KING 5 Leads Northwest with 21 Emmys


by KING 5

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 15 at 4:35 PM


Seattle, WA – KING 5 won 21 Northwest Regional Awards at the 48th Annual Emmy awards banquet on Saturday, June 11th. Receiving more Emmys than KOMO and KIRO combined, KING collected multiple awards for investigative journalism, news photography and local programming. 
“No television station in the Northwest produces more local news and programming than KING 5”, said Pat Costello, Vice President and Station Manager for KING / KONG / NWCN. “We’re honored to receive Emmy’s across so many categories. It reflects the excellent work and the wide variety of the things we do throughout Western Washington.”
KING 5 News took home 15 Emmys including investigative and general assignment reporting, continuing coverage, health news, crime news, political special, news series, news writer, news editor, news photographer and video journalist. The “KING 5 Investigators Primetime Special” and “Mount St. Helens: 30 Years Later” won in the information special and news special categories respectively.    
In local programming, KING 5’s Evening Magazine received five Emmy’s: Meeghan Black for program host, reporting, arts / entertainment and historic / cultural segments, and special event coverage for “New Years at the Needle.”
KING 5’s Home Team Harvest food drive also received an Emmy for community service.
In addition to the awards banquet, NATAS honored KING 5 news photojournalist Ken Jones with induction into the Northwest Chapter’s society of honor, the Silver Circle.  
 The Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) serves television professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.
2011 Northwest Regional Emmy Awards
  • Continuing Coverage
    • Waste on the Water
  • Informational Program / Special – News
    • KING 5 Investigators Primetime Special 
  • Investigative Report
    • Their Crime, Your Dime
  • News Special
    • Mount St. Helens: 30 Years Later
  • General Assignment Report – Within 24 Hours
    • Little Heroes
  • General Assignment Report – No Time Limit
    • Gifts of Love  
  • News Series
    • Sign of Times
  • Health / Science – News
    • Meg Coyle Medical Stories
  • Crime – News
    • Cops and Robbers
  • Politics / Government – Program / Special
    • KING 5 News Up Front Voter Guide
  • Writer – News
    • Sharify Reports
  • Photographer - News
    • Otra Ano de Amor y Muerte
  • Editor – News (Two Awards)
    • Electronic Images Cleverly Arranged for Broadcast
    • A Splice of Seattle
  • Video Journalist
    • Sanford Nat Paks 2010


  • Community Service
    • KING 5’s Home Team Harvest
  • Program Host / Moderator
    • Hosting Evening Magazine - Meeghan Black
  • Arts / Entertainment – Feature / Segment
    • Made with Milk
  • Historical / Cultural – Feature / Segment
    • WWII’s Forgotten Women
  • Reporter – Programming
    • Kim Holcomb in 15 Minutes or Less
  • Special Event Coverage (Other than News or Sports)
    • New Year’s at the Needle 
About Belo Corp.

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