Michael DelGiudice has won more Emmy awards than the number of weeks in a year.
Michael DelGiudice has won more Emmy awards than the number of Super Bowls.
Michael DelGiudice has won more Emmy awards than the number in a famous Beatles song.
Michael DelGiudice, during his 30-year career in television, has won 65 regional Emmys.
The photographer has captured a slew of other awards as well, and he was just named this year’s NPPA Photographer of the Year for the East Top region — an extraordinary honor in what he calls “a dogfight” of a competition.
But what most impresses me about DelGiudice is not his award count but his location.
He has achieved this type of success, and preached the gospel of storytelling, in the largest market in the country: New York City.
The Big Apple has a reputation for wanting the hardest of news; its stations fly through their newscasts, rarely staying on one story for very long. But within those parameters, DelGiudice — along with the reporters who work alongside him — has developed his own reputation as a photographer who finds humanity in his subjects.
He joins me on Episode #28 of the Telling The Story podcast.
DelGiudice and I discuss his tried-and-true techniques, tips for younger journalists, and the ups and downs of working in a market that swarms with media. He is a New York native (it shows in his voice), and he has made a tremendous living in his home city.
Matt Pearl is the author of the Telling the Story blog and podcast. Feel free to comment below or e-mail Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.