The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced their annual Emmy nominees on Thursday, November 17, 2016, and WRAL-TV is proud to have made the list multiple times. The station received a total of 17 nominations, including the overall nomination for News Excellence and a nod for Technical Achievement.
The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN, on January 21, 2017. The event will mark the 31st presentation of the Mid-South Emmy Awards.
The WRAL-TV nominees are:
Powerless Parents – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, David McCorkle
5 On Your Side Enterprise – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, David McCorkle, WRAL-TV
Inside Cuba – Leyla Santiago, Natalie Matthews, Zac Gooch, Rick Gall, Aysu Basaran, WRAL-TV
Welcome to North Carolina – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV
Tar Heel Traveler – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV
Transformed – Jennifer Sorber Smith, David Crabtree, Tom Normanly, Aysu Basaran, Clay Johnson, WRAL-TV
Pope’s Historic Visit – Kimberly Ursich, John Renigar, David Crabtree, Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV
The Peacock – Shelly Leslie, Anita Normanly, Shan Zhong, Steve Elizondo, Jay Yovanovich, John Roberts & Wendy Gatlin, WRAL-TV
WRAL Investigates – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
Shan Graphic Art Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
PROMO SPOT/NEWS SAME DAY
Bug Water! – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
Football Friday Mash-up! – Don Ursich, WRAL-TV
Shan Animation Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
HungerFreeNC – Shelly Leslie, Justin Arner, Steve Elizondo, Phyllis Parish, Steve Hammel, Bill Burch, Debra Morgan, David Crabtree, Jana Crye, Jodi Glusco, Wendy Gatlin, WRAL-TV
COMMUNITY SERVICE/PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN
Coats for the Children – Anita Normanly, WRAL-TV
WRAL-TV Launches World’s First Next Generation of TV – Mike Mory, Pete Socket, Fred Kelly, Josh Knapp, Matt Brandes, Rick Congleton, Jimmy Goodmon, Steve Hammel, WRAL-TV
Watch the nomination party here: https://livestream.com/tndv-television/31stemmynoms/videos/142153796
WRAL-TV Lead Designer & Animation Specialist Shan Zhong designed all the graphics for the event.