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BUTV10 News co-directors Naba Khan (COM’19), center, and Marissa Dianas (COM’19), at right, in the control room in COM’s Studio West for their election night coverage in Studio West at COM November 6, 2018. “Midterm Mandate” won the Newscast category of the Boston / New England National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Awards for Excellence. Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

BUTV10 won three awards and an honorable mention in the 2019 The Boston / New England National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Awards for Excellence. “Midterm Mandate”, the College of Communication’s most ambitious election coverage to date took first prize in the Newscast category. The Live Event award went to BUTV10’s coverage of Boston University men’s basketball. “Offsides” won for Sports Program, and “Amber” took Honorable Mention in the Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category.

All told, 140+ students from all COM departments were involved in these winning programs. The student winners are invited to attend the 42nd Boston/New England Emmy® Awards Ceremony as the guests of the Boston/New England Board of Governors on June 15, 2019. See the full list of winners below:


BUTV10 – Midterm Mandate, Boston University, College of Communication
  • Producers: Naba Khan, Madison Arreola, Thomas Nitti
  • Director: Marissa Dianas


BUTV10 – Boston University Basketball, Boston University, College of Communication
  • Director: Marissa Dianas
  • Announcers/Assoc. Producers: Matt Doherty, Liam O’Brien, Greg Levinsky
  • Assoc. Producer: Jacob Lintner


BUTV10 – Offsides, Boston University, College of Communication
  • Producers: Marissa Dianas, Nick Bornstein, Laura Guerriero
  • Director: Will Hembree


BUTV10 – Amber, Boston University, College of Communication
  • Producers: Jinghan Zhang, Sylvia Yang, Weihang Feng, Shuqui Zong

See the Boston / New England NATAS announcement with all winners.

About BUTV10

Established in 1989, BUTV10 is Boston University’s student produced and managed content distribution network. For more than 25 years, Boston University students have worked together to create and deliver a wide array of entertaining and informative programming.

With students from eight Boston University schools and colleges, BUTV10 is one of the largest student groups on campus. BUTV10 provides students with a collaborative and professional environment to experiment with production outside of the classroom.

Our award-winning student created news, sports, drama, comedy, and variety programs are featured on campus channel 10 and live streamed on-demand at

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