WABE Nabs 5 Southeast Emmy Nominations

Atlanta’s PBS-30 Nominated for Overall Excellence for
75 Years of Amplifying Atlanta’s Voices

Atlanta (April 30, 2024)  WABE, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, has proudly received five Southeast Emmy Nominations, including Overall Excellence for 75 Years of Amplifying Atlanta’s Voices.  WABE original video programming, along with national PBS content,  is available on WABE TV (PBS-30), and streams on multiple platforms including WABE.org and PBS Passport. 

“We are deeply honored by the nominations for these prestigious awards, which serve as a true testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence displayed by our team at WABE,” expressed Alison Hashimoto, Senior Vice President of WABE Studios. “Each nomination symbolizes the countless hours of dedication, creativity, and passion our team has invested in delivering impactful stories to our audience.”

In addition to the Overall Excellence nod, WABE’s Sounds Like ATL concert film featuring the world-renowned Spelman College Glee Club was nominated in Special Event Coverage (Edited) Category. The 90-minute  original episode, produced by WABE Studios, aired on Thanksgiving Day. For the special episode, the Glee Club performed a collection of songs in a wildflower meadow at the Art Farm at Serenbe for the final performance of the club’s 2022/23 tour. 

WABE’s original documentary (re) Defining History: The 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre was nominated  for three awards, including in the Historical/Cultural Category for Long Form Content. The documentary, narrated by noted Atlanta historian Dr. Maurice Hobson, tells the story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre, one of American history’s deadliest outbreaks of racial violence. Along with the WABE TV broadcast, WABE Studios co-hosted a special screening with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

In addition, WABE’s Brianna Carr was nominated in the Writer Category for Long Form Content for (re) Defining History. The original documentary was also nominated in the Program Promotion Category for Single Spot, produced by Victoria Bostic, Jessica Silva, and Brianna Carr.

“This nomination proves the importance of facing the truth of history with honesty and integrity,” said Darrin Sims, Director of the Truth and Transformation Initiative at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which co-produced the original documentary. “WABE has been an invaluable partner in developing media that powerfully shows how a painful history shaped Atlanta and the US while also honoring the resilience of communities like Sweet Auburn that nurtured the civil rights movement. We congratulate WABE for their outstanding work.”

The  2024 Southeast Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 15 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. Click here to read the full list of official nomination results.


WABE is Atlanta’s original, independent, non-profit source for news and local stories and the choice for NPR and PBS. Our stations deliver fact-based journalism and inclusive, engaging, cultural content that informs, inspires, reflects, and empowers the millions who call the Greater Atlanta area home. In addition, WABE’s programs, podcasts, and events make Atlanta’s stories and storytellers accessible and relevant across various platforms for our diverse audience of listeners, viewers, visitors, and members. WABE original programming, along with national NPR and PBS content, is available on WABE 90.1FM, WABE.org, WABE TV (PBS-30), and WABE-HD1/ WABE-HD2 as well as streaming on the WABE Mobile App, Hulu + Live, YouTube TV, Chromecast, PBS.org, Local Now, Roku, Android TV & mobile, Amazon Fire TV & tablets, iOS, tvOs, Android TV live streams. Go to wabe.org for additional information.