Katie Kerbstat ’11 and Laura Ricciardi ’92 were honored for their work on two highly popular series.
Two Manhattan College alumnae – Laura Ricciardi ’92 and Katie Kerbstat ’11 – are Emmy Award winners.
For their widely popular Netflix documentary seriesMaking a Murderer,Ricciardi and co-writer and co-director Moira Demos swept the top three nonfiction categories at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. The duo won for best documentary or nonfiction series, best writing and best directing for a nonfiction program.Making a Murdereralso took home best picture editing for a nonfiction program. Filmed over a 10-year period, the real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a new crime.
An English and government major at Manhattan College, Ricciardi earned her law degree from New York Law School and a master’s in fine arts from Columbia University.
At the Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in September,60 Minutesearned five awards, including one for outstanding editing – news and outstanding writing on an April 201560 Minutesreporton the 2013 gas attack in Syria that U.S. intelligence estimates killed more than 1,400 civilians. Kerbstat was one of three writers on the story, along with60 Minutesproducer Nicole Young and60 Minutescorrespondent Scott Pelley. Kerbstat currently serves as an associate producer at60 Minutesand withCBS Evening News.
Kerbstat was a communication major at Manhattan College, where she wrote forThe Quadrangleand interned at WCBS 2,The Daily Show and60 Minutes, a place she eventually joined full time after graduation.
“Our students have the opportunity to pursue both unique courses with exceptional faculty and life-changing educational experiences that take them into the heart of New York City and beyond,” said Keith Brower, Ph.D., dean of the School of Liberal Arts. “It’s gratifying to see our alumni build on their experiences at Manhattan College to become leaders in their fields.”