Hilbert Professor Wins Emmy Award for Documentary

Release Date:
July 12, 2010
Matt Heidt,

HAMBURG, N.Y. – A 2010 Emmy Award for the WGRZ-TV documentary “Niagara Falls: A Tale of Two Cities” has been presented to Christopher Gallant, assistant professor of digital media and communication at Hilbert College.

Gallant received the award at the 53rd annual New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awards ceremony held in New York City. He directed, edited and shot the television documentary during his tenure at WGRZ as director of photography – special projects unit.
This marks Gallant’s second Emmy, having previously received a 2007 award for the news special “They Made a Mistake: The Anthony Capozzi Story,” for which he also received first place as best news special from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He’s been recognized for other past work in television with awards from the National Press Photographer Association and Gannett.
Previously an adjunct instructor in video production at Hilbert, Gallant joined the college as a full-time faculty member last fall. With 18 years experience as a video journalist, director and producer, he has worked at Buffalo’s WGRZ and WKBW-TV, as well as at WTOL-TV in Toledo, Ohio and WRDW-TV in Augusta, Ga.
Gallant received a master of fine arts degree in media arts production from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting from Buffalo State College.
He resides in Kenmore.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.