Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: June 27, 2013
STUDENT EMMY WINNERS- Southeastern Channel television students recently won prestigious Emmy recognition by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Winning an Emmy award was "Northshore News" anchor-reporter Chrissy Carter of LaPlace while Allen Cutrer and Marshall Courtney of Baton Rouge received honorable mention Emmy recognitions. Pictured are, from left, Rick Settoon, Southeastern Channel general manager; Carter, Cutrer and John Reis, Southeastern Channel supervisor for "Northshore News." Not pictured is Courtney.
HAMMOND – A student television news anchor-reporter at Southeastern Louisiana University's
educational access channel has been recognized with an Emmy Award by the National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Region.
Chrissy Carter of LaPlace, an anchor-reporter for the award-winning student newscast of the Southeastern Channel's "Northshore News," won the 2013 student Emmy for "On-Camera Performance." It was the only Emmy awarded to a college student in the Suncoast Region, which is comprised of all television stations and production entities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.
Two other Southeastern Channel students received Emmy honorable mention recognitions. Marshall Courtney and Allen Cutrer, both of Baton Rouge, earned acclaim in the "Videography" category. Courtney won for his camera work from the 2012 Southeastern-Stephen F. Austin football broadcast, while Cutrer won for his videography for a "Northshore News" segment on a local master duck carver.
"The Emmy is the highest award that you can win in television, so this is a tremendous honor for Chrissy and well-deserved recognition for Allen and Marshall to be named among the top television students in the region," said Southeastern Channel general manager Rick Settoon.
"I can't think of a more deserving student than Chrissy," Settoon added. "In her four years at the Southeastern Channel, she's won more national and regional awards than any television student in the country. Her talent level is off the charts, and her work ethic and attitude have been exemplary. She has a wonderful career ahead in the TV news industry."
Carter has won awards for "Best College Television Journalist," "Best Television Hard News Reporter," and "Best Overall Journalist" at the Southeast Journalism Conference out of all universities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas.
She's also won Mark of Excellence awards for "Best Television Hard News Reporting," "Best Television News Feature Reporting" and "Best Television News Photography" given by the Society of Professional Journalists. Two of her "Northshore News" stories were nominated for 2011 Emmys in the college division.
"Winning an Emmy for my work is such an honor and blessing," Carter said. "I consider this one of the most prestigious honors one can receive in journalism. My work and training at the Southeastern Channel gave me the skills needed to win this Emmy. The channel gave me real-world experience and taught me all aspects of broadcast journalism."
In addition to her anchoring and reporting duties, Carter has served as show producer for "Northshore News," named one of the top three student newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awards Emmys to those productions achieving excellence in television at the highest level. Winners are selected after rounds of judging against the Emmy standard of excellence, not against other productions. Categories with nominees often have no winner.
The Southeastern Channel, the university's educational cable access channel, has won nearly 200 national, international and regional awards in the last 10 years. It can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Tammany parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. The live 24/7 webcast and video on demand can be seen at www.southeastern.edu/tv.