Megan Kelty, ’07, and McGraw Fellow Nate Halverson Capture National News Emmy Awards

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
Megan Kelty
Megan Kelty

The CUNY J-School family had a strong showing at the 36th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards on Sept. 28.

Megan Kelty from the inaugural Class of 2007 took home the statue for “Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast,” while Nate Halverson, a fellow at the The McGraw Center for Business Journalism, won for “Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.”

Kelty was the producer of On the Road: Pay it Forward for the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. It tells the story of an 8-year-old boy who found a $20 bill in a parking lot and gave it to a soldier who reminded him of his dad — an Army sergeant who was killed in Iraq just five weeks after he was born.

Halverson, a freelancer working for the Center for Investigative Reporting and the PBS NewsHour, won for his two-part series on the Chinese acquisition of a giant U.S. food supplier, Who’s Behind the Chinese Takeover of the World’s Biggest Pork Producer?. A McGraw Center grant of $15,000 helped support the project.

Finally, adjunct faculty member Meghan Louttit, whose day job is multimedia producer for The New York Times, was part of a Times team that won an Emmy for “New Approaches: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture.” It was for an “Op-Docs” project called Notes on Blindness, a dramatization of an audio diary by writer and theologian John Hull after he went completely blind in 1983.