Duluth Campus Collaboration with TV Stations Win Emmy on COVID-19 Coverage

Dr. Raymond Christensen participates in a COVID-19 vaccine discussion with infectious disease expert, Dr. Andrew Thompson, '06, for the multimedia collaboration, "COVID-19 Vaccines: Finding Answers."

Earlier this week, it was announced that Duluth media outlets and participating health experts received the 2021 Board of Governors Upper Midwest Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Science (NATAS) in recognition of their multimedia collaboration, "COVID-19 Vaccines: Finding Answers.”

As the Northland navigated the fight against COVID-19, area media outlets and health professionals teamed up for the hour-long live program to share important and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The program aired and was live-streamed on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, on WDSE-TV/PBS North, hosted by Dennis Anderson, featuring local health experts and stories produced by CBS 3, KBJR 6, WDIO, KQDS Fox 21 and WDSE•WRPT along with the Duluth News Tribune

Our very own, Raymond Christensen, MD, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health helped conduct a live interview with local infectious disease expert and alumnus, Dr. Andrew Thompson, ‘06, as part of the program. 

The Upper Midwest Chapter Board of Governors Award is known as the most prestigious Regional Emmy® Award in our region. This year’s award will be presented at the 22nd Annual Upper Midwest Regional Awards Show on October 9, 2021.

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