WGNO (ABC) New Orleans Wins Two Emmy Awards

WGNO (ABC) New Orleans Wins Two Emmy Awards

Including Best Arts/Entertainment and Best Promotion Campaign

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

WGNO made history this year with 9 Emmy Award nominations, the most ever at the station, ultimately winning in two categories.  Creative Services Producer Bobby Childs received an Arts/Entertainment Emmy for his compelling story “The Art of Body Painting” which aired on WGNO’s eccentric News with a Twist.  The station’s Creative Services team won Best Promotion Campaign for WGNO’s “God Bless Louisiana,” the second consecutive year the ongoing campaign has won in this prestigious category.

2015 Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story
The Art of Body Painting
Bobby Childs/News With a Twist

2015 Promotion – Program – Campaign
2015 WGNO – God Bless Louisiana
Jeff Funk, Bobby Childs, Michael Jorgenson

“WGNO’s “God Bless Louisiana” campaign continues to not only embody our station’s brand, it throws the spotlight on a region and its people you won’t find anywhere else. These spots are shot and produced 100% in house by folks who are not only from the area, but live and breathe the very things we highlight in our spots.  I am extremely proud of our team’s efforts.”  Jeff Funk Creative Director WGNO ABC and NOLA 38 The CW.


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/

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 more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. 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 other strategic investments in media. For more information please visitwww.tribunemedia.com.