November 30, 2006

WCNC Garners 30 Emmy Nominations

More than any other Charlotte television station

CHARLOTTE -- WCNC received 30 Emmy nominations, more than all of its market competitors combined. The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominations for the 21st Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards on November 17. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, on Saturday, January 27, 2007.

Leading the way are the nominations for overall news excellence and evening newscast. "We are excited and honored to be recognized for the quality of our work. It is a testament to the excellence we strive to bring to our viewers everyday," says Executive News Director Mary Alvarez.

WCNC Nominations:

News Excellence
Newscast Evening: Megan McLendon
Spot News: Anna Crowley "Ice Storm"
Continuing Coverage: "Immigration Debate"
Feature Series: Jeff Sonier "3 R's of Recruiting"
Human Interest Story: John Snyder "Bataan Death March Survivors". Mike Redding & Andy Benton "Curve Ball", "My New Voice"
Human Interest Series: Stuart Watson, Bobby Rettew "Hiding in Plain Sight"
Investigative Report: Jeff Sonier "Home Sick Home". Jeff Sonier, John Gray "Loans Without A License"
Business/Consumer Report: Stuart Watson, John Gray, Bobby Rettew "Charity Scams composite". Jeff Sonier, John Gray "Holding Pattern"
Specialty Assignment Report: Mike Redding, Andy Benton "The Italian Traveler"
News Special: Allison Andrews, John Gray, Bobby Rettew "Pain At The Pump"
Sports Segment: Bobby Rettew, Mike Redding "On Your Mark"
Sports Program/Series: Allison Andrews "The Battle in Seattle"
Arts/Entertainment: "Carolina Traveler"
Magazine: Carolina Traveler
Public Affairs: Rachel Clapp, Dan Starks "Don't Be A Victim"
Special Event/Live: Allison Andrews, Mariano Archdeacon, Steve Kiser "South Park Tree Lighting"
Interactivity: Amy Lehtonen -
Director - News: Mariano Archdeacon
Editor - News: Ken Shermer
Editor - Program: Andy Benton
Photography Program: Carolina Traveler
Writer - News: Jeff Sonier
Writer - Program: Mike Redding
Writer - Short Form: John Snyder

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to fostering excellence in television. The academy has 19 chapters with 15,000 members nationwide. The Nashville/Midsouth Region encompasses the States of North Carolina (except Asheville) and Tennessee, and the television market of Huntsville, Alabama.

21st Midsouth Emmy Awards Nomination List

21st Emmy Awards Press Release


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 7,400 employees and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also 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). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al D a in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.