nevadomski captures the essence of Bob's dedication, devotion and love for dogs - no matter what their breed, size or age. Watch the piece below:
The Emmy Awards ceremony was held June 25th at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
During its twenty years on the air, Virginia Currents has earned over 150 honors, including the coveted Gabriel Award in 2009.
Virginia Currents airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS.