Individual photos of Steven Uhalde, Michele Ernest and Sabrina Rodriguez each holding an Emmy statuette.

(L-R) Steven Uhalde '05, Michele Ernest '04 and Sabrina Rodriguez '05 took home Emmy Awards. (Photos: Steven Uhalde, KTVU Facebook page and CSUEB magazine)

CSUEB alumni nab five statuettes at the Northern California Area Emmy Awards

  • June 25, 2013 5:00am

Mid-2000 grads from Cal State East Bay’s Communication Department are the ones to watch, as three alumni were recognized for their professional achievements in television at the 42nd Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Awards ceremony held June 15 in San Francisco.

Michele M. Ernest ’04 and Sabrina Rodriquez ’05 each took home an Emmy. Ernest was honored for her work as a producer on the KTVU Mornings on 2 news show in the “Newscast-Daytime-Larger Markets” category, while Rodriguez won in the  “Video Journalist-News Within 24 Hours” category for her work at KTXL FOX 40 in Sacramento.

Rogriguez’s classmate, Steven Uhalde, a Comcast SportsNet California photographer, scored two awards, one as a photographer for the sports segment, “Love, Honor and Basketball: Remembering Jim Capoot,” and the other as videographer on the sports special, “The Final Cut: 2012 Oakland Athletics.”  

An Emmy is awarded for outstanding achievement in television by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. San Francisco/Northern California is one of the 20 chapters awarding regional Emmys. The chapter is composed of television and cable channels, online and production companies from Visalia to the Oregon border, and includes Hawaii and Reno, Nevada.

Congratulations to Michele, Sabrina and Steve!

View the complete list of 2012 winners. (PDF)


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California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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