Westonites’ Born to Explore wins a daytime Emmy

From left, Andy Ames of Redding, Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese of Weston, and other members of the production team for Born to Explore, proudly hold onto the daytime Emmy the show won for Single Camera Photography.

From left, Andy Ames of Redding, Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese of Weston, and other members of the production team for Born to Explore, proudly hold onto the daytime Emmy the show won for Single Camera Photography.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Born to Explore with Richard Wiese an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 16. Born to Explore was also nominated for Outstanding Travel Program.

“Congratulations to Richard Wiese and the entire Born to Explore team. Richard’s global adventures have moved our viewers to learn, explore and treasure the unique peoples and places of our world. I salute Richard and his team for this well-deserved honor,” said Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment which produces Born to Explore.

Each week Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, seen on ABC stations, embarks on enlightening adventures to places near and far, showcasing inspiring stories about nature, people, places and the planet we all inhabit. The series has officially been renewed through the 2016 season.

“This award is not only a reflection on the outstanding cinematography of John Barnhardt and Greg Harriott, but the entire Born to Explore team as well. We are very proud that in only our second season, we have been nominated for three Emmys and have won one,” said Richard Wiese of Weston, show host and executive producer.

Westonite Mercedes Velgot is one of the producers of Born to Explore.

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