Robert Hubler ’90, colleagues earn Suncoast Emmy for Parkland shooting coverage

The assistant director of news content and his WPEC-TV team were recognized on Dec. 1 at the 42nd annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida.

Robert Hubler ’90, an Elon University alumnus, and his WPEC-TV colleagues captured a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award on Dec. 1 for their coverage of the February 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

<p>At the 42<sup>nd</sup> annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony held Dec. 1, Elon alumnus Robert Hubler &rsquo;90 (fourth from right) gathers with his WPEC-TV colleagues. The CBS television affiliate won a Suncoast Emmy for its team coverage&nbsp;of the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Photo courtesy of Hubler&rsquo;s Twitter account, @robhubler</p>
The CBS television affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, was honored at the 42nd annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards gala, presented by the Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. An assistant director of news content, Hubler and his colleagues were nominated in the competition’s Team Coverage category.

For Hubler, it is his second regional Emmy Award. Before heading to West Palm Beach, the Elon graduate also served as a news director in Albany, New York, and worked for media outlets in Orlando, Atlanta, Miami and Charlotte.

The recognized WPEC-TV team members included Adam Henning, Carl Pugliese, Liz Quirantes, Lynda Figueredo, Michael Buczyner and Brittany Silverstein.