KFOR Wins 4 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards

KFOR Wins 4 Heartland Regional Emmy Awards

NewsChannel 4 Recognized For Excellence

KFOR NewsChannel 4, Tribune Media’s Oklahoma City station, is pleased to announce the station has won four Heartland Regional Emmy Awards at the Heartland Regional Emmy Chapter Awards Banquet Saturday, July 18th at the Oklahoma History Center.

NewsChannel 4 anchor/reporter Ali Meyer, along with photographer Travis Schutten, won a Heartland Emmy Award in the Societal Concerns category for their report, The Wrong Man, a profile of a murder from 1974. This is a case Ali has followed for a decade. 40 years after the crime, both convicted murderers insist they are innocent. Long after the guilty verdict two prosecutors, the victim’s sister, a juror and others seriously question if they sent the wrong man to prison.

“Good storytelling and journalism excellence are what we strive for every day at NewsChannel 4. We want to keep viewers informed and in touch with our community. To receive this Emmy award is an honor,” said Carlton Houston, News Director of KFOR NewsChannel 4 and KAUT Freedom 43 TV.

Weather coverage is extremely important to Oklahomans and the promotion department at KFOR and KAUT won the Emmy in the news promo campaign category (4 Warn Weather Image) with a series of emotionally resonant promotional spots. The creative efforts for this campaign were spearheaded by Joe Kozlowski, Creative Services Director, Todd Rich, Promotion Manager, Mike Smith, Design Director, Brenna Campbell and Brian Caskey, designers, Justin Kracht, producer and Marcus Ross, photographer.

“Our news, weather and promotion teams work together very well. They also work very hard every day. They know Oklahoma and they touch the lives of our viewers with their good work, on air and online,” said Wes Milbourn, President and General Manager of KFOR and KAUT.

The promotion team also won an Emmy in the program promo single spot category for the entertaining spot, Gimme Some Jimmy, featuring the hot local country band, Lower 40 singing about the NewsChannel 4 at 10:00 news team and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

In the graphic arts animation, news competition, designer Brian Caskey was awarded an Emmy in this category for the second year in a row amidst tough competition from a Denver television station.

For a complete list of Heartland Regional Emmy Awards, click here: http://emmyawards.tv/files/2012/12/2015_WinnersPDF.pdf


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