After two years as a virtual event, the Fair Media Council Folio Awards returned in 2022 as a physical event with a new format and a new look.
FMC Folio Awards honoring the best in news and social media were held outdoors at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Long Island, where a South Beach vibe provided the perfect atmosphere for an event that offered more networking and less program. With a surf-and-turf upscale BBQ and Aperol Spritz as the drink of the day, hundreds turned out for the Folio Awards, where the focus was on connecting and congratulating winners from Long Island hyperlocal, New York City regional, and National News outlets.
Folio Awards Co-Hosts
A seven-time Emmy Award winner, sports anchor Tina Cervasio is a 20-year broadcast veteran who became the first female lead-host on SiriusXM NBA Radio. She is currently a sideline reporter on CBS Sports Network for College Football and College Basketball, a talk radio host at SiriusXM NBA Radio, and the pregame and halftime host of New York Red Bulls broadcasts on MSG Network. She also hosts “Red Bulls Insider,” a magazine show on MSG, and handles part-time reporting and anchor duties on FOX5 New York’s Good Day New York and Sports Extra.
Scott Stanford is a 7-time Emmy winning broadcaster whois currently co-hosting The Suki & Scott Show and is now in his 13th year as Studio Host for WWE. Scott was also a New York City television staple spending many years as sports and news anchor on PIX11, NBC4 and My9. He can also be seen and heard on many commercials and infomercials on local and national television.
Folio Awards Presenters
Ernie Anastos is a legendary New York Emmy Award-winning news journalist recognized as a leading anchor at WABC-TV, WCBS-TV and WNYW-TV. While his amazing news career spans several decades, he is also an accomplished media executive, owning multiple multimedia companies. In 2021, he graduated Harvard Business School with an award of distinction. Among his long list of impressive achievements: A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fair Media Council.
Renowned TV host and veteran correspondent, female legend of the year in radio and NYT best-selling author, Rita Cosby is currently channeling her endless energy as host of The Rita Cosby Show, airing on 77WABC Radio. A dedicated advocate for military and veterans, Rita is also chair of the Global Service Institute at Long Island University.
Shirleen Allicot is the co-anchor of Eyewitness News this Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon. She has covered everything from Hurricane Sandy to the Boston Marathon Bombings to the deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment. Some of her memorable moments include interviewing First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House Kennedy Garden and doing live reports from London during the Royal Wedding of 2018. Shirleen previously worked at News 12 and is a graduate of Hofstra University.
Five-time Emmy Award winner Ken Rosato is anchor of Channel 7’s top-rated Eyewitness News This Morning. He spent a decade anchoring Eyewitness News at Noon.
Prior to WABC-TV, Ken was at FOX5 in New York, and WFOR-TV in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, where was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy Award. On radio, he anchored the news on the nation’s premiere all-news radio station, 1010 WINS. Ken received his BFA in Television and Radio from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and his MA in languages – he speaks five fluently, including Spanish and Italian.
When Tom Kaminski says he has been playing in traffic since 1984, he means it: As Managing Editor of Traffic & Transit for WCBS Newsradio 880, Tom is usually found in Chopper 880, helping you navigate your daily coming and goings. While his view of New York typically begins at 1,000 feet, there are things he does on land, such as teaching at his alma mater, Montclair State University.
Dave Price is the weather anchor for NBC 4 New York’s 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. newscasts. He also serves as a fill-in weather anchor for NBC’s TODAY.
Prior to joining NBC 4 New York, Price co-anchored FOX 5’s Good Day New York and served as weather anchor for CBS’s The Early Show. He has also covered major weather events for the CBS Evening News, include Hurricane Katrina.
For more than a decade, Price has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti and military installations around the globe during the holiday season, performing comedy for U.S. troops.
The Folio Awards recognize quality news on the Long Island hyperlocal, New York metro regional and National news levels. Social media campaigns from anywhere are eligible, but must seek to inform, educate or inspire to qualify for entry.
Began in the 1980s as a way to encourage and reward Long Island news, the Folio Awards have expanded over the years. Social media campaigns that do good began to be recognized due to social media’s ability to give voice to all. Expansion of news categories to include New York regional and National news (to be clear, these two levels of entries do not have a Long Island requirement) recognizes news that impacts us all, such as climate change and water quality, and encourages quality coverage of the issues to keep us all connected and informed.
Today, the Folio Awards is recognized as the gold standard for winning, and that is thanks to our judges, which represent industry professionals, news and social media consumers and community leaders to ensure winners are of the highest quality and, at the same time, tap the pulse of the public.
The Complete List of 2022 Winners Will Be Available Soon