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New York – December 4, 2014 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the promotion of David Winn to Senior Vice President News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. Winn has been serving as the Director of News & Documentary Awards since 2004.

“We are pleased to acknowledge the high-level of leadership and vision that David Winn has brought to the organization,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “His knowledge, skill and management of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards has raised the bar of one of our most important competitions and fostered its growth and prominence throughout the television news industry.”

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David Winn has risen from Manager to Director and now Senior Vice President, of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, a premier national broadcast journalism competition that recognizes excellence in television news and documentary filmmaking. Mr. Winn directs all aspects of the competition—from the writing of the rules through the processing and judging of over 1,600 entries each year, to the staging of an annual award ceremony attended by the national broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking community.

Along with former Chairman of News & Documentary William Small, Mr. Winn has overseen and implemented a number of improvements and innovations in the News & Documentary competition, including the implementation of an online submission and screening process; a significant increase in the number of submissions per year; the addition of a lifetime achievement award, now the centerpiece of each year’s Emmy Award ceremony; a substantial restructuring of the award categories and judging procedures; and the addition of categories open to new media, including original reporting and documentary filmmaking produced for the Internet and other forms of digital distribution.

Mr. Winn joined NATAS in 1999, and was named Director of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2004. Before joining the National Academy, he was enrolled in the Ph.D. program in American History at UCLA, and briefly served as an adjunct lecturer in U.S. History at San Francisco State University. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kim Campi.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization of over 14,000 media professionals dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.  Regional Emmy Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States.  Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

For More Information:
Paul Pillitteri, Director Communications, NATAS