Upper Midwest Emmy Award
Awarded forExcellence in television
Presented byNATAS
First awarded1973

The Upper Midwest Emmy Awards are a division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Minnesota division was founded in 1973. In addition to granting the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, this division awards scholarships, honors industry veterans at the Silver Circle Celebration, conducts National Student Television Awards of Excellence, has a free research and a nationwide job bank. The chapter also participates in judging Emmy entries at the regional and national levels.[1]


The academy is divided into the following boundaries and encompasses the states of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, parts of Nebraska and Wisconsin. These boundaries are responsible for the submission of television broadcast materials presented for awards considerations.[2]

Board of directors

The Board of Governors is a working board which work together collaboratively to ensure the best interests of the membership.[3]

Carol Rueppel, President KMSP/WFTC, Eden Prairie

Jason DeRusha, Vice President WCCO, Minneapolis

Shari Lamke, Treasurer tpt/KTCA, St. Paul

Ken Stone, Secretary University of Minnesota, Woodbury

Bridget Breen, Regional Vice President KTIV, Sioux City

Charley Johnson, Regional Vice President KVLY/KXJB, Fargo

Dave Busiek, Regional Vice President KCCI, Des Moines

Beth Jensen, Regional Vice President KELO, Sioux Falls

Noel Sederstrom, Regional Vice President KTTC, Rochester

Julie Anderson KARE, Minneapolis

Claire Auckinthaler Minneapolis

Karen Boros University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis

Shawn Braith KSTP/KSTC, Minneapolis

Harold Crump HBI, St. Paul

Dennis Grant KMSP, Eden Prairie

Joe Johnston KSTC, Minneapolis

Jennifer Kasel WCCO, Minneapolis

Susan Loyd WCCO, Minneapolis

Joseph Maar FSN, Minneapolis

Whitney Mares Padilla Speer Beardsley, Minneapolis

Trish Mielke KMSP/WFTC, Eden Prairie

JJ Murray Eden Prairie

Justin Piehowski IB Systems, St. Paul

Barbara Reyelts KBJR, Duluth

Kiki Rosatti WCCO, Minneapolis

Jim Schiffman Lakeville Government Television, Lakeville Government-access television (GATV)

Tim Scully University of St. Thomas, St. Paul

Jean Zimmerman Wayzata High School, Plymouth

Emmy award winners

Emmy award winners are individuals who show excellence in the field of television. The Emmys are held to the same esteem as the Oscar Awards are to motion pictures or the Grammy Awards are to the music industry.[4]


  1. ^ "Scholarship Recipients - National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2010-07-18.Scholarship Program
  2. ^ "About - National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2010-07-18.Boundaries
  3. ^ "midwestemmys.org" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-27. Retrieved 2010-07-18.Board of Directors
  4. ^ "2009 Regional Emmy Award Winners - National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2010-07-18.Emmy Award Winners