February 1, 2006
WCNC-TV is Charlotte's Most Honored News Team---Again!
Charlotte, NC -- WCNC-TV returned from the Mid-South Regional Emmys with ten more Emmys, making WCNC Charlotte's most honored news team once again. The Emmy award ceremony took place Saturday, January 28, 2006, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. WCNC won more Emmys than any other station in Charlotte and any other station in the entire Mid-South Region. The Mid-South region includes Raleigh, Greenville, Wilmington and Greensboro in North Carolina and Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Tri-Cities and Jackson in Tennessee.
News Director Mary Alvarez is very proud of the station's efforts receiving this recognition. "This is the result of hard work by everyone in the newsroom, production and engineering. We are extremely proud of everyone who was nominated and the work everyone does each and everyday."
President and General Manager Stu Powell agrees. "This comes on the heels of our best ratings performance ever which only proves the notion that dedication to excellence can attract viewers as well as accolades." Powell is referring to the latest November 2005 Nielsen which had WCNC finishing ahead of WBTV at 6am and 5pm in Adults 25-54.
The categories in which WCNC won are:
NASCAR Family Tragedy, Mary Alvarez, WCNC
Family Union , Mike Redding, Andy Benton, WCNC Charlotte
Here Comes Frances, Terri Bennett, WCNC
Carolina Traveler (10/24/04), Mike Redding, Andy Benton, WCNC
Spin Cycle, Jeff Sonier, Allison Andrews, WCNC
REPORTING LIVE IN THE FIELD
Jeff Sonier, 6News Live, Jeff Sonier, WCNC
Consumer Bulldog, Rick Yarborough, WCNC
Compilation 2, Jorge Lozano, WCNC
WRITER /NEWS - TIE
Mike Redding News Stories, Mike Redding, WCNC Charlotte
Scott Mason: Stories, Scott Mason, WRAL
WRITER/NON-NEWS - TIE
Mike Redding Stories, Mike Redding, WCNC
The Probe Team II, Jonathan Case, WCCB
WCNC - TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,600 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates media franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets); owns or operates seven cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information contact John Rice, Director of Creative Services - WCNC-TV at 704-329-3684 or email jrice@WCNC.com .