WRAL-TV & FOX 50 Receive Over 40 Regional Emmy Noms

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WRAL-TV and FOX 50 Receive Multiple Regional Emmy Nominations
WRAL-TV Again Nominated for News Excellence

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Scienes (NATAS) recently announced the nominees for the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards and both WRAL-TV and FOX 50 made the list numerous times.

Nearly 800 entries were considered for nomination.  WRAL-TV received 37 nods for news, promotion and more, including the prestigious news excellence.  While FOX 50 does not have a news department, their Creative Services team nabbed eight nominations for their graphic and promotion work. 

And the WRAL-TV and FOX 50 nominees are:

News Excellence

WRAL News at 11: Hurricane Irene Aftermath – Martha Woodward, Miranda Dotson, Debra Morgan, Aysu Basaran, Stephanie Beck, Streater Kelley, Crystal Woods, Timothy Stiles, Tony W. Gupton, Cullen Browder, Ken Smith, WRAL-TV

Spot News
Hurricane Irene – Rick Gall, Christine Bowley, Kevin Holmes, Ken Smith, WRAL-TV

Breaking News
The John Edwards Case – James A. Ford, Jr., Rick Gall, Martha Woodward, Stephanie Beck, Jackie Hyland, Aysu Basaran, Lori Grant, Kelcey Carlson, Erin Hartness, Keith Baker, James Benedict, WRAL-TV

General Assignment – Within 24 Hours
Remembering Cullen Parker – Bryan Mims, WRAL-TV

General Assignment – No Time Limit
Invisible Homeless – Cullen Browder, Randall Kerr, Kelly Hinchcliffe, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV

Continuing Coverage – Within 24 Hours
Kathy Taft Murder Case – Rick Gall, James A. Ford, Jr., Lori Grant, Renee Chou, Chad Flowers, Kelly Gardner, WRAL-TV

Serious Feature News Series
Military Mission to Afghanistan – Ken Smith, Chad Flowers, Tony W. Gupton, WRAL-TV

Light Feature News Series
North Carolina Nooks & Crannies – Richard Adkins, WRAL-TV
Tar Heel Traveler: NC Wineries – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Investigative Report
WRAL Investigates: Medicaid Billing – Cullen Browder, Randall Kerr, Kelly Hinchcliffe, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV

Investigative Series
WRAL Investigates: Nepotism – Cullen Browder, Randall Kerr, Kelly Hinchcliffe, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV

Speciality Assignment Report
WRAL Investigates: Fracking – Cullen Browder, Tom Normanly, WRAL-TV

News Special
John Edwards Case Special – James A. Ford, Jr., Stephanie Beck, James Benedict, WRAL-TV
The Kathy Taft Case – James A. Ford, Jr., Renee Chou, Lori Grant, Chad Flowers, WRAL-TV

Changes in Chapel Hill – Jeff Gravley, WRAL-TV

Grape Expectations – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Monica Laliberte, WRAL-TV

6,149 Days – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Jim Rothschild, Keith Baker, Bridget Whelan, Valerie Aguirre, Steve Elizondo, Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Magazine Program
Tar Heel Traveler #17 – Scott Mason, Tom Normanly, WRAL-TV

Special Event Coverage
North Carolina Remembers 9/11 – Scott Davis, Phyllis Parish Howard, Jim Rothschild, Scott Freck, Bill Hannah, Grant Llewellyn, Sandi Macdonald, UNC-TV/WRAL-TV

WRAL Social Storm Team / Hurricane Irene – Shelly Leslie, Jodi Leese Glusco, Nathan Johnson, Suzanne Wilson, WRAL-TV

PSA Spot
It’s Okay 2 Ask – Karen Denise Johnson, Gayle Hardy – FOX 50
We Are Komen – Shelly Leslie, Anita Normanly, Steve Elizondo – WRAL-TV

PSA Campaign
Coats for the Children – Anita Normanly, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/News Same Day
Greg Fishel in the World’s Worst Weather – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV
Hockey Guys Never Say Die – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/News
Raleigh’s Invisible Homeless – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/News Image
Local Issues, Insight, Investigations – Shelly Leslie, Christian McIlwain, WRAL-TV
Wake Up with Friends (The Shrunken Edition) – Shelly Leslie, Christian McIlwain, WRAL-TV

Promo Spot/Program
6,149 Days – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV
X Factor Audition Pass 2012 – Marc Derro, FOX 50

Promo Spot/Image
January Rocks – Marc Derro, Gayle Hardy, Justin Owen, Karin Fullington, Phillipe Charles, Scott Reid, FOX 50

Promo Spot/Sports
The Legend of Friday Night – Jay Yovanovich, Steve Elizondo, WRAL-TV

Promo Campaign
FOX 50 Lip Dub Project 2012 – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, Scott Reid, Gayle Hardy, FOX 50
The WRAL Legacy – Shelly Leslie, Christian McIlwain, WRAL-TV

Shan Audio Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

The Instant Special – James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL-TV

Director/Short Form
FOX 50 Lip Dub Project 2012 – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, FOX 50

Editor/Short Form
Shan Editor Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Graphic Arts
January Rocks – Marc Derro, Justin Owen, Gayle Hardy, FOX 50
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

Music Composer/Arranger
FOX 50 Lip Dub Project 2012 – Phillipe Charles, FOX 50

Technical Achievement
The Creation of the New WRAL Broadcast Center – Rick Congleton, Tony W. Gupton, Peter Sockett, Mike Upchurch, Frederick Kelly, Charles Braswell, Tony Patterson, Bill Weinel, Mike Mory, Chris Coles, Jimmy Gamble, P. B. Jernigan, Patrice Jobes, Andy Christensen, Michelle McNeil, Chris Cormier, Matthew Brandes, Bill McKenna, WRAL-TV

Scott Mason News Writing – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

Writer/Short Form
FOX 50 Lip Dub Project 2012 – Phillipe Charles, FOX 50
The WRAL Legacy – Shelly Leslie, WRAL-TV

The 27th annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards will be presented on January 26, 2013, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Find a complete list of all nominees in the Midsouth region here: http://nashville.emmyonline.org/#171

Congratulations to all our deserving nominees!

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Leesa Moore for contributions to this capcom story.

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