‘Herst Hockey Grad Gets Emmy Nod
When we say that Brian Shactman is fracking awesome, that isn’t a dig at his bro-y past or his education just outside of Boston, it’s a tribute to his well-deserved Emmy nod for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
In the nominated CNBC segment, BoomtownUSA, Shactman reports on a North Dakota town so rich with oil that it’s drawing workers from as far away as Spokane, WA who want to double their salaries in an otherwise dismal economy.
Back in 1992 Ben Shactman was celebrating an ECAC championship with his hockey teammates. After the Lord Jeff graduated in ’94, he went on grad school, but not without returning as an assistant coach. Under his tutelage, the team won the ECAC again in 1996.
Shactman would spend time at an NBC affiliate station in Hartford, where he was the face of WVIT’s most popular program. According to his profile on CNBC’s website, Shactman recieved an Associated Press Award for a documentary on Hall of Fame Basketball coach Geno Auriemma in 2003—unsurprising, as he started his career as an analyst and writer for ESPN.
Shactman also earned three regional Emmy nominations during his tenure as a sports reporter.
The News & Documentary Emmy Awards don’t take place until Oct. 1st. In the meantime, you can watch BoomtownUSA here.