The 58th Emmy Awards brought WHRO-TV 15 Producer Lisa Godley her first Emmy win for her work as the Host and Executive Producer of WHRO’s Veterans Voices Town Hall!
Godley, a veteran Hampton Roads broadcast journalist, said the television program was recorded last October and featured stories of veterans from across Hampton Roads dealing with such issues as involuntary separation, homelessness and PTSD.
It also looked at the challenges tied to getting benefits, the struggles many women veterans face and how adaptive sports is giving some veterans a new outlook. Following each individual story, there was a town hall discussion designed to connect the veterans with available services. The goal was to help area veterans have a better transition into civilian life.
Professionals from many different organizations and agencies, including Governor Terry McAuliffe were on hand to answer questions.
The Veterans Voices Town Hall captured the Emmy for Outstanding Military Program/Special. The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the chapter responsible for awarding the Emmy to those whose work in the television industry in Maryland. Virginia and the District of Columbia exhibits excellence worthy of the Emmy.
Godley, who also produces the award winning NPR radio show Another View said, “We have a stellar team of producers, directors, editors and managers at WHRO who worked hard on both our winning programs. I say it all the time because it’s true: ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’”