SLU news anchor earns  media group honors

A student television news anchor-reporter at Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access channel has been recognized with an Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Region.

Chrissy Carter, of LaPlace, an anchor-reporter for the student newscast of the Southeastern Channel’s “Northshore News,” won the 2013 student Emmy for “On-Camera Performance.” It was the only Emmy awarded to a college student in the Suncoast Region, which is comprised of all television stations and production entities in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.

Two other Southeastern Channel students received Emmy honorable mention recognitions. Marshall Courtney and Allen Cutrer, both of Baton Rouge, earned acclaim in the “Videography” category. Courtney won for his camera work from the 2012 Southeastern-Stephen F. Austin football broadcast, while Cutrer won for his videography for a “Northshore News” segment on a local master duck carver.

Carter has won awards for “Best College Television Journalist,” “Best Television Hard News Reporter,” and “Best Overall Journalist” at the Southeast Journalism Conference out of all universities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards Emmys to those productions achieving excellence in television at the highest level.

The Southeastern Channel, the university’s educational cable access channel, has won nearly 200 national, international and regional awards in the last 10 years. It can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 18 in Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Tammany parishes and on Channel 17 in Washington Parish. The live 24/7 webcast and video on demand can be seen at