Pictured above are Grotto Network staff members Ben Kruis, associate producer; Tara Kelly, video intern; Javi Zubizarreta, senior producer; Erin Williams, video intern; and Josh Long, producer.
Grotto Network, the University of Notre Dame’s media initiative for digital evangelization, is celebrating its second anniversary with three recent Emmy wins. Grotto had four stories nominated this year and brought home Emmys for these three:
Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Programming
Trey Grey was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease 16 years ago. He was given 10-15 years to live, but feels that his work as a professional drummer has helped him fight the disease. Josh Long and Kevin DeCloedt, producers; Javi Zubizarreta, senior producer.
Outstanding Achievement for Public/Current/Community Affair
Holly Young is a freelance graphic designer who also works at the Elkhart County Jail doing tattoo removal. Produced by Josh Long and Chuck Fry; senior producer Javi Zubizarreta.
Outstanding Achievement for Human Interest Programming
Charles “Bike Man” Jenkins has been repairing and building bikes for people in the West Side neighborhood of South Bend for more than 50 years. Josh Long and Chuck Fry Producers; senior producer Javi Zubizarreta.
Grotto Network launched on Nov. 26, 2017, the 175th anniversary of the the University’s founding. With two awards last year, Grotto has accumulated five Emmys in its first two years. The Grotto crew is housed in the Martin Media Center in Corbett Family Hall.