CLEVELAND - With a range of honors reflecting its people, content, and programming, ABC affiliate NewsChannel 5 took home 10 Emmy Awards last Saturday night, the most in the Cleveland-Akron market and more than all other local television stations combined.
These awards, issued by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Lower Great Lakes Chapter, capped off a month where NewsChannel 5 was honored with 14 awards from 3 different organizations (NATAS, the Press Club of Cleveland, and the Ohio Associated Press).
“Winning Emmys for best morning and evening newscasts reflects our commitment to giving our viewers in northeast Ohio quality, relevant journalism,” stated NewsChannel 5’s News Director Jill Manuel. “To deliver on our station’s On Your Side promise requires individual dedication as well as teamwork – I’m proud of all our employees for their contributions to our newscasts and our communities.”
The complete list of Emmy Awards winners is:
In addition, NewsChannel5 earned several top honors from the Ohio Associated Press:
Finally, newsnet5.com earned 1st Place for Television Website Design from the Press Club of Cleveland.
“As more people are relying on the web to get their local news updates, it’s great to know newsnet5.com can serve as a one-stop site for viewers to stay well-informed,” said Colleen Seitz, NewsChannel 5’s New Media Director. The award reflects the work of Seitz, Mike Waterhouse, Jen Steer, and Garrett Downing.
“NewsChannel 5’s goal is to keep people informed 24/7, whether they’re watching us on television, using our website, or staying connected to us via a social media site,” said NewsChannel 5’s Sam Rosenwasser, Vice President & General Manager. “While it’s gratifying to get acknowledgement from our peers, the biggest honor of all is the positive response we’re getting from our viewers and users throughout northeast Ohio. We’re On Your Side for them.”
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