May 22, 2009
Bill S. Green (’78) and Henry Mulak (’84), journalism graduates from Humboldt State University, recently took home an Emmy for their news reporting work at ABC-7 News in San Francisco.
This occurrence is unprecedented, in that there may never have been a time in the history of HSU’s Journalism & Mass Communication Department that two graduates have won broadcasting’s highest award while working together, on the same newscast.
“We submitted a newscast from a day on which Tibetan protesters unfurled a large banner on the golden gate bridge, in advance of the Olympic torch run through San Francisco—its only North American stop. Henry is a free-lance writer for us, and we can always count on his enthusiasm and solid writing skills (thank you to HSU for that). I didn’t really think of the Emmy award as a ‘historic’ event for HSU journalism, but I suppose it may be! I value the skills I acquired at KHSU and The Lumberjack (not to mention photojournalism!) and the academic courses I took all those years ago, and I am grateful for the education I received at HSU. Keep up the good work,” said Green.
The Emmy award listing was as follows:
Newscast – Evening – Larger Markets: ABC 7 News at 6, KGO ABC 7, San Francisco. Bob Goldberger, Executive Producer; Bill Green, Producer; Dan Ashley, Carolyn Johnson, Anchors; Mitch Turner, Director; Henry Mulak, Writer; David Louie, Reporter.
The listing of all the Emmys handed out can be found online