KMGH in Denver and WXIA in Atlanta both earned national recognition for their respective regional news reports by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2021 at the 42nd News & Documentary Emmys held Sept. 28 in New York.
KMGH, the Scripps ABC affiliate in Denver, and WXIA, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Atlanta, both earned national recognition for their respective regional news reports by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2021 at the 42nd News & Documentary Emmys held Sept. 28 in New York.
The awards presented in these categories are not Emmy Awards, but rather a form of special national recognition given to outstanding regional news reports. Award recipients in the regional reporting categories receive crystal pillars rather than Emmy statues.
KMGH won in the Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot or Breaking News category for Not Again: STEM School Shooting. The award recognizes the KMGH news team for its ongoing live breaking news coverage of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting that left one student dead and eight others injured.
WXIA won in the Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report category for The Reveal, 911: Still Lost on the Line – Parkland. The award recognizes WXIA’s investigation into the nation’s 911 system which revealed that every single call from the school went to a 911 center that could not dispatch police for Parkland.
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