BOSTON – June 29, 2017 – Boston 25 News had a great night at the 40th Boston/New England Emmy Awards Gala, taking home six awards. The team was honored in the breaking news category, winning the Emmy for coverage of a high-speed chase on a major highway that stretched through several cities and towns. The academy also recognized Boston 25 News in the news specialty report category for a compilation of coverage on the heroin crisis affecting Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Boston 25 News Anchor Vanessa Welch headlined the station’s four individual wins, taking home the Emmy for best news anchor. Jacqui Heinrich won the award for best general assignment reporter, Joe Martin won for best news photographer and Steve Mitrano won for graphic design.
“I am very proud of the great journalism that our team produces every day. It is even more special when our peers in the industry recognize our efforts and performance,” said Tom Raponi, WFXT VP & General Manager. “I couldn’t be happier for our news team and the special recognition we received.”
“Our team takes a lot of pride in delivering great breaking news coverage and telling the stories that are important to the people of Boston,” added News Director Mike Oliveira. “I’m so happy that their hard work is being rewarded.”
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