NewsChannel5 honored for investigative journalism at the Great Lakes Emmy Awards wins 3 from Press Club of Cleveland

CLEVELAND - NewsChannel5 employees received top honors Saturday night at the 45th Annual Great Lakes Emmy Awards.  The event took place at the Cleveland Convention Center.

More than 600 entries from the Great Lakes region were received but only 91 of the coveted trophies were awarded.

NewsChannel5 winners include:

The NewsChannel5 Investigative Team for the news special “Pilot Flying J: The Investigation of Jimmy Haslam.”

Investigator Sarah Buduson for her investigation into Cleveland School Bus Drivers still on the job with lengthy disciplinary records.

Consumer Advocate Jonathan Walsh for “Best On Camera Talent.”

Meteorologist Jason Nicholas, Director Steve Kurrent and Executive Producer Berry Pinney for best teen program, “Academic Challenge.”

NewsChannel5 at 11 p.m. for “Best Weekend Newscast.”

NewsChannel5’s website,, was honored with three awards Friday night at the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2014 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards. won first place for best Mobile or Tablet app and Television News Website. The website won second place for Breaking News for Seymour Survivors (

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