KFOR-TV Newschannel Wins Heartland Regional Emmy Award

KFOR-TV Newschannel Wins Heartland Regional Emmy Award

Station Honored for Best News Series

July 18, 2017 – KFOR-TV NewsChannel 4, Tribune Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Oklahoma City, is pleased to announce it has been recognized with a Heartland Regional Emmy award for its reporting on a police officer who was convicted of raping multiple women.

The series, “Cop Convicted: The Daniel Holtzclaw Verdict” was honored as best Specialty Assignment Report – News Series.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award honor outstanding achievement in the television industry. The NATAS Heartland Chapter includes television markets in Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.

With 19 chapters across the country, NATAS is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television.

“KFOR is committed to long-form investigative reporting and stories that directly impact our community.  This award-winning report carries on that tradition and commitment to our viewers.” said Natalie Hughes, KFOR News Director.  “The Holtzclaw verdict captured the attention of Oklahomans and people across the nation.  This report represents truly outstanding journalism.”

“The KFOR newsroom has been repeatedly recognized with state, regional and national awards,” said Wes Milbourn, KFOR/KAUT President and General Manager.  “Our news team is honored to once again be recognized by the Emmy judges.”

NewsChannel 4 was honored in the following category:

Specialty Assignment Report – News Series
“Cop Convicted: The Daniel Holtzclaw Verdict”
Ali Meyer, Reporter – Danny Thompson, Photojournalist
The award-winning, two-part report can be found at:


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