ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive an Emmy award for using his daily televised briefings to keep the public informed throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Emmy Founders Award is presented to an individual or organization who “crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity,” according to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Cuomo will receive the award during a livestream event on Monday, Nov. 23.
“The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” said Bruce L. Paisner, International Academy president and CEO. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
Cuomo aired daily briefings on television and online from March to June, and now holds them periodically to update New Yorkers on any new developments.
The awards show will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, and can be viewed here.