ATLANTA – June 14, 2017 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast honored WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News with 11 Emmy Awards for outstanding team and live news coverage, best on-air news anchor, best morning and 6 p.m. newscasts, best photography, best investigative report and best special news and weather programming on Saturday night, June 10, at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.
NATAS is a professional, non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in visual media. While based in Atlanta, the chapter serves the southeast region comprising the following geographic areas: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Asheville, N.C.
“I am proud that our staff continues to receive recognition for excellence from our industry,” said Tim McVay, Channel 2’s Vice President and General Manager. “Every employee at Channel 2 is committed to producing the best weather, investigative and news coverage for our viewers in the local market,” added McVay.
“It’s an honor to lead such a talented team of journalists,” said Misti Turnbull, Channel 2’s News Director. “It’s humbling and means a lot to be recognized by our peers for superior work. It’s particularly gratifying to be selected tops in the categories of best newscast for our morning and 6 p.m. broadcasts for best news team coverage,” Turnbull continued. “Those awards reflect the hard work by the entire team of anchors, reporters, writers, producers, photographers, graphic designers, editors, digital and social media professionals.”
Channel 2 Action News team members were recognized for outstanding achievement in the following categories:
Best Newscast – Morning (Markets 1-25) – “Channel 2 Action News This Morning,” Shelitha Hurd, Corinne Gensler, James Reed, WSB-TV Atlanta
Specialty Assignment Report News Series “DNA Denial “Jodie Fleischer, Patti Divincenzo, Josh Wade, WSB-TV Atlanta
Weather – Feature News, Segment, Program/Special – “Impacts of Space Weather” – Terah Boyd, Justin Crate, Glenn Burns, WSB-TV Atlanta
Business/Consumer – “Fit-Snitch”, Jodie Fleischer, Josh Wade WSB, WSB-TV, Atlanta
Photographer – News – Josh Wade, WSB-TV, Atlanta
Investigative Report – Many Unhappy Returns: Georgia Recoups Up To $6.4 After WSB-TV Tax Fraud Investigation” – Jodie Fleischer, Justin Crate, Brad Schrade, WSB-TV Atlanta
Human Interest – News Series – “Fake Service Animals” – Wendy Corona, Sheila Schutt, Justin Crate, WSB-TV, Atlanta
On-Camera Talent – Reporter – Live – News – Nicole Carr, WSB, Atlanta
Team Coverage – “Rally Turns to Protests” – Misti Turnbull, WSB-TV, Atlanta
On-Camera Talent – Anchor – News – Jovita Moore, WSB-TV, Atlanta
Newscast – Daily Markets (1 – 25) – “Channel 2 Action News at 6:00PM” – “Hurricane Matthew” – Misti Turnbull, Marcus Foster, Tina Commodore, Joe Cowan, Rachel Lebedin, Drew Kwederas, WSB-TV, Atlanta
About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, m.wsbtv.com, plus News, Weather, Wake-Up and Traffic Apps, airs ESCAPE on its digital sub-channel 2.2, and LAFF on 2.3. WSB-TV also provides news, weather and traffic on WSB-TV’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wsbtv and on Twitter @WSBTV.
About Cox Media Group
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