June 5, 2007
Northwest Newschannel 8 Leads All Portland Television Stations With Six Emmy Awards
Portland, OR - KGW-TV Northwest NewsChannel 8 was the winner of six awards given by the Seattle chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). NewsChannel 8 received six of the seven awards given to Portland commercial television stations in a competition that included the Seattle market. Northwest NewsChannel 8 captured several of the most coveted awards for journalism, including the top awards for evening newscast, breaking news, and continuing coverage.
"We're honored for the recognition for all our efforts by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences," said Paul Fry, NewsChannel 8 President and General Manager. "We're particularly pleased that our breaking news and continuing coverage earned the highest recognition. It demonstrates that viewers can rely on us to bring them the important stories of the day as events unfold."
Here are the awards given to KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8:
Evening News 21-80
KGW-TV, "Best Newscast Entry - KGW TV", Carol McClain, Producer
KGW-TV, "Hillsboro Air Crash", KGW staff
Feature News Report - No time limit
KGW-TV, "Standing Tall", Laural Porter, Reporter, Kurt Austin, Photographer
KGW-TV, "Search for Mt. Hood Climbers", KGW staff
Promotion - Program - Single Spot
KGW-TV, "Friday Night Flights", Gary Furlow, Writer/Producer/Editor
Photographer - News
KGW-TV, "Never Forget/O'Slavic's Parade", Kurt Austin, Photographer
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