SFGovTV Wins Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The award-winning government television station wins an Emmy for “Quick Bites: The Cooking Project,” an SFGovTV original

Posted Date: June 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Tuesday June 7, 2016 —  San Francisco Government Television (SFGovTV) earned an Emmy award from the Northern California Area National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) at the Academy’s annual Gala at SFJazz Center. The station earned the award for “Quick Bites,” a show exploring San Francisco's love affair with food, bringing awareness to the communities it unites and the cultures that bring it all together.

This is the 5th consecutive year SFGovTV was presented with the Emmy nomination, and the station’s first Emmy win.

“The SFGovTV team deserves this award for raising awareness of what’s happening in government and capturing the diverse cultures and communities at the heart of San Francisco,” said Miguel Gamiño, San Francisco Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Department of Technology, which manages SFGovTV. “We are exploring other ways technology can support this engaging storytelling and make the content more accessible to more people.”

“I’m very proud of my team for all the work they do,” said Jack Chin, Executive Producer at SFGovTV. “We’re thrilled the Academy recognized us among other Bay Area TV luminaries.” The award-winning episode focused on The Cooking Project, a San Francisco non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to teaching kids and young adults fundamental cooking skills. Featured in the segment, Cooking Project staff and volunteers include Bay Area restaurant veterans Daniel Patterson of the Daniel Patterson Group, Suzzette Gresham of Aquerello and Anthony Strong of Delfina. Community-based participants include Larkin Street Youth Services, whose program serves homeless and at-risk youth.

“I was inspired to cover the The Cooking Project after reading about their work,” said Jennifer Low, Segment Producer. “Seeing Daniel Patterson and Sasha Bernstein gather SF’s culinary community to support this effort has been amazing to witness, we’re grateful to be able to tell their story with this episode of Quick Bites.

Quick Bites airs at 1:30pm Tuesdays on cable channel 26 and SFGovTV’s Youtube Channel.

Full segment credits

-Jack Chin: Executive Producer

-Jennifer Low: Producer/Photographer

-Joshua Alexander: Editor/Director/Photographer

-Chris Manners: Associate Producer/Photographer

-Derek Fernandez: Associate Producer/Graphic Animation

-Mark Bunch: Graphic Design

-William Dillon: Audio Engineer

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SFGovTV delivers the best of City Hall 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on San Francisco cable channels 26 and 78, and online at sfgovtv.org. Programming includes live coverage of Board of Supervisors meetings and City Commissions, the latest from the Mayor, a wide variety of exciting city events, and original programming.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1955. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award. Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. Northern California is composed of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada.