KING 5 Receives Regional Emmy Award for Station Excellence

KING 5 Receives Regional Emmy Award for Station Excellence

KING 5 Receives Regional Emmy Award for Station Excellence


Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 11:57 PM

SEATTLE—In a stunning show of excellence in broadcasting, KING 5 was honored with a record 27 statuettes at the 49th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards on June 2. These multiple honors were awarded station-wide and represented 35% of the 76 awards conferred throughout the evening. The station received a record 95 nominations in the awards competition.


In addition to the overall award for Station Excellence, KING 5 was recognized for storytelling, producing, writing, talent and its renowned Promise image campaign.


Reporter John Sharify received the most awards, for Feature News Report - Light Feature, Environment - News, Program Host/Moderator, Reporter - General Assignment, Reporter - Programming, Writer - News and Writer - Program.


Photographer Douglas Burgess received awards in three craft categories: Photographer - Program, Editor - News and Editor - Program. Other craft honors went to Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner, Anchor - Weather; Chris Egan, Anchor - Sports; and Matt Mrozinski, Photographer - News.


Kellie Cheadle, Steve Douglas, Robert Mak and Peter O’Connell each received two EMMY® awards. The complete list of 27 awards is as follows:

Station Excellence
KING 5 - The Home Team • KING • Ray Heacox, President/General Manager

Breaking News
Amanda Knox Verdict • KING • Peter O'Connell, Producer • Dan Rasmussen, Producer

Team Coverage
Amanda Knox Comes Home • KING • Peter O'Connell, Executive Producer

Continuing Coverage
Bully with a Badge • KING • Kellie Cheadle, Executive Producer • Linda Byron, Investigative Reporter • Steve Douglas, Investigative Photographer

Informational Program/Special
Making a Difference • KING • Andrea Oess, Producer

General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours
The Curious Case of Mr. B • KING • Chris Daniels, Reporter • Ryan Coe, Photojournalist/Editor

Feature News Report - Light Feature
The Gift • KING • John Sharify, Reporter/Writer • Matt Mrozinski, Photographer/Editor

Feature News Report - Serious Feature
A Family's Courage • KING • Joe Fryer, Reporter • Matt Mrozinski, Photojournalist

Investigative Report
Their Crime, Your Dime • KING • Kellie Cheadle, Executive Producer • Chris Ingalls, Investigative Reporter • Steve Douglas, Investigative Photographer

Environment - News
Defending Silence • KING • John Sharify, Reporter/Writer • Douglas Burgess, Photographer/Editor

Politics/Government - News
Political Coverage 2011 • KING • Robert Mak, Political Reporter

Human Interest - Feature/Segment
Disgusting Dare • KING • Jim Dever, Talent • Tom Bishop, Photojournalist/Editor

Historic/Cultural - Feature/Segment
Prison Camp Pilot • KING • Michael King, Reporter/Producer • Tom Voelk, Photographer

Public/Current/Community Affairs - Program/Special
Rachel's Challenge • KING • Joan Kinsey, Producer/Writer • Mimi Jung, Anchor/Writer

Politics/Government - Program/Special
KING 5 News Up Front:
A Justice's Battle • KING • Robert Mak, Anchor/reporter • Mike Blakey, Editor • Lawrence Kite, Photographer

Promotion - News Promo - Campaign
KING 5 Image Campaign Promise • KING • Cherylynne Crowther • Mark Feijo, Director • Ryan Subica, Producer

Anchor - Sports
Chris Egan Composite • Chris Egan • KING

Anchor - Weather
Jeff Renner • Jeff Renner • KING

Program Host/Moderator
Sharify on the Mountain • John Sharify • KING

Reporter - General Assignment
Sharify's Stories • John Sharify • KING

Reporter - Programming
Climb of a Lifetime • John Sharify • KING

Writer - News
Sharify's Stories • John Sharify • KING

Writer - Program
Climb of a Lifetime • John Sharify • KING

Photographer - News
Matt Mrozinski Composite • Matt Mrozinski • KING

Photographer - Program
Climb of a Lifetime • Douglas Burgess • KING

Editor - News
Field Studies on the Human Condition • Douglas Burgess • KING

Editor - Program

Climb of a Lifetime • Douglas Burgess • KING

These 27 Regional Emmy® Awards are in addition to other prestigious honors KING 5 has received since April: a Peabody Award for its investigative series, Their Crime, Your Dime; a National Headliner Award for Public Service for the same series and for Feature, Sports or Human Interest for A Family’s Courage; Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence, Continuing Coverage, Hard News, Feature Reporting, Documentary and Website;  and three 1st place awards in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition.


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