KJRH news wins regional Emmys
KJRH 2NEWS Works for You received two Emmys for outstanding work at the 27th Annual Heartland Regional Emmy Awards presented by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards were held July 13 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in Denver while a simultaneous presentation occurred at The University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh Center in Edmond. KJRH won in the categories of Best Morning/Daytime Newscast and Best Children/Youth/Teen Program.
The “2 Works for You against Bullying” primetime program won an award for Best Children/Youth/Teen Program. The half-hour special examined the problem of bullying and its impact and what is being done to prevent it. It was produced and anchored by Russ McCaskey and featured news stories produced and reported by reporters Michelle Lowry, Breanne Palmerini, Justin Wilfon and Sara Goldenberg and Multimedia Journalists John Guthery, Dennis Meister and Jim Doutt.
2NEWS Today won an Emmy for Best Morning/Daytime Newscast for the September 5 coverage of the Barnard School Fire” a fire that took over five hours to contain. The winning newscast was anchored by Justin Wilfon and Deana Silk and featured field reporting by Dan Pearlman, John Guthery, Mark Rains and Jim Doutt. It was produced and edited by Kylie Frakes, Stephanie Carr and Drew Barker.
The Heartland Chapter honors the work of television and media professionals in 11 markets and includes stations from Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Colorado Springs, Omaha, Lincoln, Topeka and Grand Junction. The Heartland division is one of 19 different chapters of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and recognizes the work done in 100 categories.