WRAL-TV Receives Numerous Midsouth Emmy Nominations for 33rd Regional Competition

National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesThe Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 33rd Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards on Thursday, November 15, 2018, and WRAL-TV is proud to have made the list multiple times.  The station received a total of 26 nominations, including the overall nomination for News Excellence.

The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN, on February 16, 2019.

The WRAL-TV nominees are:

NEWS EXCELLENCE
WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/EVENING
Teacher Rally – Meredith Foster, Jay Nelson, Sarah Krueger, Brad Johansen, Petrick James, David Crabtree, Jeff Hogan, Luke Notestine, Diana Alston, Lena Tillett, WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/WEEKEND
Charlottesville Protests – Miriam K Melvin, Sarah Krueger, Lori Grant, WRAL-TV

SPOT NEWS
Amber Alert Girl Found Safe – Bryan Mims, Diana Alston, Lori Grant, WRAL-TV

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – WITHIN 24 HOURS
Thomas Hurricane Irma Recovery – Ken Smith, Richard Adkins, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – WITHIN 24 HRS
Billy Graham Dies – James A. Ford, Jr., Aysu Basaran, Luke Notestine, Stephanie Beck, Mark Stebnicki, Rick Gall, Kelly Riner, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – NO TIME LIMIT
Kyron Hinton Beating – Amanda Lamb, Kathryn Brown, Chad Flowers, Cullen Browder, Matthew Burns, WRAL-TV

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS REPORT
Fake Videos are coming – Mandy Mitchell, WRAL-TV

BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORT
Ford Explorer Concerns – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, WRAL-TV

SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT REPORT
NC Environmental Concerns – Cullen Browder, Greg Clark, Randall Kerr. WRAL-TV

NEWS SPECIAL
Remembering Billy Graham – James A. Ford, Jr., Stephanie Beck, Aysu Basaran, Alison King, Diana Alston, John Renigar, Matthew Burns, Kelly Riner, WRAL-TV

WEATHER
Eclipse – Gregory B. Fishel, Nathan Johnson, Waliya Lari, Tony W Gupton, David Crabtree, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL
Searching for a Fix – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Tony W Gupton, Natalie Matthews, WRAL-TV
Speaking the Unspeakable – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

MAGAZINE PROGRAM
Tar Heel Traveler State Fair – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/NEWS SAME DAY
O-Fishel Winter Weather – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/NEWS
The “Catch Me If You Can of Cyberspace” – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/PROGRAM
Searching For a Fix Trailer – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
Speaking the Unspeakable Trailer – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
WRAL Documentary – Sea Change – Marc Derro, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/IMAGE
WRAL Documentary Image – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO CAMPAIGN
WRAL Home – Heather Gray, Justin Arner, Steve Elizondo, Don Ursich, Marc Derro, William W Burch, Glenn Dion, Sierra Clarke, WRAL-TV

ANIMATION
Weather Animation Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

DIRECTOR/NEWS
New Year’s Eve Newscast – Greg Ziller, WRAL-TV

SET DESIGN
WRAL Olympic Zone – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
The Creation of the WRAL Virtual and Augmented Reality studio – Peter Sockett, Josh Knapp, Frederick Kelly, James A. Ford, Jr., Timothy King, Shan Zhong, Paul Lacombe, Allen Palmer, Jimmy Gamble, Tony W Gupton, WRAL-TV

Find a full list of the nominees here:  33nd Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Nominations

Watch the archived live stream of the nomination announcements here.

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