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WVPB Announces Four 2023 TELLY Award Winners

CHARLESTON, WV: West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) announced Wednesday that four productions have been named award winners in the 44th Annual Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies.

WVPB recognizes and congratulates our winning production team for the following:   


David Riffle, West Virginia Artist,  2023 General-Biography, Silver Award

David Riffle, West Virginia Artist,  2023 General-Documentary: Long Form, Silver Award

Watch “Finding David Riffle, West Virginia Artist” below:

The Future is You 2023 Series, Science & Technology, Silver Award

Watch the full series here.


Blue Demons: A West Virginia Legacy, 2023 General-Documentary: Short Form, Bronze Award

Watch “Blue Demons: A West Virginia Legacy” below:

“Receiving these honors from Telly just confirms the commitment we have at West Virginia Public Broadcasting to producing award-winning content for our viewers and listeners,” said Butch Antolini, WVPB Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. “John Nakashima, who is now retired, and John Hale, and their respective documentaries on David Riffle and The Blue Demons; and the entire team responsible for The Future Is You, are very deserving of this recognition.”

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