Newsday’s NY Emmy winners & nominees

Watch Newsday's 2018 NY Emmy winners and nominees, along with winners from past years.

2018 NY EMMYS

The Cost of Corruption

Emmy winner 2018

The Cost of Corruption

A dumpster-diving whistleblower shed light on alleged corruption in the town of Oyster Bay. After two years reporting on the story, federal investigators have brought charges against Nassau's top politician and his wife, and a town's supervisor, in a case that began with a local restaurateur.

Viva Africa

Emmy winner 2018

Viva Africa

Shadrack Boakye, who came to Brentwood as a refugee from Liberia, Africa, now writes and directs youth-oriented plays on Long Island with the Truth Urban Theater Group.

In Love and Death

Emmy winner 2018

In Love and Death

During the hardest period of their lives, families turn to Vanessa Zenz, a funeral director, for comfort during their grief. Her sincere care for her job and the people she meets and takes care of is anything but ordinary.

Precedent: Reflecting on Japanese internment

Emmy winner 2018

Precedent: Reflecting on Japanese internment

Internment survivors Mitsue Salador and Madeleine Sugimoto, along with Robert Machida, whose uncle and aunt were among thousands of Japanese-Americans interned by the U.S. federal government during World War II, share their experiences and discuss how the 1940's atmosphere relates to today's rhetoric.

Bomba drum-making

Emmy winner 2018

Bomba drum-making

Joe Santiago says he hopes to pass the tradition of making bomba drums along to the next generation.

A musical resurrection

Emmy winner 2018

A musical resurrection

David Herman restores instruments rescued from the Holocaust to revive their voices and give them a new life.

Winemaker and Boatbuilder

Emmy winner 2018

Winemaker and Boatbuilder

Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Vineyards, and in his spare time has taught himself to build canoes. His Mattituck workshop is called Preszler Woodshop, and he employs traditional techniques to bend and hone hundreds of strips of assorted wood to fashion his canoes.

How Hewlett’s helmet sensors work

Emmy winner 2018

How Hewlett’s helmet sensors work

Hewlett High School invested in sensor technology to monitor the safety of its athletes in football and boys lacrosse. It became the first high school on Long Island to use a new sensor system from Canada-based GForceTracker. Here's how it works.

Helmets optional for high school girls lacrosse players

Emmy winner 2018

Helmets optional for high school girls lacrosse players

High school girls lacrosse players now have the option of wearing new lacrosse-specific helmets, renewing a decade-old debate over whether headgear will make the game more physical and aggressive.

Softball pitchers turning to protective facemasks

Emmy winner 2018

Softball pitchers turning to protective facemasks

Some high school pitchers on Long Island are now choosing to wear a protective facemask since there has been increased awareness in all sports about the dangers of head injuries.

Sanctuaries

Emmy nominee 2018

Sanctuaries

Seven religious leaders tell us how they view “sanctuary.” Even though the term is rooted in shared principles, each of the faith-based communities offer a unique perspective on providing physical and spiritual refuge to those in need.

Remembering 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert

Emmy nominee 2018

Remembering 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert

First Lt. Joseph Theinert was killed in Afghanistan almost seven years ago when his unit was under heavy fire when an improvised bomb exploded near him. Theinert's parents are involved in giving support to veterans and Gold Star Families through the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund.

The Cut

Emmy nominee 2018

The Cut

We examined the stories and dangers of cutting weight experienced by MMA fighters, boxers, wrestlers and jockeys.

Sylvia Smith

Emmy nominee 2018

Sylvia Smith

After serving as a waitress there for half her life, Smith says goodbye to the patrons and co-workers she regards as family.

Birthday Wishes

Emmy nominee 2018

Birthday Wishes

A Long Island organization, Birthday Wishes, throws birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. Newsday takes you along to a few parties and peers into the lighter moments of a mother and son's time in a shelter made a little brighter by the organization.

2017 NY EMMYS

The Last Trailer Park

Emmy winner 2017

The Last Trailer Park

Inside the last trailer park in Nassau County, a tight-knit community has dispersed after a spirited 9-year legal battle that the residents were never equipped to fight. Newsday followed the last remaining family as it struggled against a deadline to find an alternative to becoming homeless.

