The Tablet Staff
WINDSOR TERRACE — Currents News is a winner!
The nightly program that covers news from the Catholic perspective on NET-TV was a big winner, in the 41st Annual Telly Awards, taking home nine statues in recognition of its excellence in journalism and video production.
The awards were announced on May 27.
Among the coveted prizes Currents News won were the prestigious Gold and People’s Choice Awards.
Currents News’ special projects unit took home both the Gold and Silver awards for investigative stories, Eyes on You and the multi-part series, Human Trafficking Exposed. Under Telly Award rules, Only the top 3% of all winners receive the Gold Award.
The Currents News digital unit won a Silver Telly Award for its provocative social media video titled Disgusting and Disgraceful, or Just a Joke. The video looks into the business of portraying celebrities as saints on religious candles.
The news team was recognized with a Bronze Telly Award for one of its on-location stories on the inferno that nearly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Telly Awards Judging Council awarded a Silver and two Bronze statues to the Currents News 30-minute nightly news program. Currents News also won a Silver People’s Choice statue, by securing the popular vote. Currents News, anchored by Christine Persichette, airs Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. on NET-TV.
“This is one of the hardest working news teams in the business, dedicated to producing high-quality and engaging news content for our audience,” said Vito Formica, executive director of News Content & Development for DeSales Media Group, the communications arm for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Established in 1979, the Telly is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. The Telly Awards receives more than 12,000 entries each year. Entrants are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts, including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks.
“It’s a blessing and honor to be recognized. The awards motivate us to not only continue our work but also to keep reaching for new levels of excellence in journalism,” Formica said.