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National Award Winner:

2016 Hometown Media Awards sponsored by Alliance or Community Media

Category: Professional Access Center - Community Events Activism/Rallies
Segment: "RHS Gin Conference"
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2015 Hometown Media Awards sponsored by Alliance or Community Media
Category: Professional Access Center - Educational Profile
Segment: "Cyber You - Afterschool App Take Down"
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(4) 2016 Alliance for Community Media-New England Awards

1st place – Documentary – “Betsey Cox Summer Camp”

2nd place – Science, Health, and Spirituality - “RHS YES! Stream Program”

2nd place – Community Impact – “Global Issues Network Conference”

2nd place – Diversity Empowerment – “Dan Gilman”

(5) 2015 Alliance for Community Media-New England Awards

1st place – Diversity Empowerment - “USABA/VT Adaptive"
2nd place – Community Impact - “Cyber You App Takedown"
2nd place – School/Educational Program - “Stuff-a-bus/Northwest Primary”
2nd place – General Talk Show - “ACCESS”
3rd place – Documentary - “Neshobe Island”


Regional First Place Award Winner: 2014 Alliance For Community Media-New England Video Festival
Category: News Magazine



ACCESS is PEGTV's self-produced weekly half-hour news magazine that airs on Channel 15. The show made its debut in September of 2010 and features regular segments covering issues, events and people that have been in the spotlight as well as serving as a comprehensive guide to upcoming non-profit activities and fundraisers. The ACCESS show is underwriten by the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Castleton University sponsors our Rutland Roundup segment and CarePlus, a personal companion program of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, sponsors our Senior Moment segment.


Host/Producer Amanda Wheeler hails from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and is well-versed in topics that impact the Green Mountain state. Amanda is a graduate of the Television Studies program at Lyndon State College and secured an internship with Fox Carolina in Greenville, SC and was hired on as a full-time writer before walking at graduation. Amanda began producing for Better Carolinas and The Morning News before returning to New England and finding the perfect fit at PEGTV. When she is not out shooting stories and producing ACCESS, you can find Amanda on the golf course, slopes, yoga class, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

ACCESS Field Producer Amber Dumas grew up in Rutland Town and earned a BA in Communications from Castleton University. During her years at Castleton she produced several documentaries and participated in the Castleton Video Magazine, a show produced and hosted by the students about what is going on in and around the college. She was an intern at PEGTV and did such a great job was asked to stay on further. She is looking forward to meeting more people in the community and bringing their stories to ACCESS. 


ACCESS Editor Daniel Appelt grew up in Whiting, VT and studied film at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After graduating he moved to New York City to work as an intern and production assistant on various film productions. He recently returned to his home state to put his training to use at PEGTV.

Access Staff

Amanda Wheeler

ACCESS Host/Producer

Alex Brownell

Field Producer

Daniel Appelt