September 26, 2006


HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 has been nominated for 35 awards for excellence -- including Overall Station Excellence -- in the National Television Academy's 2006 Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter. Channel 11 received more nominations than any other Houston television station.

"To be nominated for an Emmy Award is an outstanding achievement for any organization," says Channel 11 President and General Manager, Peter Diaz. "But to be honored with 35 nominations is tremendous. I'm extremely proud of the entire 11News team and the hundreds of professionals who support the work they do everyday."

Channel 11 Executive News Director Keith Connors says, "It's our job to keep viewers informed by giving them the best news and information every day. These award nominations support what we've always believed, that Channel 11 has assembled a group of journalists who work hard to produce newscasts for people who value substance over sensationalism and help them make sense of their world."

Channel 11 received Emmy nominations in the following categories:

Overall Station Excellence

11News "The Spirit of Texas"

Peter Diaz, President and General Manager

News Excellence


Keith Connors, Executive News Director

Team Coverage

"The Enron Verdict"

Keith Connors, Executive News Director


"11News at 10"

Jack Acosta, Producer

Lisa Crouch, Executive Producer

News Special

"Overcoming Katrina"

Don Graham, Executive Producer

General Assignment Report 24 Hours


Jeremy Desel, Reporter

"Finding Lost Loved Ones"

Jason Whitely, Reporter

Nathan Kvinge, Photojournalist

"Soldier Homecoming"

Jeremy Desel, Reporter

Frank McBride, Photojournalist

General Assignment Report No Time Limit

"Handcuffed and Beaten"

Dan Lauck, Reporter

Tom Empey, Photojournalist

Breaking News

"Hurricane Rita Checks In"

Mark Greenblatt, Reporter

Chris Henao, Photojournalist/Producer

Continuing Coverage 24 Hours

"Katrina The Day After"

Jeremy Desel, Reporter

Keith Tomshe, Photojournalist

Investigative Reporting Single Story

"Caught on Camera"

Mark Greenblatt, Reporter

"Incompetent Landlord"

Mark Greenblatt, Reporter

"Response Roulette?"

Jeremy Rogalski, Reporter

Investigative Report Series

"Caremark Investigation"

Jeremy Rogalski, Reporter

Feature News Report 24 Hours

"Red the Wheelchair Dog"

Brad Woodard, Reporter

Tom Empey, Photojournalist

Business Consumer News Series

"Credit Counseling Crisis"

Mark Greenblatt, Reporter

Crime News Singe Story

"Lil Home Depot"

Dan Lauck, Reporter

Gregg Hamilton, Photojournalist

"Driver's Ed for Thieves"

Dan Lauck, Reporter

Ed Lightbourn, Photojournalist

Health/Science News Single Story

"Their Daughter the Donor"

Jason Whitely, Reporter

Chris Desmond, Photojournalist

Human Interest News Single Story

"A Perfect Match"

Nancy Holland, Reporter

John Shaw, Photojournalist

Politics/Government Single Story

"Social Insecurity"

Jeremy Rogalski, Reporter

Specialty Assignment Report News Single Story

"Heroes Left Behind"

Mark Greenblatt, Reporter

Chris Henao, Producer

Sports Single Story

"Fumbled Fatherhood"

Jeremy Rogalski, Reporter

Weather Program/Special

"Gulf of Fury"

Susan Huft, Producer

Children Youth Program


Marc Issacs, Producer

Magazine Program

"The Best of Walton's World Gone Wild"

Johnathan Walton, Reporter

Nathan Kvinge, Photojournalist/Editor

Promotion News Campaign

"Make Sense of Your World"

Dale Lockett, Creative Services Director

Graphic Arts Graphics

"Design Excellence"

Robyn Hughes, Art Director

Fotis Gerakis, Art Director

Eddie Lozano, Art Director

Graphic Arts Animation

"Animation Excellence"

Robyn Hughes, Art Director

Fotis Gerakis, Art Director

Eddie Lozano, Art Director

On Camera Talent Host

Whitney Casey

On Camera Talent Reporter General Assignment

Jason Whitely

On Camera Talent Reporter Investigative

Mark Greenblatt

On Camera Talent Reporter Investigative

Jeremy Rogalski

Writer News

"Write This!"

Jeremy Desel, Reporter

The 2006 Emmys will be presented at a ceremony in Houston on October 21st.

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