WGNO/ABC Wins 4 Emmy Awards

WGNO/ABC Wins 4 Emmy Awards

Including Best Photographer and Best Talent

New Orleans- December 5, 2017, – WGNO, Tribune Broadcasting’s ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans area, is pleased to announce the station has won four National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards.


PHOTOGRAPHER (Photographer – News)
Justin Abshire Poet for Pictures
Justin Abshire

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT (Arts/Entertainment – News Series)
That’s Entertainment That Moves
Bill Wood

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEENS (Children/Youth/Teens – News)
Homework From the Heart – “Wild Bill’s” Amazing Kids
Bill Wood

Talent (Reporter – Consumer)
Wild Bill Brews at 40,000 Feet
Bill Wood

WGNO’s Wild Bill Wood and photojournalist Justin Abshire were nominated for a total of six Emmy awards this year, with Wild Bill honored with more Emmy nominations this year than any other individual in the chapter and Abshire the only photographer in the New Orleans market nominated (and winning) an Emmy.

Said News Director Rick Erbach,  “I’m very proud of Wild Bill and Justin. Day in and day out they are modern day storytellers who provide our viewers with the best entertainment, people and features in New Orleans.”

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 1Ž2 hours of locally produced news and informational programming every week (23 1Ž2 hours in the fall with Friday Night Football.) For more information, please visit http://wgno.com/