Pattonville High School graduate Jacqui Poor earned her seventh Emmy award at the 2012 Mid-America Emmy Awards.
Poor won her latest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Historical/Cultural programming for a feature story on HEC-TV’s “State of the Arts” show.
HEC-TV, which stands for Higher Education Channel, is St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts and cultural television programming. Poor’s feature story was about the Modern America Dance Company’s (MADCO) production, “Veza.” The concert was inspired by the stories of Bosnian refugees fleeing from their home country and immigrating to St. Louis.
A 1978 graduate of Pattonville High School, Poor has more than 28 years of experience producing, writing, editing and directing television and video productions. She is a freelance producer and a writer at HEC-TV.
In addition to winning seven Emmy awards, Poor has also earned 26 Emmy award nominations and 49 International Telly Awards and is a University City CALOP (Commission for Access and Local Original Programming) grant recipient.
The awards ceremony took place on Sept. 22 at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City. The Mid-American Emmy Awards is a chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which also presents the primetime Emmy awards. The academy hosts additional regional award ceremonies to recognize excellence in localized television markets.