Laney Kraus-Taddeo – University of Northern Iowa


Laney is a digital media student who loves to do it all! Write, shoot, edit & design everything from films to local TV production. She is an Audio & Video Specialist at the University of Northern Iowa and has worked on sports productions and a commercial editing intern at KWWL-TV.

Laney has several media production honors including Sundance Film Festival finalist in technical and humanitarian awards, Los Angeles Cinefest Film Festival Short Film Semi-Finalist, Top Indie Film Awards Best Student Film Nominee & Best Original Idea Nominee
Iowa Scriptwriters Alliance Short Film Showcase , The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Crystal Pillar Award Recipient for College Editor and Student AV All Star,
National #BetheChange video winner from agency Dream Team Directors, and NBCUniversal CPTR’D Contest for The Ultimate Goal documentary.

“Thank you so much for this wonderful award. I really appreciate everyone involved with the Upper Midwest Emmy’s and its sponsors Slumberland and the Carlini Family. I’m so honored to be one of this year’s Upper Midwest Emmy® scholarship recipients. The Upper Midwest Emmy’s has been encouraging me since my sophomore year in college and I’m so thankful for the continued support for graduate school. To be named with this esteemed organization is such a privilege, thank you NATAS and the Midwest Emmy’s for this incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to continue my work and make you proud!” — Laney Kraus-Taddeo