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Awards

Christina DeFranco has won numerous awards during her 25-year career in Broadcast Journalism, including five Emmys, An Accolade, a Telly, A Communicator Award, Associated Press honors, and citations from Connecticut’s Society for Professional Journalists for her work as a general assignment reporter. She has been honored with a New York Festival Award for her first documentary on the Hartford Public School system. She most recently won back to back Emmys in 2015 & 2016 for her original documentary and online series called  Made in CT, that airs on Connecticut Public Television.  The other series she created for CPTV, Empowering Connecticut, won an Emmy in 2012. In addition,  she’s  received Emmy nominations for Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Healthcare and Aston’s Army: A Swim Team’s Legacy.

The following are the just a few of the honors for DeFranco’s work:

2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program

2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program

In 2011, Christina DeFranco, Producer/Writer/Director/Host, was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program from the Boston/New England Emmy Awards for her news story, Empowering Connecticut.
2011 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program
Winner: Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational/Instructional Program from the Boston/New England Emmy Awards

2008 Telly Award for Film/Video

2008 Telly Award for Film/Video

In 2008, Christina DeFranco was honored with a Bronze Telly Award for her feature documentary, Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Health Care.

 
 

2008 Telly Award for Film/Video
Winner: Bronze

2008 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism

2008 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism

In 2008, Christina DeFranco was honored with a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism with an Honorable Mention: TV Long Form for her feature documentary, Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Health Care, stating, “this is a difficult but important piece about children’s mental health care, and Christina DeFranco should be lauded for putting it together on a budget that was undoubtedly dwarfed by the resources of larger filmmaking companies.”

2008 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism
Honorable Mention

2008 Communicator Award for Video

2008 Communicator Award for Video

In 2008, Christina DeFranco was honored with a Silver Communicator Award for a Documentary from the Communicator Awards for her feature documentary, Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Health Care.

 
 

2008 Communicator Awards Video
Winner: Silver

2007 Accolade Competition for TV/Documentary

2007 Accolade Competition for TV/Documentary

In July 2007, Christina DeFranco was honored with an Honorable Mention for TV/Documentary from the Accolade Competition for her feature documentary, Darkest Hours: The Crisis in Children’s Mental Health Care.

 
 

2007 Accolade Competition for TV/Documentary
Winner: Honorable Mention for Documentary
Winner: Award of Excellence for Post Production
Winner: Honorable Mention for Editing

1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding General News Story

1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding General News Story

In 1997, Christina DeFranco was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding General News Story from the Boston/New England Emmy Awards for her news story, Matthew Kosbob Fight for Justice: A Father’s Hunger Strike.

 
 

1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding General News Story
Winner: Emmy Award for Outstanding General News Story from the Boston/New England Emmy Awards

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