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WPBT2’s Changing Seas Wins Coveted Emmy Award

Cammy Richards
Director Communications

Kristina Gutierrez
Supervisor Communications

Changing Seas, a WPBT2 original production, received an Emmy Award in the Health Science and Environment category at the 34th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards on Saturday, December 4th at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

The winning Changing Seas episode, Sentinels of the Seas, focuses on the impacts legacy contaminants are having on our bottlenose dolphin population. “These toxins are posing a serious threat to not only marine mammals, but humans as well,” says series producer Alexa Elliott.

The WPBT2 production team includes: Jack Kelly, Executive Producer; Alexa Elliott, Producer; Sean Hickey, Editor; Allan Farrell, Videographer; Jeremy Nicholson, Videographer; Veronique Koch, Associate Producer and Kandra Velez, Associate Producer.

Changing Seas is made possible by a generous grant from The Batchelor Foundation.

The Changing Seas website is


South Florida’s premier public broadcaster, WPBT2, is a community-licensed, not-for-profit media enterprise serving communities from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. WPBT2 provides high quality content from PBS, independent acquisitions and its own original productions. WPBT2’s digital media platform, offers: 2HD, a 24-hour high definition channel; Digital 2.2, a mix of Science & Nature Channel, The Florida Channel and Create; Digital 2.3, V-me, a 24-hour national Spanish-language network; and, the WPBT2 website including, Impromp2 (a community blog), the WPBT2 Video Player and uVu, a video sharing website.



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01. Alexa Elliott, Producer and Veronique Koch, Associate Producer

02. Emmy Awards 2010 Alexa Elliott, Producer and Veronique Koch, Associate Producer

03. Veronique Koch, Associate Producer and Alexa Elliott, Producer