The Nine Network Wins Two Mid-America Emmy Awards
Nine’s American Graduate Initiative and a Program on the Health Insurance Marketplace Each Win
St. Louis, MO - October 3, 2014 - The Nine Network of Public Media won two Emmy Awards from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), it was announced at ceremonies in Kansas City on Saturday, September 27.
Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche accepted the Special Achievement Community Service Emmy for the station’s leadership locally of the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative. American Graduate, Nine’s flagship education initiative, represents a long-term commitment to improve outcomes for young people in the region. The Emmy reflects Nine’s body of American Graduate work on air in 2013, including the production and broadcast of American Graduate Community Town Hall, a live, hour-long special moderated by Ray Suarez, as well as interstitial programs and segments broadcast on the station’s Living St. Louis series. Nine leads both the local and national initiative, working with 75 public media organizations and more than 1,000 community partner organizations nationwide, including more than 50 in St. Louis alone.
Jim Kirchherr and Anne-Marie Berger also won an Emmy Award in the Special Assignment/ Program/Special category for Open for Business, a report on where the Health Insurance Marketplace stood five weeks after opening its doors. Open for Business also examined the outlook for the marketplace, the coverage gap in Missouri, and health care issues confronting Missouri’s Legislature. The special was part of Nine’s ongoing focus on our region’s health.
Galmiche is a resident of Clayton. Berger lives in Maplewood. Kirchherr resides in University City.