August 2, 2010

WHAS 11 Awarded 8 Emmys including Special Event Coverage and Special Achievement Award for Overall Station Excellence!

Louisville, KY- The 46th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards were held at a black-tie gala this past Saturday in Columbus, Ohio and WHAS11 was honored with eight (8) Emmy Awards, more than any other Kentuckiana station, for broadcast excellence in news reporting, special event coverage, and special achievement for overall station excellence.

WHAS11 President and General Manager Mark Pimentel said, "It's rewarding to see our commitment to broadcast journalism and overall station excellence recognized by our peers", and Executive News Director Mark Neerman said, "This is a great achievement that everyone can celebrate. Not only is Kentuckiana noticing the stations good work but the Emmy judges are as well. Congratulations to all!"

WHAS11 received the Emmy in the following categories:
Feature News Report - Single Story
Drag's A Life, WHAS
Adrianna Hopkins and Steven Richard

Investigative Report - Series
Male Modeling, WHAS
Andy Treinen

Crime - News
A Rose is a Rose, WHAS
Adam Walser

Human Interest - News
The Outsiders, WHAS
Adrianna Hopkins and Steven Richard

Special Event Coverage
Thunder over Louisville 2009, WHAS
Deborah Harbsmeier and Jim Ghrist

Special Achievement: Station Excellence
Mark Pimentel

Photographer - News
Composite, WHAS
Steven Richard

Editor - News
Composite, WHAS
Steven Richard

About Ohio Valley Chapter of NATAS
The roots of The Ohio Valley Chapter of NATAS can be traced to 1959 when the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was petitioned to form a regional Chapter in Columbus, Ohio. In the early 1990's, the Emmy® Award boundaries of all regional chapters were expanded to ensure that every television professional in the United States would have access to and eligibility in the renowned Emmy® Awards. Today, the chapter presents the prestigious and coveted Emmy® Award to television professionals in thirteen markets from four states, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia, and makes scholarships available to students at accredited colleges and universities throughout the region.

About Belo Corp.
WHAS11 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 or by contacting Kirk Szesny, WHAS11 Director of Marketing and Creative Services at 502-582-7870.