Christi Mitchell McGahan, a 2009 graduate of OBU, won her third and fourth Emmy awards at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Heartland Regional Emmy Awards July 13.
In Oklahoma, the awards were presented at the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh Center in Edmond, while a simultaneous presentation occurred at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the DCPA complex in Denver, Colo. More than 500 attendees participated in recognizing the exceptional work done in 100 categories, from News and Promotions, to Crafts, Programs and Student Achievement.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Heartland Chapter includes Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.
During the 2013 awards presentations, McGahan received an Emmy award for her work as an editor in the Historic/Cultural Program-Feature/Segment category for a documentary titled, "Inclusion in Art." She also won an Emmy for her work as an editor in the Informational/Instructional-Feature/Segment category for a documentary titled "March to the Stadium." Both segments were created for OETAs documentary show "Gallery," which features the arts and culture across of Oklahoma.
Previously, McGahan received an Emmy award in 2010 as program editor for her work on the Oklahoma Public Broadcasting Service affiliate (OETA) documentary series, "State of Creativity," as well as the "Rookie of the Year" award. In addition to McGahan's 2011 Emmy for Cultural Documentary award for her work as a producer, the show was awarded a 2011 National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) award for Content Production: Information for "Science of Composing," a national award for PBS productions.
McGahan worked for the OETA documentary series, "State of Creativity," transitioning in 2010 from program editor to producer. In 2012, she began freelance work for Lampstand Media, owned by fellow OBU alum Derek Watson.