Kim Fields, Camilla Luddington, Christine Ko and Nathan Mitchell Among Television Stars Who Presented Top Honors to Students From Colleges Nationwide

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#42ndCTAs–The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 42nd College Television Awards, which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs from colleges nationwide, at a star-studded awards gala that was livestreamed globally from the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California, on April 1.

The 2023 winners were presented awards by top television stars including Ginger Gonzaga (She Hulk: Attorney at Law; True Lies), Christine Ko (Only Murders in the Building; Dave), Jaren Lewison (Never Have I Ever), Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy), Nathan Mitchell (The Boys; Ginny & Georgia), Lauren Potter (Glee), Olly Sholotan (Bel-Air) and Emmy-winning documentary producer/director and Foundation alumna Shari Cookson.

“Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s competition,” said Cris Abrego, chair of the Television Academy Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to showcase their exceptional work and to help jumpstart their careers as the future leaders of the industry. Our sincerest gratitude to all the presenters and partners who made this experience so memorable for our nominees and winners.”

Emulating the Emmy® Awards selection process, entries for the College Television Awards were judged by Television Academy members. Top honors and a $3,000 cash prize went to winning teams in seven categories:

Animation Series:

Cenote – Brigham Young University

Andrew Pettit, Producer

Daniel Villanueva Avalos, Director/Writer

Samantha Barroso, Director

Comedy Series:

Wei-LaiUniversity of Southern California

Zhongyu Wang, Director

Naomi Shroff-Mehta, Producer

Guang Xi Shi, Writer

Andy Li, Producer

Commercial, PSA or Promo:

eBay Dear Vanessa Brigham Young University

Andrew Rhee, Director/Writer

Madi Hill, Producer

Drama Series:

Provenance University of Southern California

Bijan Kazerooni, Producer

Julia Elizabeth Evans, Producer

Lucinda Hirschfeld, Producer

Ugonna Nwabueze, Producer

Caleb Townsend, Producer/Writer

Sayali Upadhye, Producer/Writer

Vivian Gray, Director


New Orleans | Raging Storms – Montclair State University

Solana Brol, Director/Producer/Writer

Emily Dolan, Director/Producer/Writer

Louis Biondolillo, Producer/Writer

Givonna Boggans, Producer/Writer

Michelle Coneo Fernandez, Producer/Writer

Ryan Breyta, Producer/Writer

Khan Hussain, Producer/Writer

Talon Lauriello, Producer/Writer

Drew Mumich, Producer/Writer

Bernice Ndegwa, Producer/Writer

Keyshawn Reese, Producer/Writer

Gabby Taylor, Producer/Writer

Carter Winner, Producer/Writer

Kaya Maciak, Producer/Writer

Nonfiction Series:

Lizzi: Deeper Than WaterTaylor University

Anna Rodman, Producer/Writer

Gabriel Burch, Director/Writer


SportsDesk University of Miami

Danyel DeVilliers, Director/Producer

Gianna Sanchez, Producer

Derryl Barnes, Writer

Maxwell Trink, Writer

Josh White, Writer

Thomas Sullivan, Writer

Cassandra Garcia, Writer

Michelle Ng-Reyes, Writer

Two special awards were also announced during the program: The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship was presented to Taylor University students Anna Rodman (producer/writer) and Gabriel Burch (director/writer) for their production Lizzi: Deeper Than Water, featuring Paralympic swimmer Lizzi Smith. The $10,000 scholarship celebrates student storytellers whose work sheds light on people with disabilities and is underwritten by the Loreen Arbus Foundation. Arbus is a two-time Emmy nominee who holds the trailblazing distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, both at Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime, and is a leading advocate for people with disabilities.

The Seymour Bricker Humanitarian Award, a $4,000 cash prize given to a College Television Award-winning project that best highlights a humanitarian concern, was awarded to Montclair State University students for their News Lab Special Edition titled, New Orleans | Raging Storms, which reported on climate change and racial injustice in New Orleans, Louisiana. This award was created over 20 years ago by the late entertainment attorney Seymour Bricker.

The 42nd College Television Awards show is available for VOD viewing at

The 42nd College Television Awards is supported by philanthropists and corporate partners including the Johnny Carson Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, PEOPLE®, The Loreen Arbus Foundation and Warner Bros./Discovery.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards and Summit, Student Internship Program, and the Media Educators Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit


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