Emmy Time

Professor Max Negin (photo by Julia Sayers, Pendulum)

A School of Communications faculty member and three of the school’s alumni are recipients of Emmy Awards this year.

A special congratulations to assistant professor Max Negin, who won his third Sports Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his work on NBC’s team coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Negin previously won Emmys for his work as video coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team and for promotional writing for Fox 29 in Philadelphia.

At Elon, Max teaches Sports & Media, Digital Media Convergence and Sports Broadcasting in our school and advises the student-produced Elon sports show that airs on Saturday mornings on ESPN2.

We also celebrate the regional Emmy successes of Matt Belanger (class of 2005), Amy Clark (class of 2007) and Mitch Pittman (class of 2009).

Matt Belanger

Belanger is a reporter at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa. He was honored by the Academy’s Mid-Atlantic chapter for an investigative report on the practice of “ghost voting” in the Pennsylvania legislature. Some lawmakers have been using coins, paper clips or pieces of paper to jam their voting buttons down, effectively casting votes, even when not present in the state Capitol.

This is Matt’s second Emmy. He graciously offered his first to be on display in the School of Communications lobby, where it resides today as an inspiration to current students.

Mitch Pittman

Pittman is a multimedia journalist at KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minn. He won a Video Journalist Emmy, which recognizes reporters who shoot, write and edit their own stories. Mitch won the Emmy from the Academy’s Upper Midwest chapter. He joined the staff only six months ago after working for two years in Burlington, Vt., with Fox44 News.

Clark won a regional Emmy from the Academy’s Lehigh Valley chapter for video editing she did at PBS 39 in Pennsylvania. I wish we had a similar photo of Amy holding her Emmy, but she holds nursing instruments these days. Amy recently earned a degree in nursing. A communications degree can lead in many directions!

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