April 23, 2010

KGW NewsChannel 8 Receives 21 Emmy Nominations

Belo station earns more nominations than all other Portland competitors

PORTLAND, OR- - KGW NewsChannel 8 was nominated for 21 Emmy awards by the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) in a competition that includes the Seattle market. KGW NewsChannel 8 was nominated for more awards than all other Portland commercial television stations combined.

The nominations for outstanding work spanned every aspect of television journalism from best morning and evening newscasts, to best team coverage, best spot news, best weather anchor, best writing, best reporting, best moderator, best photography, and best news promo. KGW NewsChannel 8 was additionally honored with a nomination for overall station excellence.

Details of each of the award nominations are below:

Station Excellence

- KGW; D J Wilson, President/General Manage

Morning/Daytime News (Markets 21-80)

- Search for Missing Climbers; KGW; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director

- Rip City Uprise; KGW; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director

Evening News (Markets 21-80)

- Workplace Shooting & School Fire; KGW; Kara Genett, Producer

- Search for Climbers Continues; KGW; Gina Zandy, Producer

Team Coverage

- January Storm; KGW; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director

- Search for Mt. Hood Climbers; KGW; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director

Spot News

- January Storm; KGW; Rod Gramer, Executive News Director

Anchor - Weather

- 2009 Weather and Climate; KGW; Matt Zaffino

News Special

- Winds of Change; KGW; Rich Kurz, Special Projects Manager; Matt Zaffino, Chief Meteorologist/Host; Paul Kenney, Director

News Series

- Giving Back; KGW; Tracy Barry, Anchor

General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours

- One Day of My Life; KGW; Kurt Austin, Photojournalist/Producer

- What's the Mayor Wearing?; KGW; Anne Yeager, Reporter; Kurt Austin, Photographer

General Assignment Report - No Time Limit

- Surfer Feud; KGW; Teresa Yuan, Reporter; Jim Culp, Photographer

Environment - News

- Grant McOmie - Composite; KGW; Grant McOmie, Environmental Reporter

Feature News Report - Light Feature

- Crossing to Safety; KGW; Kurt Austin, Photographer; Erica Heartquist, Reporter

Program Host/Moderator

- Straight Talk Composite; KGW; Laural Porter Houlihan

Reporter - Specialty Assignment

- Grant McOmie - Composite; KGW; Grant McOmie

Writer - News

- Scott Burton Writing Composite; KGW; Scott Burton

Photographer - News

- A Slice of Oregon; KGW; Kurt Austin

Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot

- NewsChannel 8 @ Sunrise-This Day Matters; KGW; Randy Cobb, Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

About Belo Corp.
KGW is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Brenda Buratti, Director of Programming and Creative Services, KGW, at 503-226-5130

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1501 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, Oregon 97201
And the KGW Studio on the Square