Regional nominations show Channel’s continued excellence

The Southeastern Channel was nominated for two regional Emmy Awards, now totaling 31 nominations in the Channel’s 10-year existence.
For students, the opportunities of working in a real broadcast environment has provided them with experience some are not able to get before they graduate.
Chrissy Carter, a reporter and anchor for the Southeastern Channel, has won multiple awards during her three-year career. She won a first place Mark of Excellence award for General TV Reporting for the Society of Professional Journalists as well as being nominated for two Suncoast Emmy Awards for her stories “Ebooks” and “The Children’s Discovery Center.”
“Working at the Channel improved me as a student and has prepared me for the professional world,” said Carter. “I had once in a lifetime opportunities like attending the Suncoast Emmy’s. Without the Southeastern Channel that would not have been possible. With the help the Southeastern faculty and staff, I will be confident when I graduate and have a resume that I am proud of.”
Over a ten-year period, students have had the chance to work in a professional broadcast setting, learning about becoming  journalists. The Channel supplements coursework, building a foundation of knowledge that may not be learned inside classes.
“I learned how to write, film, edit, report and present my stories on the anchor desk. We are taught every aspect of the field, whether it is in the front of the camera or behind the scenes,” said Carter.
Carter expressed that she found her calling as a freshman from Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel.
“I knew that I had to get involved,” said Carter. “The station is so professional. We have won so many awards for our programming, and I knew that I would learn so much about the field of television journalism.”
As Carter looks towards graduation in the spring, she reflects on her time spent with the Channel.
“My advice for future Southeastern Channel students would be to work hard, never give up and help others,” said Carter. “When I first started at the channel, so many people welcomed me with open arms and walked me through reporting. Because of their guidance, I am now helping others. I am blessed to be a part of The Southeastern Channel.”
To find out more about the Southeastern Channel or to become involved, visit their website by clicking the link under the “News & Media” tab.