2020 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Awards

2020 Emmy® Award & Student Nominations

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2020 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Awards.  Thanks to all who submitted nominations, as well as those who volunteered time from their busy schedules to judge them.  Click here to view the list of nominees.



Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Board and I have made the difficult decision to cancel the 51st Annual Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy® Awards Gala, scheduled for Saturday, June 20, 2020. There are just too many unknowns at this time, not the least of which is whether we would actually be permitted to stage a live Gala involving more than five hundred attendees. With deadlines to make significant financial commitments upon us, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward as we have in the past with so much uncertainty.

The impact of COVID-19 has also adversely affected the release of the nominations. Originally scheduled for April 23rd, due to judging delays, the release of our nominations is more likely April 30th.  Please check the website NATASLGL.ORG and watch for email alerts as things are constantly changing.

While this is disappointing, we will still celebrate Excellence in the work selected for Emmy® Award recognition in our region. The board and I are working with the NATIONAL office to stream our Emmy Awards announcements without a gala, using the new NATAS National streaming service. Watch for details in the coming weeks.

Finally, on behalf of the entire Board of Governors, I extend our sincere gratitude and respect to our dedicated television and media professionals who keep our region informed during this uncertain time.

If you have any specific questions please direct them to:


Be Safe,

John Stealey, President
Megan Simpson, Vice President
Carl Monday, Vice President
Jim Stunek, Secretary
Dan Spehler, Treasurer
Steve Warren, Trustee
Alyssa Ivanson
Amy Cummings
Chris Cantergiani
Joe Koskovics
Jonathan Shelley
Jonathan Walsh
Matt Eck
Mitch Davis
Peggy Gallek
Rick Jackson
Susanne Schwibs
Vickie Binkley
Tabatha Starcher
Bob Hammer, Executive Director

St. Ed’s “Labyrinth” Wins National Student Production Award

Congratulations to Saint Edward High School for winning the Student Production Award Public Affairs/Community Service category with their entry “Labyrinth.”




2019 Emmy® Winners

On June 15, 2019 over 500 broadcasting industry professionals gathered at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH to witness the 50th Annual Emmy® Awards gala presented by NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter. Many more were able to watch the awards ceremony via our Live Streams available via BoxCast on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as on our website and Facebook Live. Special thanks to Bumble Media LLC, without whose assistance, the live broadcasts would not have been possible. Thanks as well to all the nominees for their excellent entries. To view the list of winners from this year’s awards, click here.

For those interested in celebrating their Emmy® nominations with a commemorative plaque, or purchasing a duplicate commemorative Emmy® statuette, you may do so in our shopping cart by clicking here.



Watch 2019 Gala on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV

Now there are even more ways to watch the 2019 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® Gala internet streamed and on TV.

You can view the Great Lakes Emmy® Awards on TV using Roku, Amazon Firestick TV or Apple TV, instructions below.

If you don’t have a smart TV or one of the other listed services, you can still enjoy the GALA via Live Stream online at https://nataslgl.org or Facebook Live at facebook.com/nataslgl.




Job Openings

WJW, ideastream®, WEWS and WKYC have new job openings, which will now be listed exclusively on Job Bank. To view details about these jobs, and for information on how to apply, click here.