Priscilla Presley takes home Texas Emmy for NTTV

Priscilla Presley takes home Texas Emmy for NTTV

Priscilla Presley takes home Texas Emmy for NTTV
December 03
02:50 2015

Nikki Lyssy | Staff Writer

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At the beginning of November, the Lone Star Emmy Foundation held its annual ceremony honoring the best and brightest 2014-15 TV shows in Texas. One of the shows nominated was UNT’s own NTTV.

Converging broadcast media senior and executive producer for NTTV Priscilla Presley and her production team took home the Emmy for Best Student Entertainment Show for season nine of “North Texas Now Goes to Austin: The Finale.”

Converged broadcast media senior Priscilla Presley started out at NTTV as a freshman learning the ropes. Now she sits as a nightly news anchor and will have her own show for her last semester at UNT.  Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

Converged broadcast media senior Priscilla Presley started out at NTTV as a freshman learning the ropes. Now she sits as a nightly news anchor and will have her own show for her last semester at UNT. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

“The station sends in potential contest episodes or shows from all the entertainment shows we have here,” Presley said. “We got nominated, which our show was really excited about, and then they look through all the possible candidates.”

Presley said winning the Emmy had been a personal goal of hers.

“It was awesome” Presley said. “With the crew we had on the show, it was a good feeling because we put so much work and dedication into it. I was just really excited [and] overwhelmed. We got to go up onstage and get our award, and the whole night was really exciting.”

In the future, she hopes to hold a career in broadcast.

“In 10 years, hopefully I have a pretty stable career,” Presley said. “I want to be in the entertainment industry. My ultimate goal is to produce my own entertainment talk show.”

In 2016, Presley will produce a new show for NTTV. As it is still in the beginning phases, details are scarce, but it will potentially be ready for viewing next semester.

Converging broadcast media junior Maria Delgado will take over as executive producer for NTTV’s talk show in 2016.

Priscilla Presley spends most her time outside of the RTVF building interviewing people for her segments, but she enjoys being hands on when she is in the studio. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

Priscilla Presley spends most her time outside of the RTVF building interviewing people for her segments, but she enjoys being hands on when she is in the studio. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

“Since I came to UNT, I dreamt of having my own show,” Delgado said. “I have big shoes to fill as executive producer. I think I’ve definitely learned a lot, and I’m excited to see where it goes.”

Presley praised Delgado’s creativity, saying she is the perfect person to take the show to the next level.

“Maria’s filled a bunch of different positions on [the show], and I felt that she was the person who knew the most about the show and how it worked,” Presley said. “She has a lot of creative ideas that she can implement into he show. It was the right decision [to have her take it over].”

As the new executive producer, Delgado said she plans to make a few changes.

“It will still be the same layout,” she said. “We’ll have our hosts, and they’ll go out and show fun things around Dallas. I’m not exactly sure how yet, but I want to revamp it. We’re still brainstorming.”

Featured Image: Priscilla Presley has learned a lot from her time in the studio in the RTVF building. After four years, she has decided to focus her career on the entertainment side of broadcast. Hannah Ridings | Senior Staff Photographer

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