Out of the Shadows: Remembering the Negro Leagues

Emmy winner 2017

Out of the Shadows: Remembering the Negro Leagues

From archival interviews with Negro League legends Buck O'Neil and Monte Irvin to commentary from contemporary baseball figures lJoe Torre, Curtis Granderson, Tony Clark and Rob Manfred, Newsday examines the history of Negro League baseball the breaking of the color barrier.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church recovers from fire

Emmy winner 2017

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church recovers from fire

After a devastating fire last July, the congregants of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in West Babylon are finally back in their building. After months of rebuilding and the cleaning of icons, they will hold their Easter services inside their church on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Chris Weidman: The Fighter and the Father

Emmy winner 2017

Chris Weidman: The Fighter and the Father

Explore the professional and personal lives of the former UFC champion Chris Weidman through a parallel video experience. Using a unique, dual-view technique, the viewer can toggle between two timelines, Weidman the father and Weidman the fighter.

2016 NY EMMYS

Life After Football

Emmy winner 2016

Life After Football

Newsday explores why so many former NFL players struggle while transitioning to life after football. Hear from former players including Wesley Walker, Boomer Esiason, and more.

Gabriel's World

Emmy winner 2016

Gabriel's World

It's probably safe to say you've never met a child like Gabriel Dispenziere. Gabriel, who has eosinophilic esophagitis, is allergic to nearly all food.

The Spice of Life

Emmy winner 2016

The Spice of Life

Nonagenarian Earl Fultz of East Marion finds a hot seller in cHarissa, a cumin-and-olive-oil-based condiment he bottles in tribute to his late wife, Gloria.

Hush

Emmy winner 2016

Hush

Chef Marc Anthony Bynum gave Newsday a behind-the-scenes look at the life and struggles of a chef trying to open his first restaurant.

2015 NY EMMYS

Reptile Guy

Emmy winner 2015

Reptile Guy

For Erik Callender, following his dream means teaching about dozens of reptiles, some rescued, to audiences at parties, schools and events.

Creating Sea Salt

Emmy winner 2015

Creating Sea Salt

Scott and Kassata Bollman of Southold run North Fork Sea Salt, a sea salt-making business. The young married couple create the salt from water harvested on the North Fork.

JFK's Message of Hope

Emmy winner 2015

JFK's Message of Hope

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Peter King, former Gov. David Paterson and other politicians and historians share their views on JFK's legacy.

Eddie Gordon's rise in MMA

Emmy winner 2015

Eddie Gordon's rise in MMA

The story of how this Freeport resident went from a 300-pound former college football player to the winner of Season 19 of the UFC's Ultimate Fighter.

2014 NY EMMYS

Against all odds

EMMY WINNER 2014

Against all odds

Six Long Islanders who were diagnosed with terminal illnesses talk about their grim prognoses and how they overcame the odds to become survivors.

The new farmers

Emmy winner 2014

The new farmers

On the East End, where suburbia gives way to open spaces, a new breed of farmer takes root. They walked away from established jobs to till the earth. Local sustainable agriculture is not just their career, it's a lifestyle.

2013 NY EMMYS

Racer's struggle to go pro

Emmy winner 2013

Racer's struggle to go pro

Ben Rio, a Long Island motocross racer, is coping with the challenges of becoming a professional, while developing close relationships with the kids he mentors in the sport and helping them with their own challenges.

2012 NY EMMY WINNERS

9/11: A decade later

EMMY WINNER 2012

9/11: A decade later

From a laugh that has been silenced to a favorite recipe that remains uncooked, time does not heal all wounds. A decade after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center, more than 75 Long Island families who lost loves ones that morning shared on camera not only their stories, but their souls in this Emmy Award-winning multimedia project.

A little girl's fight to live

Emmy winner 2012

A little girl's fight to live

Marisa Carney, 5, was diagnosed with an extremely rare childhood brain disorder that causes uncontrollable obesity and breathing problems, putting the afflicted at risk for seizures, cardiac arrest and death. There are only 75 documented cases worldwide, no known cause and no cure.