WRAL-TV had a busy weekend for two reasons. As staffers prepared the station for the change to NBC on Monday, several WRAL-TV employees traveled to Nashville to attend the 30th Regional Emmy Awards. They picked up 7 statuettes for the station during the annual awards presentation on Saturday, February 27, 2016.
WRAL-TV won the prestigious Emmy for News Excellence, the final award of the evening. WRAL-TV Anchor Debra Morgan accepted on the station’s behalf.
“I’m so proud of everybody at WRAL, these folks here, the folks I know who are at home watching in North Carolina,” said Morgan from the podium. “Everybody day in and day out work so hard. When I bring people to the TV station, I tell them you see very few of our faces on TV, but look at the people who make this news operation run. It is a team effort. We work so hard to serve the people of our community. It’s not about us. It’s about the people on the other side of the camera.”
And the WRAL winners are:
February Snow Noon Newscast – Miriam K. Melvin, Keyetta Mangum, Elizabeth Gardner, Nathan Johnson, Michelle Marsh, Amanda Smith, Jenna Auman, WRAL-TV
Durham Black Lives Matter March – Lori Grant, Ken Smith, Mark Simpson, Kevin Davis, James A. Ford, Jr., WRAL-TV
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
#HungerFreeNC – Shelly Leslie, Jodi Leese Glusco, Wendy Gatlin, Steve Loyd, WRAL-TV
An Obvious Suspect – Jay Yovanovich, WRAL-TV
“This is incredibly special when we have sat here through this evening and honored the journalistic integrity in this room,” said Morgan as she accepted the News Excellence Emmy for WRAL. “I’m honored to be standing up here in front of all of you. Congratulations to all of you and all of the work you do. Amazing.”
Congratulations to our deserving winners!
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Miriam Melvin, Sloane Heffernan & Wendy Gatlin for these capcom photos. Thanks so NATAS for the screen capture of WRAL-TV’s News Excellence win.