WGNO/ABC Wins 4 Emmy Awards

WGNO/ABC Wins 4 Emmy Awards

Including Best Arts/Entertainment and Best Writer

December 5, 2016 – WGNO, Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, is pleased to announce the station has been honored with  four Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter.

“News with a Twist” reporter “Wild” Bill Wood received three Emmy Awards and the station’s Creative Service Director Jeff Funk was honored for WGNO’s ongoing campaign “God Bless Louisiana,” for which the station’s has won Emmy Awards for three consecutive years.

“Wild Bill Wood is one of the great storytelling reporters. He weaves a story with memorable moments and creativity. Jeff Funk’s passion with our God Bless Louisiana campaign is never ending. Jeff and his team capture the essence, tradition, and culture of Louisiana with breathtaking photography and writing,” said News Director Rick Erbach.

Arts/Entertainment-News Series
Bill Wood – A Nose for News
Bill Wood and Justin Abshire

Arts/Entertainment-News Feature
Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
Bill Wood

Wild Bill
Wild Bill Wood Writes Good

Writer-Short Form (Promos, PSA’s, Commercials, Opens, etc.)
Jeff Funk
God Bless Louisiana Water


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