Alum wins Silver Telly Award
Elon alumnus Heath Oldham ’00 has received a Silver Telly Award for his work shooting and editing the two-part series “Haunted Virginia.” The segment aired on the Richmond, Va., CBS television affiliate program, “Virginia this Morning,” in October 2006.
“Haunted Virginia” tells the story of the Church Hill train tunnel in Richmond, which collapsed in 1925, killing many workers. Along with this story, the segments show “Haunts of Richmond,” a local business that tells ghost stories about events in Richmond’s history.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 by David E. Carter, a past Emmy and Clio winner, to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Non-broadcast video and TV program categories were soon added. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. With over 200 categories, more organizations than ever are eligible to participate. There were more than 14,000 entries this year, with only about 7-10% being honored with either a bronze or silver Telly.
“We were very proud to receive this honor. For the executive producer of local programming and myself, it was our first national award,” said Oldham.
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