NEW YORK – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily televised updates during the pandemic were widely praised at the time, now they are award winning.
The Governor’s 111 broadcasts before, during and after New York State’s Lockdown have won him an Emmy.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Cuomo with the Emmy Founder’s Award for his masterful use of the medium.
The academy’s CEO says the daily TV briefings had the effect of calming and informing over 64 million participants across all media platforms.
Cuomo says he accepted the award on behalf of the people of New York who he says did an amazing job reducing the infection rate.
Past winners of the founder’s award include Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.