I have been blessed with many industry awards throughout my career.. the most public ones being 8 Regional Emmy Awards and One IRIS Award (for a show called "Strictly Business", the first local show of it's genre) from the Television Industry Organization NATPE. The first EMMY was as producer for a show called "NBC Salutes Chic Chicago". It was a music/variety extravaganza and a benefit performance. We produced it in conjunction with the opening of the Apparel Center in Chicago and we produced the event from beginning to end. I had the honor of working with the amazing choreographer Gus Giordano, the terrific Director Roger Lee Miller (who was our director on "Chicago Camera" and many other live and recorded programs), the wonderful Art Director, Jack Hackman and the stellar WMAQ-TV engineering and stage crews. It was a collaborative effort and I was able to use my live TV and music/variety show experience (The Della Reese Show, The Bob Hope Show, Chicago Camera) as well as a crash 'course' on the Fashion Industry to make the show the success it was for the industry and me personally.. You never forget your First Emmy!
7 additional Regional Emmy Awards garnered when I was Program Director and Executive Producer at WNBC-TV. Thanks Michael Drucker (pix top row center standing) for sending me this pix. Fond memories and gratitude to all the talented people that helped us make WNBC-TV a winning New York outlet!