June 7, 2007
Regional Emmys Award KING 5 Nearly Two Dozen
Seattle, WA - Judging for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter (NATAS) and the Western Washington Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) resulted in a total of 36 awards for KING 5, Seattle/Tacoma's NBC affiliate and number one television station, this past weekend. Among the awards, NATAS recognized KING 5 for Overall Station Excellence and SPJ named KING5.com tops in the Best Overall Website and Best Site Design categories . KING 5 has won Overall Station Excellence since the award's inception three years ago. Altogether, the work generated by KING 5 resulted in 22 Emmy awards and 14 SPJ awards.
"This recognition received by the Belo Seattle staff is a testament to everyone's diligence, work ethic and focus," said Ray Heacox, president and general manager of KING 5, KONG 6/16, NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) and Weather Plus. "I'm proud of their efforts in support of our legacy and the commitment to quality journalism and local programming we have pledged to our community."
The awards recognized the wide reach of KING 5, from news, on air and on the Web, to local programming, such as Evening Magazine, to marketing. Winning categories included best newscast, breaking news, investigative reporting, political analysis, health coverage and documentaries, on-camera reporters and anchors and photojournalism.
"Our job is to provide our audience with news they can trust on-air and online to meet their needs," said Pat Costello, vice president of news for KING 5, KING5.com, NWCN and NWCN.com. "Recognition by our peers demonstrates the strength of our team's commitment to our viewers and to producing compelling content."
Other Belo winners in the Northwest included KGW in Portland, OR and KTVB in Boise, ID. The Northwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences serves television professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana. The 44th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards and the 2006 SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards were both held Saturday, June 2. For a complete list of KING 5's Emmy and SPJ awards, please see below.
Northwest Chapter 44th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards:
KING-TV, "KING 5 News at 5", Erik Breon, Producer, Norm Ohashi, Executive Producer; Station Excellence - KING-TV, "KING 5", Ray Heacox, General Manager; KING-TV, "Our House is Sinking!!", Pete Cassam, Photojournalist, Susannah Frame, Reporter; KING-TV, "Walrus Love", Ron Sanford, Photojournalist, Eric Wilkinson, Reporter; KING-TV, "Nothing to Call Home", Susannah Frame, Reporter, Kellie Cheadle, Producer, Eric Olson, Photographer; KING-TV, "Louie Louie", St. George Bryan, Reporter, Mark Morache, Editor; KING-TV, "Smallest One Room Schoolhouse", Josephine Cheng, Reporter, Mark Morache, Photographer/Editor; KING-TV, "Clearing the Air: The Truth About Lung Cancer", Joan Kinsey, Writer/Producer, Jean Enersen, Writer/Producer, Brenda Miyake, Writer/Co-Producer, Tim Griffis, Photographer/Editor, Mike Hays, Photographer/Editor; KING-TV, "KING 5 News Up Front: The Politics of Justice", Robert Mak, Anchor/Reporter, Michael Cate, Producer, Mike Blakey, Editor; KING-TV, "Croquet Crashers", Eric Riddle, Producer; KING-TV, "Jonah's Story", Joan Kinsey, Writer/Producer, Blake Hurley, Editor; KING-TV, "KING5 News Up Front: Gay Rights Debate", Robert Mak, Anchor/Reporter, Michael Cate, Producer, Mike Blakey, Editor; KING-TV, "Gifts of Life", Joan Kinsey, Writer/Producer, Kim Griffis, Writer/Producer, Jean Enersen, Host/Producer; KING-TV, "Been Drinkin' Tonight?", Kim Griffis, Reporter, Mark Morache, Photographer/Editor; KING-TV, "A Job to Die For", St. George Bryan, Reporter, Mark Morache, Editor; KING-TV, "KING 5 News Up Front: Initiative 933", Robert Mak, Anchor/Reporter, Sean Estes, Photographer, Mike Blakey, Editor; KING-TV, "KING 5 Investigators", Enrico Benjamin, Promotions Producer; KING-TV, "First Alert Weather", Jeff Renner; KING-TV, "Ten Little Fingers", Josephine Cheng, Reporter; KING-TV, "NW Backroads: Beyond Yellowstone", Keven Strehle, Producer/Editor/Director of Photography; KING-TV, "KING5.com 2006 Election Night Webcast & Results", Cory Bergman, Producer/Director of Digital Media, Carolyn Douglas, Anchor/Reporter, John Goff, Chief of Development; KING-TV, "Drive: Cars", Tom Voelk, Reporter/Editor.
SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards:
Chris Daniels, Pete Cassam, KING, "Amber alert -- two kids missing"; Staff, KING, "Dec. 14-15 wind storm"; Staff, KING, "Seven die in Capitol Hill shooting rampage"; Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Troubling treatment"; Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Signs of trouble"; HM. Laural Porter, Kurt Austin, KGW, "Dead tired"; Chris Ingalls, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Nursing home cons"; Susannah Frame, Kellie Cheadle, Eric Olson, KING, "Nothing to call home"; Jean Enersen, Joan Kinsey, Brenda Miyake, KING, "Clearing the air: the truth about lung cancer"; Jean Enersen, Joan Kinsey, Kim Griffis, KING, "Gifts of life"; HM. Norm Ohashi, Kellie Cheadle, Kevin Glantz, KING, "KING5 Investigators Special"; Staff, KING, "Election night web cast and results"; Staff, KING, www.king5.com; Staff, KING, www.king5.com; Chris Daniels, Ken Jones, KING, "Seahawk nuns"; Bill Skok, KING, "Katrina kids' big surprise"
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