WGNO/ABC 26 Nominated for Nine Emmy Awards – Station Nominated for Most Awards in New Orleans Market

WGNO/ABC 26 Nominated for Nine Emmy Awards – Station Nominated for Most Awards in New Orleans Market

Best Arts/Entertainment, Best On-Camera Talent, Best Crime Reporting, Best Historic/Cultural News, Best Photographer 

WGNO, Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, is pleased to announce the station has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter. This is the most nominations the station has received in its history. The award ceremony will be held on December 5, 2015.

“WGNO made history this year with the most EMMY nominations ever at our station, and we tied for top EMMY nominations in New Orleans, said News Director Rick Erbach. “This is a nice mix. It’s awesome to see our product from so many different areas –WGNO News, News with a Twist, and Creative Services receiving acknowledgment from our industry peers. A hearty congratulations to all of our nominees.”

Below is the list of nominees for WGNO:

  • Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story
    The Art of Bodypainting – Bobby Childs
  • Arts/Entertainment – News Series
    Wild Bill Wood Does Hollywood – Bill Wood
  • Arts/Entertainment – News Series
    Trombone Shorty…From Treme to the World Stage – Lebron Joseph
  • Arts/Entertainment – News Series
    Giants of the Fest – Lebron Joseph
  • On-Camera Talent – Reporter – Feature/Human Interest
    Wild Bill Wood – As Seen on TV – Bill Wood
  • Crime-News
    Takita’s Tragedy – Jacki Jing
  • Historic/Cultural – News
    Former Sugar Plantation Doesn’t Sugarcoat Its History – Lebron Joseph
  • Photographer – News
    Mardi Gras Tree – Justin Abshire
  • Promotion-Program-Campaign
    2015 WGNO – God Bless Louisiana – Jeff Funk, Bobby Childs, Michael Jorgenson


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 visit www.tribunemedia.com.