The College of Communication and the Arts would like to congratulate Chief Engineer of the Television Studio, Albin Wicki, on his third Emmy Award win. Wicki's freelance work with YES Network recently added to the TV engineer's portfolio of impressive accomplishments.
This year, Wicki received two nominations for the 2018 New York Emmy Awards under the categories "Sports Event - Live, Unedited" and "Outstanding Technical Achievement" for his contribution as a technical manager with YES Network and its New York Yankees live baseball telecasts. Wicki's nomination and win in the "Sports Event/Live, Unedited" category makes it the third Emmy Award for the experienced technical director.
"I'm very fortunate to do what I love and to work with others who have similar passions," said Wicki. "I love what I do. I'm lucky I can spend my off hours working in the field and I'm honored to have been a small part in many large successes." Dean Deirdre Yates praised Wicki, "The College of Communication and the Arts is so fortunate to have Mr. Wicki as a part of our community. He continually demonstrates high values and professionalism and serves as an exemplary role model for all our students."
Throughout his career, Wicki has received 11 total nominations, three of which won in their categories. Previously, he was honored for "Outstanding Technical Achievement" for helping to develop an extreme slow-motion camera (2012) and "Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited: Program Special" for his support in Farewell 2 The Captain, YES Networks' coverage of Derek Jeter's final season (2014).
For more than 37 years, Wicki has supported the maintenance of the College's TV Studio, located in the lower level of Fahy Hall. His primary responsibilities include designing studio layout, maintaining equipment and resolving any technical issues. During classes, Wicki instructs students about how to use equipment, helping them learn the right terminology during productions. In the past, many students have credited Wicki with helping them achieve the confidence needed in the studio.
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