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New Members of The National Awards Committee



NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES) March 31st, 2022 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced new members to its National Awards Committee, the governing body that determines the rules and regulations pertaining to the Daytime, Sports, News, Documentary, Children’s & Family and Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards. Subrata De has been appointed to represent the News genre and Ronit Larone, National Football League has been appointed to represent the Sports genre on the committee.

“Today, we happily add the distinguished journalist, Subrata De, Executive Vice President of Vice News and Ronit Larone, Vice President of Content & Marketing Integration for the National Football League, to our prominent panel of industry leaders that examine, deliberate and determine the present and future of our renowned Emmy® Award competitions,” said Terry O’Reilly, Chairman, NATAS.

In addition to these two new News/Sports genre representatives, the National Awards Committee also announced the appointment of Anne-Marie Berger, Senior Director of Content at Nine Network and Awards Chairman for the Mid-America Chapter, as a Regional delegate representing the 19 Chapters that comprise NATAS and its regional competitions and Christine Maddela, Managing Owner/Partner of Storyville Road, as an alternate representative on the committee.

“The National Awards Committee enthusiastically welcomes the additions of Subrata, Ronit, Anne-Marie and Christine – all of whom have tremendous experience in their fields and with the Academy,” said Committee Chair Bob Adlhoch. “We look forward to their contributions to the committee.”

Subrata De, EVP | VICE News
News Genre Rep

Subrata De’s twenty years as a national news producer, showrunner and executive make her an ideal candidate for the news seat on the NATAS National Awards Committee. De has experience with both daily news coverage and long form programming. Her tenure with media networks like NBC and ABC News, along with her current position with the innovative, digital-forward news organization VICE means that she brings a depth and breadth of experience critical to the committee at a time of continuing change within the broadcast news industry.

De is currently EVP of VICE News and the Global Head of Programming and Development, where she oversees all aspects of the company’s news content. Before joining Vice Media in 2018 as Executive Producer and showrunner for the newsmagazine Vice on HBO, De spent close to 4 years at ABC News as Vice President, Multi-Platform Newsgathering, where she helped the network break new ground in digital video. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at NBC News, including 10 years as a Producer and Senior Producer for NBC Nightly News overseeing stories and remotes from 20 countries, and two years as an Executive Producer for MSNBC’s daily political affairs show, Andrea Mitchell Reports. De is an 8-time national News & Documentary Emmy Award winner.

Ronit Larone, VP of Content & Marketing Integration | National Football League
Sports Genre Rep

Ronit Larone brings over 25 years of sports production experience to the National Awards Committee. As Vice President of Content & Marketing Integration for the National Football League, Larone leads production of strategic NFL Marketing content and its cross-platform integration. In 2019, the NFL’s 100th Season, Larone led the strategy, planning and production development of NFL 100 content and the Emmy Award winning, multi-platform integration of all NFL 100 original content series. Larone previously oversaw NFL Network’s live News & Information studio programs as Vice President, Senior Coordinating Producer of Studio Production.

Prior to joining the NFL, Larone served as VP, Executive Producer of DIRECTV Entertainment leading original series productions, on-channel marketing and program scheduling. A Feature Producer for FOX Sports’ inaugural launch season, Larone went on to spend the next 12 years with the network as a Producer and Associate Director of edited specials, live event coverage and studio shows including: FOX NFL Sunday, MLB on FOX, NHL on FOX, FOX Figure Skating, Best Damn Sports Show Period and multiple Super Bowls and World Series. A 7-time Emmy Award winner, Larone’s career began as an ABC Sports Production Assistant working on iconic series such as ABC’s Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.