STUDENT WINS N.Y. EMMY™. Tyler Dumont of Dracut, Mass., a student at Vermont’s Lyndon State College, won an Emmy™ from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. An Emmy is the television industry’s most coveted peer-recognition symbol of distinction. Dumont, a junior in LSC’s award-winning Electronic Journalism Arts program, won for a profile of the U.S. Naval Academy in the category “Best Education Program Feature or Segment.” The award ceremony was April 14.
Dumont was nominated in three categories: “Best Teen News,” “Best Teen Program or Special” (on driver safety), and “Best Education Program Feature or Segment.” Dumont was nominated last year in the “Outstanding Teen Program or Special” category. The winning segment can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71UUluVAyNE
Dumont has been working for Teen Kids News as a reporter and anchor since October, 2008. Teen Kids News is a nationally syndicated program in its 10th season, airing on more than 220 television stations in the United States. It is broadcast in 175 countries via the American Forces Network. The show is also sent weekly by PBS satellite and streamed online to nearly 13,000 schools.