GPIiI WUCF Tv Global Perspectives Wins Telly Award

Orlando, FL – June 12, 2024 – The University of Central Florida Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives announced today its WUCF-TV interview show Global Perspectives has been named a Telly Winner in Television – Interview & Talk Show in the record breaking 45th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards annually honor excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies. Global Perspectives won a silver in its highly competitive category.

Featuring in-depth interviews with economists, politicians, journalists, authors, and diplomats, Global Perspectives is hosted by GPII Executive Director David Dumke. Dumke, who has an extensive professional background in politics and foreign policy, has hosted the show since 2020. From international trade to immigration reform, Global Perspectives delves weekly into topics of worldwide importance and local impact. The show also won a Telly in 2022.

“The caliber of the work this season truly reflected the theme of going beyond the frame. Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” said Telly Awards Managing Director Amanda Needham. “The Telly Awards is uniquely positioned to meet the industry where it’s actually making work, be that on television or TikTok.”

“We are honored that our work is recognized by winning a Telly award. We’ve always believed our show is first and foremost an educational tool providing the Central Florida community with unique perspectives on our world. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of both the WUCF and GPII teams – and of course the guests’,” said Dumke, who serves as Host and Executive Producer. WUCF’s Kyle Mahoney Fuchs is the Producer/Director.

This was a record-breaking year with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers. Winners were chosen by The Telly Awards Judging Council which includes Nathalie Van Sasse Van Ysselt, VP of Design and Creative Services, MSG Sphere Studios; Barry Christie, Global Creative Lead, Meta Creative Shop; Farihah Zaman, Director, member of Brown Girl Doc Mafia; Aiden Darné, VP, Global Studio Lead Shutterstock; and Malinda Wink, Executive Director Minderoo Pictures.


The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

Posted June 12, 2024