On Saturday, February 25, 2023, WRAL’s talent, dedication and commitment to journalism was recognized and awarded at the 37th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards. The station garnered a total of 9 Emmy wins and the entire team took home the grand prize – an Emmy for News Excellence!
“I couldn’t be prouder of the staff here,” said WRAL-TV News Director Rick Gall. “The News Excellence award reflects the work of our passionate, driven, and talented journalists who are wholly committed to serving the people and communities we cover.”
The Midsouth Region hosted the event virtually this year, and with WRAL up for a significant number of nominations, Capitol Broadcasting provided the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus for staffers to gather to cheer on their colleagues under one roof.
“We are truly a family here – and to have our accomplishments…on some of our toughest days recognized makes us all just a little more thankful,” said WRAL-TV Executive Producer – Nightside Courtney Gartman.
And the WRAL-TV winners are:
WRAL Overall Excellence – WRAL-TV
BREAKING OR SPOT NEWS – MULTIPLE REPORTS
Black Friday Mall Shooting – Ashley Talley, Courtney Gartman, Jodi Leese Glusco, Mark Boyle, Lena Tillett , Jeremy Spearman, Kathleen Del Hoyo, Keely Arthur, Lauren DesArmo, Eric Miller, Sarah Krueger, Vincent Boccanfuso, Keith Baker, WRAL-TV
Leandro: The Case for a Sound, Basic Education – Cristin Severance, Jay Jennings, Emily Walkenhorst, WRAL-TV
NEWS PROMOTION – TOPICAL
9/11 Survivor – Kyle LaCkore, WRAL-TV
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
GRAPHIC ARTS – MOTION GRAPHICS
WRAL Immersive Mixed Reality – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV
Kyle LaCkore Lighting – Kyle LaCkore, WRAL-TV
PHOTOGRAPHER – NEWS
Lauren DesArmo Composite – Lauren DesArmo, WRAL-TV
WRAL Virtual and Augmented Reality Projects – Shan Zhong, James A. Ford, Jr., Alison King, Brinson Jones, Timothy King, Diana Alston, Wade Allen, Rhett Aycock, Stephanie Beck, Josh Knapp, Lauren Slome, Leesa Moore, WRAL-TV
The full list of nominees and winners can be found here: https://emmynashville.org/
Watch the archived live stream of the awards telecast here: https://livestream.com/tndv/37themmyawards
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Courtney Gartman for these Capcom photos.