The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 34th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards on Thursday, November 21, 2019, and WRAL-TV and Capitol Broadcasting Company are proud to have made the list multiple times. The station received a total of 21 nominations, including the overall nomination for News Excellence and multiple nods for the Capitol Audience Development team.
The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN, on February 15, 2020.
The WRAL-TV nominees are:
Explosion Rocks Durham – Miriam K Melvin, Brian Thomas, Renee Chou, Emmy Victor, Sarah Krueger, Kimberly Ursich Lauren DesArmo, Donte’vian Harris, Keith Baker, Petrick James, Jeff Hogan, WRAL-TV
Hurricane Florence Slams North Carolina – Holly Iverson, Greg Ziller, Adam Owens, Luke Notestine, Aimee Wilmoth, Stephanie Beck, Kathryn Brown, David Crabtree, Kasey Cunningham, Sarah Krueger, Mark Stebnicki, Heather Trevaskis, WRAL-TV
Hurricane Florence Slams North Carolina – Rick Gall, Adam Owens, Mark Stebnicki, Lauren DesArmo, Sarah Krueger, Gilbert Baez, Kasey Cunningham, Rosalia Fodera, Kathryn Brown, David Crabtree, Mary Alice Boliek, Brian Thomas, WRAL-TV
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – NO TIME LIMIT
Close Before You Doze – Monica Laliberte, David McCorkle Jennifer, Sorber Smith, WRAL-TV
SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Lynn Council Remembers – Gerald Owens, WRAL-TV
LIGHT FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Nooks and Crannies – Richard Adkins, WRAL-TV
Insurance: Are You Covered? – David McCorkle, Jennifer Sorber Smith, Monica Laliberte, Erin Simanskis
75 Hours – Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Connecting the Bots – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Tony W Gupton, WRAL-TV
Black Country – Anita Normanly, Keyetta Mangum, Shelly Leslie, Capitol Broadcasting Company and Black Country Productions,
5 On Your Side Extra – David McCorkle, Jennifer Sorber Smith, Monica Laliberte, WRAL-TV
This Is Human Trafficking – Anita Normanly, Cliff Bumgardner, Shelly Leslie, Capitol Broadcasting Company
This Is Human Trafficking – Cliff Bumgardner, Samuel Petersen, Capitol Broadcasting Company
News Animation Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Tornado Safety – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Deadly Storm – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Hurricane Florence Aftermath – Greg Ziller, WRAL-TV
News Augmented Reality Graphics – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TVl
WRAL Virtual and Augmented Reality Projects – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Black Country, a project on which CBC Audience Development partnered with former WRAL-TV News Director Keyetta Mangum, also receive an Emmy nomination in the MUSIC COMPOSER/ARRANGER category for the Black Country Original Theme Song – Black Country Productions by Keosha Mangum & Larry Wall.
Find a full list of the nominees here: 34th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Nominations
Watch the archived live stream of the nomination announcements here.