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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -– CBS 3 and The CW Philly have once again garnered the lion’s share of Emmy nominations from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – more than any other broadcast or cable channel in the region — taking home 38 nods. The Emmy Awards recognize excellence in news, sports, programming, public service and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The award ceremony will be held at the Philadelphia Hilton Hotel located on City Avenue on Saturday, September 22.
CBS 3/CW Philly’s Eyewitness News was nominated for outstanding journalism in various categories including News Excellence, Evening Newscast, Morning Newscast, Team Coverage, Spot News, Continuing Coverage, Investigative Report, Business/Consumer News, Feature News, Health News, Education/Schools, Human Interest, Sports and Special Event Coverage among other categories. CBS 3 also received a nomination for overall Station Excellence.
On-air staff nominations included Anchors Susan Barnett, Chris May, Pat Ciarrocchi and Natasha Brown; Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan, Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl, Reporters Jericka Duncan, Walt Hunter, Elizabeth Hur, Oren Liebermann, Robin Rieger and Ben Simmoneau, and Meteorologists Kathy Orr and Carol Erickson and Sports Director Beasley Reece.
The stations’ On Your Side brand campaign earned a nod in the Promotion category and Community Service efforts were recognized as well with nominations for programming on behalf of Alex’s Lemonade Stand and for the Star Spangled Summer campaign which encourages families, neighborhoods and businesses throughout our region to proudly display the American Flag. Remembering 9/11: Ten Years Later also picked up a nomination in the Historic/Cultural Program/Special category.
“It’s a distinct honor to be recognized by our peers in the industry with such an impressive number of nominations in categories across the board,” says Vice President and News Director Susan Schiller. “For the Eyewitness News team to lead the way for another consecutive year is quite an achievement, and I would like to thank and congratulate the staff at our stations, whose passion and creativity make this all possible for our viewers.”
For a complete list of Emmy Award nominees, click here.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.