20 Aug KTVI & KPLR Nominated For Combined Twenty-Four Emmy® Awards by the Mid-America Regional Chapter
ST. LOUIS, August 20, 2018 – – KTVI/FOX 2 News, Tribune Broadcasting’s St. Louis FOX affiliate, received twenty-one 2018 Mid-America Regional Emmy® nominations. Sister station, KPLR 11, Tribune Broadcasting’s St. Louis CW affiliate, received two nominations. The stations shared one nomination. 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 was nominated in several categories, including Overall Excellence, Journalistic Enterprise, Community Service, Spot News, Investigative Report, News Weathercast, and more listed below.
“It’s an honor to be nominated for all our efforts,” said Spencer Koch, President & General Manager of KTVI FOX 2 & KPLR 11. “Service to our viewership is what it’s all about. This recognition we received is a tribute to our station and our community,” he added.
The following are the KTVI and KPLR nominations:
OVERALL EXCELLENCE – KTVI
JOURNALISTIC ENTERPRISE – The FOX Files KTVI
COMMUNITY SERVICE – KTVI Variety in the Morning
SPOT NEWS – KTVI (2)
- Massive Warehouse Fire
- Stockley Decision
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT SINGLE STORY/SERIES – KTVI Cars Repeatedly Abandoned at St. Louis Airport
NEWS WEATHERCAST (2)
- KTVI Inside the Hazardous Weather Testbed
- KPLR Hurricane Irma Weather Balloon Launch
NEWSCAST WEEKEND KTVI (2)
- Exclusive Interview with Governor Greitens
- Protests in St. Louis Following Ruling in Stockley Murder Trial
HEALTH/SCIENCE-NEWS SINGLE STORY – KTVI Bee Venom Therapy
SPORTS-NEWS SINGLE STORY – KTVI Go ’Till She Blows
SPORTS-NEWS FEATURE – KTVI The Wreck Responders
SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT REPORT-NEWS SERIES – KTVI (2)
- Inside the Academy Best of Series
- Contact 2
SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT-PROGRAM/SPECIAL – KPLR Presidential Libraries, Museums & More
ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT-NEWS STORY – KTVI St. Louis Pipes and Drums
EDUCATION/SCHOOLS-NEWS SINGLE STORY/PROGRAM FEATURE SEGMENT – KTVI Illinois 1st Grader Becomes Hero in Puerto Rico
SOCIETAL CONCERNS-NEWS SINGLE STORY/PROGRAM FEATURE SEGMENT – KTVI Hear the Soul
ON-CAMERA TALENT: ANCHOR-WEATHER – KTVI & KPLR Chris Higgins
ON-CAMERA TALENT: REPORTER – KTVI Mike Colombo
NEWS PROMO-SINGLE SPOT – KTVI Everywhere I Go
GRAPHICS/ANIMATION-NEWS/PROGRAM – KTVI Gregory Schrick
VIDEO JOURNALIST –KTVI Wade Smith
Winners will be announced September 22 at the 42nd EMMY Gala in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center.
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.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.