KTVI & KPLR Nominated for Combined Twenty-Eight Emmy® Awards by the Mid-America Regional Chapter

KTVI & KPLR Nominated for Combined Twenty-Eight Emmy® Awards by the Mid-America Regional Chapter

ST. LOUIS, September 3, 2019- – KTVI/FOX 2 News, Tribune Broadcasting’s St. Louis FOX affiliate and sister station, KPLR 11, Tribune Broadcasting’s St. Louis CW affiliate, received a combined twenty-eight 2019 Mid-America* Regional Emmy® nominations.  The stations were nominated in several categories, including News Excellence, Journalistic Enterprise, Investigative Report, Continuing Coverage, and more listed below.

“We continue to strive to bring relevant content with context to the community we serve,” said Kurt Krueger, Vice President & General Manager of KTVI FOX 2 & KPLR 11. “We are honored to be recognized with so many nominations that speak to the hard work and dedication of our employees at both stations,” he added.

The following are the KTVI and KPLR nominations:

News Excellence – Audrey Prywitch KTVI
Journalistic Enterprise – FOX Files – Dave Sharp, Chris Hayes KTVI
Newscast-Evening 1-49 – Fox 2 News at 6: Duck Boat Disaster – Julie Lau KTVI
General Assignment Report – Within 24 Hours – Blessings – Wade Smith KTVI
Investigative Report Single Story/Series – Crumbling bridge, fatal accident – Chris Hayes, Dave Sharp KTVI
Feature News Report – Dispatcher Said What? – Jasmine Huda KTVI
Feature News Report – Section 107 – Derrion Henderson, Wade Smith KTVI
Feature News Report- Serious Feature – O’Connor: Against All Odds – Jasmine Huda, Brian Ledford KTVI
Continuing Coverage – Deportation Order – Chris Regnier KTVI
Continuing Coverage – Catholic Supply Shooter – Chris Hayes, Dave Sharp KTVI
Business News Story – The Path to Paulo – Mike Colombo KTVI
Health/Science Story – Air Ambulance Claims Crisis – Mike Colombo, Stan Dawid KTVI
Historic/Cultural Story – The Barrier Breakers – Mike Colombo, Michael Border KTVI
Crime Story Within 24 Hours – Finding Closure in a Killers Confession Mike Colombo, Brian Ledford KTVI
Specialty Assignment Report – Criminal Cabbie – Chris Hayes, Dave Sharp KTVI
Specialty Assignment Report Series – Dangerous Daycare – Dave Sharp, Chris Hayes KTVI
Informational Program Tornadoes of St. Louis–Peggy Pleimann, Glenn Zimmerman, Brian Ledford KTVI
Editor – News – Jonathon Davis KTVI
Graphics/Animation – Superheroes, Skeletons and Falling Sign – Gregory Schrick KTVI/KPLR
Weather Talent – Weather on the Road – Chris Higgins KTVI
Reporter Talent – Mike Colombo KTVI
Photographer – Jonathon Davis KTVI
Writer News – Mike Colombo KTVI
Writer News – Andy Banker KTVI
Video Journalist – The Big Bass Sounds of Hugh Janus – Wade Smith KTVI
Specialty Assignment Program – Bush Wilson Monroe Presidential Libraries – Kimberly Young, Brian Ledford, Patrick Clark KPLR
Specialty Assignment Program – Presidential Libraries, Museums & More – Kimberly Young, Brian Ledford, Patrick Clark KPLR
Program Promo Non-News – Super Lego Halloween – Gregory Schrick KPLR

Winners will be announced October 5th at the 43nd EMMY Gala in Branson, MO at the Hilton Branson Convention Center.

* The Mid-America Chapter recognizes excellence in the television community primarily in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois and surrounding DMAs: St. Louis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Springfield (MO), St. Joseph, Columbia-Jefferson City, Joplin-Pittsburg, Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk, Ottumwa-Kirksville, Davenport-Rock Island-Moline. Paducah-Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Champaign-Springfield (IL)-Decatur, Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Jonesboro, Monroe-Eldorado and Shreveport (LA).

KTVI FOX 2 is a top-performing FOX Broadcasting affiliate, producing over 63 hours of live news and local programming each week. For more information, visit www.fox2now.com.  KPLR 11 The CW is St. Louis’ CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. For additional information, visit KPLR-TV’s website at www.kplr11.com. Both stations are Tribune Broadcasting stations.

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