WRAL-TV Dominates Regional Emmys with 12 Awards

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WRAL-TV Dominates Regional Emmys with 12 Awards

James Ford
WRAL-TV Supervising Director James Ford shows off one of WRAL’s 12 Emmys at the ceremony on January 24th.

WRAL-TV trounced the competition at the 23rd Annual MidSouth Regional Emmy Awards winning 12 categories, more than any other station in the competition.   The ceremony took place in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, January 24, 2009.

WRAL-TV Specialty Reporter Scott Mason picked up four of the awards on his own.

Country singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum emceed the formal event.  WRAL-TV Reporter Sloane Heffernan served as a presenter.

The NATAS Ohio Valley Chapter, which includes Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati, and by the Suncoast Chapter in Florida, judged this year’s entries.

WRAL wins the night, bringing home 12 Emmys, more than any other station at the 23rd annual presentation.
WRAL at the Emmys
A WRAL contingent represents the station including: (front, l to r) Kelcey Carlson, Martha Woodward, Sloane Heffernan, (back, l to r) James Benedict, James Ford & Jason Jennings.

And the winners are:

Newscast /Weekend
WRAL News at 11 “Wind and Fire” – Dan Bowens, Kelcey Carlson, Kim Deaner, Ken Smith, Martha Woodward, WRAL-TV

Dan Bowens Kelcey Carlson Kim Deaner
  Ken Smith Martha Woodward

Serious Feature News Report
Marty – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Light Feature News Report – TIE
Devil’s Tramping Ground – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Magazine Program/Special
Tar Heel Traveler #1 – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Scott Mason

Informational/Instructional Program/Special
DTV 411 – James Benedict, Jay Jennings, Clay Johnson, WRAL-TV

PSA Spot
DTV Transition: Adjustments – James Benedict, Jay Jennings, Clay Johnson, WRAL-TV

James Benedict Jay Jennings Clay Johnson

Promo Campaign/News
Five on Your Side – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV

Jay Yovanovich

Coverage Composite – WRAL News – James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL-TV

James Ford

TV ‘tog – Richard Adkins, WRAL-TV

Richard Adkins

Writer /News
Scott Mason Composite – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Scott Mason

Advanced Media Public/Current/Community Affairs
WRAL’s Komen for the Cure Project – Bill Burch, Phyllis Parish Howard, Shelly Leslie, WRAL-TV

Bill Burch Phyllis Parish Shelly Leslie

Advanced Media Interactivity
WRAL.com Grocery Cart Tracker – John Conway, CBC New Media Group

John Conway

WRAL-TV & FOX 50 earned an impressive 38 nominations in the overall competition. Over 750 entries were received. For a list of WRAL’s nominations, visit the link below:

Also read WRAL-TV’s Press Release about the big wins for the station, which includes links to some video:

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s James Ford for the capcom pictures from the Emmys.

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