New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is receiving an Emmy Award for his television appearances in connection with the first weeks of broadcasting this spring. The governor’s daily updates on the spread of the virus showed good leadership, according to the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards Emmy statuettes.
The award is called the “Founders Award” and has previously been awarded to individuals such as Oprah Winfrey and Al Gore. According to The Guardian, Andrew Cuomo claims to have been honored with the award and jokes that tough questions from reporters at press conferences “helped sharpen my presentation skills.”
In the months that New York was a hotbed of the virus that spread to the United States, Koumo’s confidence rose to 77% in opinion polls, the highest he ever had as governor. But as the pandemic progressed, he was criticized for handling covid-19.