Journalism Alums Nab Emmy

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