LSC GRAD NABS DAYTIME EMMY AWARD. Lyndon was represented on the red carpet and in the winners’ circle at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, broadcast by CBS Sunday night June 19.
Dan Durkin, LSC ’01, is a producer for The Dr. Oz Show. Now in its second year, the daily program won in the Outstanding Talk Show/Informative category.
The 31-year-old Rhode Island native got his start as a student reporter and producer for NewsCenter 2, LSC-TV’s nightly newscast. As a senior at Lyndon he helped transform the half-hour student-produced broadcast into News 7 when the cable company moved the community channel up the dial.
Upon graduation from Lyndon’s Television Studies program, Durkin immediately faced a choice of either being a news producer at a station in his home state or trying to make it as an independent producer in New York City. Dan chose the Big Apple and never looked back, working first for Sony Pictures Television and then producing segments for The Ricki Lake Show, and Fox’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.
The The Dr. Oz Show is hosted by two-time Emmy Award winner Dr. Mehmet Oz, and is the most successful launch in daytime television in eight years. The show is filmed in front of a studio audience in Studio 6A in New York’s legendary Rockefeller Center. Oz served as health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show starting in 2004. He has co-authored six New York Times Best Selling books and is the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio’s “Oprah Radio.”
Dan’s Lyndon professors, who now offer a “converged” Electronic Journalism Arts curriculum at the College, sent him their congratulations just after the telecast ended.