The Bronx Tourism Council (BTC) announced today that its podcast titled Go Bronx Podcast has been named the Best Limited Series Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards Internet Celebration. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Mitchell Baker; MOMA Senior Curator Paola Antonelli; Host of NPR’s Code Switch Shereen Marisol Meraji; R/GA Global Chief Creative Officer Tiffany Rolfe; Co-Inventor of the Internet Vint Cerf; DJ and Founder, Club Quarantine D-Nice; Co-host Desus & Mero on Showtime Desus Nice; SVP of Content at Twitch Michael Aragon; Twitter Senior Director, Product Design Richard Ting; and Founders of VERZUZ Swizz Beatz and Timbaland.
“Go Bronx Podcast has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“We launched the podcast in the height of the pandemic because if people could not come to the Bronx, we brought the Bronx to people,” says podcast producer/host and Executive Director of the Bronx Tourism Council, Olga Luz Tirado. “It was our way of sharing the history of this great borough with them even if they could not be here.”
Co-host and historian Angel Hernández said “working with Olga on Go Bronx Podcast was one of my best experience during the pandemic. With museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions closed, we’ve managed to keep our borough citizens informed with their hometown history – and we did it with fun. The Bronx is a special place with a rich history encrusted with firsts, while it continues to host an array of diversity and change that always made good content for a future episode. We are so honored to receive the 2021 Webby Award and would like to thank our supporters and subscribers for listening to us. God bless the Bronx.”
“The Go Bronx Podcast combines two of my favorite things: history and the borough of the Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “I want to congratulate Olga Luz Tirado and Angel Hernández for their Webby Award and for being recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. This platform is a great way for all of us to learn more about what makes the Bronx so historically special.”
About the Bronx Tourism Council
Established in 1991, The Bronx Tourism Council is a division of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), creating a cohesive and symbiotic relationship between arts and culture and economic development. The role of The Bronx Tourism Council is to promote the borough’s rich history, its institutions, and cultural diversity on a local, national, and global level. For more information, please visit ilovethebronx.com.
About the Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, includingWebsites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: WP Engine, Marketerhire, Slack, YouGov, BASIC, KPMG, Wall Street Journal, AIGA, Podcast Movement, Fast Company, and Social Media Week.