June 9, 2010
KGW NewsChannel 8 Honored with Four Regional Emmys
PORTLAND, OR - KGW NewsChannel 8 was honored Saturday, June 5 with four awards in the 47th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards. KGW NewsChannel 8 was the only Portland station to win in any category. The awards are conducted by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
KGW NewsChannel 8 earned the award for best team coverage for its expansive live coverage of the January snowstorm. The station also captured first place for best general assignment report within 24 hours. In both of these categories Portland stations compete with stations in the larger market of Seattle.
KGW NewsChannel 8 took home the first place awards for best morning newscast and best evening newscast for markets 21-80. The station's morning and evening newscasts are the most watched local newscasts in their time periods.
"We're thrilled to be recognized by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the quality journalism that we strive to deliver every day, whether it's on television, on our website, or on our mobile application," said DJ Wilson, President and General Manager of the KGW Media Group. "Our viewers honor us by making us their #1 choice for local news, and we're delighted to be recognized with these prestigious awards."
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