WWJ-TV CBS Detroit and CW50 won three Emmy Awards during the 33rd Annual Michigan Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards (NATAS) black tie gala Saturday night in Detroit.

WWJ-TV and CW50 received 20 Emmy nominations in all this year.

“These nominations and awards serve as testament to the incredibly hard working and talented staff we are fortunate to have at  WWJ-TV and CW50,” said Trey Fabacher, Vice President and General Manager of the CBS owned sister stations.

I am incredibly proud of everyone’s efforts,” he added.

The Emmys were awarded before a crowd of nearly 500 at Motor City Casino.

Carol Cain Emmy 2011

(credit: NATAS)

Carol Cain, Senior Producer and Host of “Michigan Matters” received an Emmy for a special edition of the weekly show that that focused on the auto industry with the 2010 North American International Auto Show serving as backdrop.

Paul Pytlowany, Chief Videographer at WWJ-TV CBS, received an Emmy for his riveting open to the WWJ-TV CBS Detroit Reinventing Michigan prime time TV special that is the latest from the station’s Eye on the Future community programming initiative.

Tim Sargent, Writer/Producer, received an Emmy for his colorful CW50 promotion highlighting the popular array of judge shows airing exclusively on CW.

The Michigan Matters: Auto Show special featured Sergio Marchionne, Alan Mulally, Rod Alberts, Bob Lutz,  James P. Hoffa, Ron Gettelfinger, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and other leaders talking about tough times in the auto industry.

Paul Pytlowany, WWJ-TV CBS Detroit Chief Videographer, served as editor of the The Michigan Matters: Auto Show special.

Michigan Matters, is in its seventh year and features high profile guests and panel of Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Denise Ilitch.  The show is produced and hosted by Cain and airs  11 a.m. Sundays on WWJ-CBS Detroit.

Pytlowany worked with Cain, who served as producer and host, on Reinventing Michigan which originally aired December 2010.

“Reinventing” featured Gov. Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, A. Alfred Taubman, Dick and Betsy DeVos, and other leaders talking about reform in Michigan.

Pytlowany and Cain have teamed up on other “Eye” specials including: Building Bridges: From the Great Lakes to the Great Wall, Powering Michigan’s Future and Rx for Michigan.

“We are helping viewers keep up with the incredible changes and talk of where jobs of the future will come from through our  distinctive  programs,” said Fabacher.  “Carol and Paul have proven a potent team to show viewers what is taking place in a meaningful way.”

Sargent received an Emmy for his colorful CW50 promotion highlighting the court shows on CW50.

“We have the edgiest array of judge shows on CW50 that are popular with viewers – something Tim captured with his work,” said Fabacher.

Here are the categories, winning titles and staff members responsible. 


Michigan Matters “Detroit Auto Show 2010”
Carol Cain

Editor-Short Form (Promos, PSA’s Commercials, Opens,etc.)

Michigan Matters “Reinventing Michigan” Open
Paul Pytlowany

Promotion – Program – Single Spot

CW50 Court Block
Tim Sargent
CW50 Detroit WKBD

WWJ-TV CBS Detroit and CW50 are part of CBS Corporation.


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