WRAL-TV and FOX 50 Earn Numerous MidSouth Emmy Noms

National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesWRAL-TV and FOX 50 have both received multiple nods from the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Scienes (NATAS).  The stations received a total of 34 nominations in 30 categories ranging from News and Promotions to Technical Achievement.

The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on February 27, 2016.  The event will mark the thirtieth presentation of the Mid-South Emmy Awards.

The WRAL-TV and FOX 50 nominees are:

NEWS EXCELLENCE
WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/EVENING
Amtrak Train Crash – Lori Grant, Jamie Thomas, Mark Simpson, Gerald Owens, Adam Owens, WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/MORNING
February Snow Noon Newscast – Miriam K Melvin, Keyetta Mangum, Elizabeth Gardner, Nathan Johnson, Michelle Marsh, Amanda Smith, Jenna Auman, WRAL-TV

SPOT NEWS
Durham Black Lives Matter March – Lori Grant, Ken Smith, Mark Simpson, Kevin Davis, James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL-TV
Halifax Train Crash – Rick Gall, James A. Ford, Jr., Sloane Heffernan, WRAL-TV

BREAKING NEWS
Scaffolding Collapse –  Rick Gall, Miriam K Melvin, Joseph Thomas, Laura Leslie, Monica Laliberte, Waliya Lari, Michelle Marsh, Keyetta Mangum, Kianey Carter, Sloane Heffernan, Miranda Dotson, Jenna Auman, WRAL-TV

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – NO TIME LIMIT
Swatting – Renee Chou, Randall Kerr, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – WITHIN 24 HOURS
Chapel Hill Killings – Rick Gall, Waliya Lari, James A. Ford, Jr., Kathryn Brown, Ken Smith, Amanda Lamb, Aysu Basaran, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – NO TIME LIMIT
Wayne County Community College Shooting – Aysu Basaran, Miriam K Melvin, Joseph Thomas, Mikaya Thurmond, Kianey Carter, Amanda Smith, WRAL-TV

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS REPORT
Injured Trooper – Cullen Browder, Greg Clark, WRAL-TV
The Funeral of Dugan Smith – Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV

LIGHT FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Tar Heel Traveler – Stories – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
WRAL Investigates: Guardrails – Renee Chou, Edward Wilson, WRAL-TV

NEWS SPECIAL
Dean Smith: Coaching Legend – James A. Ford, Jr., Randall Kerr, Debra Morgan, Jeff Gravley, Kenneth Medlin, Diana Alston, Timothy King, Alison King, Leesa Moore, Jason Jennings, WRAL-TV

SPORTS NEWS FEATURE
Sylvia Hatchell’s Biggest Victory – Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV

WEATHER
Winter 2015 Snow – Rick Gall, Elizabeth Gardner, Nathan Johnson, Miranda Dotson, Amanda Lamb, Bonnie Moore, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL
Take Me Out to the Bulls Game – Jay Jennings, Clay Johnson, Steve Elizondo, Josh Knapp, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL
A Call for Help – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Lynda Loveland, WRAL-TV
An Obvious Suspect – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Chad Flowers. Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
HungerFreeNC – Shelly Leslie, Phyllis Parish Howard, Justin Arner, Debra Morgan, David Crabtree, Kevin Shand, Steven Hammel, Steve Elizondo, Stephanie Beck, WRAL-TV

COMMUNITY SERVICE
#eNOughNC – Shelly Leslie, Elizabeth Kline, Steven Hammel, Jodi Leese Glusco, Debra Morgan, Clay Johnson, Wendy Gatlin, WRAL-TV

INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM
Exploring Climate Change – Gregory B. Fishel, Richard Adkins, Nathan Johnson, Waliya Lari, WRAL-TV

INTERACTIVITY
#HungerFreeNC – Shelly Leslie, Jodi Leese Glusco, Wendy Gatliin, Steve Loyd, WRAL-TV

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE (PSA) SPOT
Silence NC-CASA – Karin Fullington, FOX 50

PROMO SPOT/NEWS
WRAL Investigates: State Fair Accident – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
WRAL Investigates: Highway Safety – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/PROGRAM
Lip Dub 2015 – Marc Derro, Phillipe Charles, Scott Reid, FOX 50
WRAL Documentary: An Obvious Suspect
– Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/IMAGE
Cowboys Wanted & Missing – Karin Fullington, FOX 50

ANIMATION
Central Carolina Community College Commercial – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

EDITOR/SHORT FILM
Visual Hooks – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

GRAPHIC ARTS
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

PHOTOGRAPHER/NEWS
Journey Alone – Zac Gooch, WRAL-TV

SET DESIGN
WRAL Sand Desk – Bill Burch, WRAL-TV

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Take Me Out to the Bulls Game in 4K – Tony W. Gupton, Josh Knapp, Frederick Kelly, Peter Sockett, Jay Jennings, Steve Elizondo, Clay Johnson, WRAL-TV

Find a complete list of all nominees in the Midsouth region HERE.

Congratulations to all our deserving nominees!

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

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