WGNO/ABC Nominated for 6 Emmy Awards

WGNO/ABC Nominated for 6 Emmy Awards

Including Best Photographer and Best Writer

October 17, 2017 – WGNO, Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, is pleased to announce the station has been nominated for six Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter.

WGNO’s Wild Bill Wood and photojournalist Justin Abshire were nominated for six Emmy awards this year, with Wild Bill honored with more Emmy nominations this year than any other individual in the chapter and Abshire the only photographer in the New Orleans market nominated for an Emmy

PHOTOGRAPHER (Photographer – News)
Justin Abshire Poet for Pictures
Justin Abshire

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT (Arts/Entertainment – News Series)
That’s Entertainment That Moves
Bill Wood

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEENS (Children/Youth/Teens – News)
Homework From the Heart – “Wild Bill’s” Amazing Kids
Bill Wood

Talent (Reporter – Consumer)
Wild Bill Brews at 40,000 Feet
Bill Wood

Talent (Reporter – Feature/Human Interest)
Wild Bill’s High School Heroes
Bill Wood

WRITER (Writer – News)
Wild Bill Wood Writes Real Good
Bill Wood

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 2nd in Orlando.

WGNO, owned by Tribune Media, is the ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans, Louisiana area, as well as parts of southern and coastal Mississippi. It is home to the popular and eccentric “News with a Twist” at 5 and 6PM, the Award Winning “God Bless Louisiana” campaign and all of your favorite ABC shows. WGNO, which launched as WWOM in 1967, becoming WGNO in 1969, currently airs 22 ½ hours of locally produced news and informational programming every week (23 ½ hours in the fall with Friday Night Football.) For more information, please visit http://wgno.com/

Jessica Bellucci
VP, Communications
Tribune Broadcasting
O: 212-210-2626