South Florida PBS Announces Eleven 2023 Suncoast EMMY® Awards

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South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL) is honored to announce eleven 2023 Suncoast EMMY® Awards for programs produced by South Florida PBS staff and partners. Winners were announced at the 47th Annual EMMY® Awards gala in Hollywood, Florida on the night of December 2, 2023.

“South Florida PBS is thrilled to celebrate the outstanding achievement of our dedicated staff and collaborative community partners. These eleven Emmy wins underscore our unwavering commitment to excellence in television production. We remain dedicated to delivering exceptional content that resonates with our audience, and these accolades inspire us to continue pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling. Thank you to our viewers and supporters for being part of this incredible journey,” stated South Florida PBS President & CEO Dolores Fernandez Alonso.

The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY® Awards in television markets in the entire State of Florida, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama, Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.

Below is a list of the winning entries:

South Florida PBS Original Productions:

Environment/Science – Long Form Content

Changing Seas “Life in the Dark: The Polar Night”

Alexa Elliott, Sean Hickey, Jacquelyn Hurtado, Kenneth Robkin, Norman Silva

We Are All Plastic People Now

Rory Fielding, Scott Rogo, Cortney Fielding, Theo Weierstall, Luis Marrou, Dave Corona

Documentary Cultural


Jayme Gershen, Cristina Garcia, Dennis Scholl

The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise

Kyla Ryan, Nicole Malanga, Melissa Harmon, Laura Albritton, Evan Flores

Writer – Long Form Content

Changing Seas “Bermuda: Life at Ocean’s Edge”

Liz Smith

Partner Productions which aired on South Florida PBS:

Nostalgia – Short Form Content


Adeline Ferro, Ivelin Giro, Fabian Cardenas

Magazine Program – Series

            Flip My Florida Yard

            Tom Wichman, Katie Schroeder, Brian Stork, Chad Crawford, Shallon Chapman,

            Ben Mesker, Killian Gilroy

Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Long Form Content

            Open Dialogues: Black Voices / Black Stories

            Joy Satterlee, Jeff Rusnak, Freddy Rodriguez

Editor – Short Form Content


Fabian Cardenas

Director – Long Form Content

            Crossing Overtown

            Scott Barnett

Documentary Cultural

Crossing Overtown

Scott Barnett, Johanna Vega

Those without access to South Florida PBS can watch all our programming live on our websites using the links below:

WPBT Live streaming can be viewed here: 
WXEL Live streaming can be viewed here:

About South Florida PBS:

SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is Florida’s largest public media company, including Public Broadcasting stations WXEL-TV, serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast and WPBT2, serving Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and the Health Channel, a 24/7 television and multi-platform health and wellness service. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS connects organizations and institutions across our region and preserves South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, SOUTH FLORIDA PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee. SOUTH FLORIDA PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education, and cultural heritage programming, and tells different local stories across a variety of digital media platforms. Some of our award-winning productions include James Patterson’s Kid Stew, Changing Seas, Art Loft and Your South Florida. For more information, visit

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