WRAL-TV & FOX 50 Honored with 36 Regional Emmy Nominations

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In the MidSouth Region of the National Television Arts and Sciences, WRAL-TV is this year’s most nominated North Carolina television station. Capitol Broadcasting’s locally owned and operated CBS affiliate was nominated in nearly every major news, documentary, production, promotion and graphics categories, including the coveted News Excellence award.

FOX 50, CBC’s FOX affiliate in Durham, racked up multiple nominations for their promotions work.

Steven D. Hammel, WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager said, “I’m exceptionally proud of the team we have. Every person is dedicated to excellence in their craft. It is quite rewarding to see so many of our professionals nominated by their peers as outstanding in their field.”

And the WRAL-TV and FOX 50 nominees are:

News Excellence

WRAL News at 6- Chatham County Courthouse Fire – Stephanie Beck, Chris Burns, Erin Hartness, Jonathan Powell, WRAL-TV

Spot News
WRAL News AT 6 – Target Shooting – James A. Ford, Jr., Martha Woodward, Adam Carroll, Renee Chou, Beau Minnick, Christine Bowley, Claire Hudson, Sally Smith, Kathy Hanrahan, WRAL-TV

Breaking News
Chatham County Courthouse Fire – WRAL-TV

General Assignment – Within 24 Hours
Greg Taylor Exonerated – Amanda Lamb, Keith Baker, Jennifer Sorber, Kelly Gardner, WRAL-TV

Continuing Coverage – Within 24 Hours
Duke Wins National Championship – Rick Gall, Debra Morgan, Jonathan Powell, Phillipe Charles, WRAL-TV

Continuing Coverage – No Time Limit
Devastation in Haiti – Bryan Mims, Tom Normanly, David Crabtree, Keith Baker, Tony W. Gupton, Michael Charbonneau, Phillipe Charles, WRAL-TV

Investigative Report
WRAL Investigates: State Motor Fleet – Randall Kerr, Cullen Browder, Robert Meikle, Jr., WRAL-TV

Speciality Assignment Report
Wake School Lunches – Renee Chou, Robert Meikle, Jr., WRAL-TV

News Special
Duke vs. Butler – Championship Special – James A. Ford, Jr., Stephanie Beck, Phillipe Charles, Tony W. Gupton, Debra Morgan, Erin Hartness, Jodi Leese Glusco, Ryan Craig, WRAL-TV

Battle of the Blues at Cameron – Jeff Gravley, Kenneth Medlin, WRAL-TV

America’s Favorite Journey – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, WRAL-TV

Focal Point: The War Within – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV

Floyd – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, WRAL-TV

NC Museum of Art Special: A Gallery of Stories – Scott Mason, Tom Normanly, Jay Jennings, Art Howard, WRAL-TV

Magazine Series
Tar Heel Traveler #11 – Scott Mason, Robert Meikle, Jr., Tom Normanly, WRAL-TV

Informational/Instructional Program
Stormtrack 2009 – James A. Ford, Jr., Martha Woodward, Shan Zhong, Leesa Moore, David Crabtree, WRAL-TV

PSA Spot
What Color Do You Bleed? Playaaa – Karen Denise Johnson, Justin Owen, FOX 50

Promo Spot/News Same Day
Digital Afterlife – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV
Pollen is Everywhere – Jay Yovanovich, William W. Burch, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/News Image
Here to Help – Jay Yovanovich, Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/Image
January Blockbusters – Justin Owen, Scott Reid, FOX 50
Mobile DTV – Shelly Leslie, Shan Zhong, Steven Elizondo, WRAL-TV
September Spectacular – Justin Owen, Marc Derro, FOX 50

Cavalcade OF Crazy Animation – Justin Owen, FOX 50
Mooella’S Fresh Beat – Shan Zhong, Christian McIlwain, Fourth Rule Films
Shan Animation Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Coverage Composite 2010 – James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL-TV

Director/Short Form
Mobile DTV – Shan Zhong, Steven Elizondo, WRAL-TV

Editor/Short Form
DTV Leader – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Mobile DTV – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Graphic Arts
Box of Graphic Arts – Justin Owen, FOX 50

Music Composer/Arranger
Working A Beat: A Composite of Music Creations – Phillipe Charles, WRAL/wral.com

Technical Achievement
WRAL in Haiti – Tony W. Gupton, Mike Mory, Charles Braswell, Peter Sockett, Frederick Kelly, David Crabtree, Keith Baker, WRAL-TV

Scott Mason, The Tar Heel Traveler – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Writer/Short Form
September Spectacular – Marc Derro, FOX 50

Of particular note is a nomination in the Technical Achievement category for the station’s resourceful creativity to get live coverage out of Haiti just after the earthquake.

The Nashville/Midsouth Region encompasses the States of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and the television market of Huntsville, Alabama.

For a complete list of all nominees in the Midsouth region click here: http://nashville.emmyonline.org/#139

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos & James Ford for this capcom story.

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