Iowa PBS Receives Four Upper Midwest Emmy® Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter recently honored IPTV staff with four Regional Emmy® Awards. Two awards went to Greetings From Iowa in the Historical/Cultural/Nostalgic – Program Feature/Segment and Public/Current/Community Affairs – Program Feature/Segment categories. KIDS Clubhouse Adventures won in the Children/Teen category and Miniature Books, a short feature related to the PBS program Great American Read, took home top place in the Interstitial category.

Individuals recognized for their work on Great American Read: Miniature Books include:

  • Cameron McCoy, Producer/Videographer
  • Debra Herbold, Executive Producer
  • Sarah Lewis, Voice Over Talent

Individuals recognized for their work on Greetings From Iowa: Sikh in the Spotlight include:

  • Tyler Brinegar, Producer/Videographer/Editor
  • Darrin Clouse, Videographer
  • Jim Leasure, Audio Mix
  • Andrea Coyle, Executive Producer

Individuals recognized for their work on Greetings From Iowa: The Oakdale Community Choir include:

  • Tyler Brinegar, Producer/Editor
  • Darrin Clouse, Videographer
  • Andrea Coyle, Executive Producer

Individuals recognized for their work on KIDS Clubhouse Adventures: Sound include:

  • Dan Wardell, Creator/Host
  • Abby Brown, Co-host
  • Debra Herbold, Executive Producer
  • Theresa Knight, Producer
  • Cameron McCoy, Producer
  • Scott Faine, Puppeteer
  • David Feingold, Editor
  • Jim Leasure, Sound
  • Brent Willett, Graphics
  • Phil Blobaum, Videographer
  • Darrin Clouse, Videographer
  • Rick Fuller, Videographer

IPTV received seven other nominations for Regional Emmy® Awards:

  • Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Rusalka in Arts/Entertainment — Program
  • Iowa Land and Sky in Documentary — Cultural
  • Iowa Land and Sky: The Importance of Freshwater Mussels in Informational/Instructional
  • Iowa Land and Sky: The Mississippi River in Magazine
  • Iowa Outdoors: Acoustic Ecology in Science/Environment — Program Feature/Segment
  • Market to Market: Joni’s Journey in Business/Consumer: Program — Feature Segment
  • Market to Market: Justice in Agriculture in Interactive Media

The 20th Annual Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards were announced at a gala on Saturday, October 5 at the Mystic Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota. More information, including full list of nominees, can be found at