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Currents News Nominated for Three NY Emmy Awards

PROSPECT HEIGHTS — The Currents News team was nominated for three NY Emmy Awards on Thursday, June 30 — the most nominations received in a single year for the nightly program.  

“It was exciting to hear the news, especially for the talented team of journalists who work hard each day to make Currents News a trusted source of news and information,” said Vito Formica, executive director of news content and development for DeSales Media Group. 

The newscast was nominated in the following categories: “Team Coverage” for an in-depth special report on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, “Nostalgia-News” for a feature story on the home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong in Queens, and “Video Editor” for a montage that artfully illustrates how the Catholic faith blends with New York City life.   

The nominations were streamed live from the WABC-TV studios in Manhattan and hosted by NJ Burkett, president of  the New York chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The winners will be announced during a ceremony in October. 

In 2021, Currents News won a NY Emmy in the Technology category for the story: Eyes on You: Nuns are Keeping Facial Recognition Companies in Check.

Currents News is anchored by Christine Persichette and covers secular and religious news from the Catholic perspective. It premieres weeknights on NET-TV at 7 p.m. and is rebroadcast at 10 p.m and the following morning at 7:30 and 11:00.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New York Chapter was established in 1955. According to its mission statement the organization recognizes outstanding achievement, encourages the pursuit of excellence and promotes the highest standards of quality in professional, technical, and personal achievement in television. The Emmy is the most coveted peer recognition symbol in the industry.