Cartoonist Joe Wos wins Emmy Awards for work on Cartoon Academy

Joe Wos. Photo courtesy of Joe Wos.

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards were held in Philadelphia. Among this year’s winners was Joe Wos, host of “Cartoon Academy” which is produced by WQED and airs on PBS affiliates. Joe Wos is also an award-winning contributor to QBurgh.

Joe took home the statue in two categories; Host/Moderator and Educational Content Short Form.

Joe is the host and creator of the WQED-produced program, “Cartoon Academy” which teaches the art of cartooning.  In his speech, Joe acknowledged the rich history of WQED-produced educational programs for family audiences. “Cartoon Academy” is produced at WQED’s studios in Pittsburgh, the very same studio which housed the famed “Mister Rogers Neighborhood”.

“Cartoon Academy” was nominated in three categories this year. This was Joe’s second year nominated as best host and his first win. The show is now entering its third season.

“This was an unexpected but deeply appreciated honor,” said Wos. “It is a recognition not just of the hard work by the entire WQED team, but also of the importance and popularity of the Cartoon Arts.”

Cartoon Academy airs on PBS affiliates and within the PBS app.

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