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An Emmy win for UConn: Professor Oscar Guerra’s win for ‘Love, Life, and the Virus’

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By Zachary Wisnefsky

Last Tuesday night, the 42nd News Emmy Awards were held virtually.

In the penultimate award of the night – the coveted Best Story in a News Magazine Emmy – UConn’s own Professor Oscar Guerra took home the prize for his documentary “Love, Life and the Virus.” His film follows a mother named Zully battling COVID-19 to see her newborn baby, supported by her community during this tumultuous time.

The Daily Campus was lucky enough to speak with Guerra and Professor Heather Elliott-Famularo, the Head of UConn’s department of digital media and design, about this tremendous award.

“It felt a little unreal to be honest, I was not expecting to win … [e]specially … not [in] that category,” Guerra said. “[I]t takes a little time to know that it really won. I [trusted] that my project was good enough, but you’re competing with … super-talented people and great stories.”

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