FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rick Swanson
June 7, 2010 Director of Programming
Seattle, WA – KING 5 was awarded the Northwest Regional Emmy for overall station excellence at the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday evening, June 5th. The top honor was one of 17 Emmys awarded KING 5, the most awards given any Northwest station.
According to the NATAS judging standards, the station excellence category “…reflects the quality and breadth of a station’s operations substance rather than style, the station’s performance in sustaining excellence throughout the eligibility year.”
Ray Heacox, president and general manager of KING 5 Television, says, “The awards handed out to a variety of KING 5 producers, reporters, photographers and editors last Saturday night reflect our station’s value in providing the most comprehensive local coverage available in our market.”
KING 5 News won across a range of categories including investigative, general assignment, feature, environmental, military, sports and informational reporting. KING 5 News also won for best newscast (KING 5 News at 11) and for news photography.
KING 5’s local program “Evening Magazine” was also well recognized by the judges with reporters and photographer/editors recognized in a variety of categories including human interest, current affairs and historic/cultural stories.
2010 KING 5 Regional Emmy Awards:
General Assignment Report - No Time Limit
Tears - John Sharify, Reporter; Doug Burgess, Photographer / Editor
Environment – News
Environment Northwest - Gary Chittim, Reporter
Military - News
Homefront - John Sharify, Reporter; Doug Burgess, Photographer / Editor
Human Interest – Feature / Segment
Old Plane, Young Dreams – Eric Riddle, Writer / Producer
Historic / Cultural – Feature / Segment
Ping and Ruby Chow: A Love Story – Saint Bryan, Reporter; Mark Morache, Editor
Feature News Report – Light Feature
Necessary Steps - John Sharify, Reporter; Doug Burgess, Photographer / Editor
Chris Ingalls, Reporter; Kellie Cheadle, Producer; Steve Douglas, Photojournalist
State of Injustice
Susannah Frame, Reporter; Kellie Cheadle, Producer; Steve Douglas, Photographer
Sports – News Single Story
Mt. Rainier Climb for the Community
Peter Cassam, Photojournalist; Paul Silvi, Reporter
Informational / Instructional – Program / Special
Summer: Beyond the Forecast – Jeff Renner, Chief Meteorologist
Public / Current / Community Affairs – Feature / Segment
Final Portraits – Kim Holcomb, Reporter; Mark Morache, Photographer / Editor
Anchor - Sports
Program Host / Moderator
Will Host for Food – Jim Dever
Reporter – General Assignment
Sharify: War Experience – John Sharify
Photographer - News
Burgess Composite - Doug Burgess
Evening News (Markets 1 – 20)
KING 5 News at 11 PM – Brenton Memorial & Capture
Jessie Kane, Producer; Erik Breon, Executive Producer
KING 5; Ray Heacox, President / General Manager
KING 5 was not the only Belo station recognized for outstanding work. KGW 8 in Portland received four Emmys. Winning categories for KGW included General Assignment Report within 24 hours, Team Coverage for a January storm, Morning / Daytime News (Markets 21-80) for Rip City Uprise, and Evening News (Markets 21-80) for their story on the continuing search for climbers.
The Northwest Chapter of NATAS, one of twenty affiliates of the National Academy, represents television professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. The Chapter provides seminars, programs, and networking to Northwest TV professionals in addition to offering scholarships for future leaders in television.
About Belo Corp.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.
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