By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Friday, June 12, 2015
I am sorry I skipped the Southeastern Emmys this past weekend at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, but alas, I decided to take Saturday night off from work. Crazy, right?
In this blog, I’ve name-dropped the Emmys twice already this week: CBS46’s Scott Light lost his job and won an Emmy for best anchor. That’s pure irony. And CBS46’s Adam Murphy kept his job and won two. That’s because CBS46 is all about the news, as in all their changes have been newsworthy to me.
Anyway, as usual, 11 Alive (WXIA-TV) ran away with the wins: 28 to be exact, including best news editor (Brendan Keefe), best news producer (Molly Baker), best general assignment reporter and video journalist (Jeremy Campbell), best sports reporter (Matt Pearl), best news photographer (Nick Moron), best news writer (Jaye Watson), journalistic enterprise (“DFCS” Rebecca Lindstrom) and news excellence.
That’s up from 20 the past two years.
Georgia Public Broadcasting brought home 18 including historical documentary (“Dean Rusk: At the Heartbeat of History”), interview (“First Family From Plains”), lifestyle feature (“The BBQ Show”) and overall excellence, beating WXIA and WSB.
Channel 2 Action News’ 9 wins included best daily newscast (5 p.m.), breaking news (Forsyth Courthouse Shooting), spot news (Police Chase & Arrest with Richard Elliot), continuing coverage (DeKalb Corruption), team coverage (Second Snowstorm) and investigative reporter (Jodie Fleischer).
Univision and Fox Sports South took home five each while Telemundo Atlanta garnered four.
CBS46 won three, as noted above.
Public Broadcasting Atlanta pocketed two.
Fox 5 clearly does not make Emmys a priority. It had exactly one nomination for an investigative report and zero wins.