MidSouth Emmy Nominations Announced, WRAL-TV Earns Numerous Nods

National Academy of Television Arts & SciencesThe Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced their annual Emmy nominees on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and WRAL-TV is proud to have made the list multiple times.  The station received a total of 23 nominations, including the overall nomination for News Excellence.

The Emmy winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, on January 20, 2018.  The event will mark the 32nd presentation of the Mid-South Emmy Awards.

The WRAL-TV nominees are:

NEWS EXCELLENCE
WRAL-TV

NEWSCAST/EVENING
Downtown Raleigh Fire – Lori Grant, Jay Nelson, Alison King, Diana Alston, Heather Trevaskis, Petrick James, Adam Owens, Gina Benitez, Jamie Thomas, Dave Henderson, Kelly Riner, Ken Smith, WRAL-TV

SPOT NEWS
Downtown Raleigh Fire – Jay Nelson, Lori Grant, Jamie Thomas, Kelly Riner, Heather Trevaskis, Dave Henderson, Aspry Jones, Adam Owens, Mikaya Thurmond, Ken Smith, Gina Benitez, Petrick James, WRAL-TV

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT – NO TIME LIMIT
Mother Teresa Canonization – Bryan Mims, Chad Flowers, WRAL-TV

CONTINUING COVERAGE – WITHIN 24 HOURS
Raleigh Officer Shot – Rick Gall, Stephanie Beck, Mark Stebnicki, Chad Flowers, Kathryn Brown, Amanda Lamb, WRAL-TV

SERIOUS FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Dog Attacking Kids – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, David McCorkle, WRAL-TV

LIGHT FEATURE NEWS SERIES
Tar Heel Traveler – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Teacher Texts – Monica Laliberte, David McCorkle, Jennifer Sorber Smith, WRAL-TV

BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORT
Low E Windows – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, David McCorkle, WRAL-TV

SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT REPORT
5 On Your Side – Ransomware – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, David McCorkle, WRAL-TV

SPORTS NEWS FEATURE
Erik Kramer – Jeff Gravley, Bradley Scott Simmons, WRAL-TV

SPORTS FEATURE
Basketball Town – Mandy Mitchell, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL
Race Exhibit – Scott Mason, WRAL-TV

DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL
Black and Blue – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Gerald Owens, WRAL-TV
State of Inequality – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, David Crabtree, WRAL-TV

ENTERTAINMENT
WRAL.com Original: Bitty & Beau’s Beyond the Coffee Shop – Shelly Leslie, Jillian Knight, Anita Normanly, Hannah Webster, WRAL-TV

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE (PSA) SPOT
Unity – Marc Derro, Karin Fullington, Gayle Hardy, Glenn Dion, WRAL-TV

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE (PSA) CAMPAIGN
Project No Rest – Elizabeth Kline, Niel Sollod, Christian McIlwain, Walter Nelson, David Sweeney, Brad Schaible, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/NEWS
WRAL Investigates: Daycare Ratings – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV
WRAL Investigates: Teacher Texts – Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/NEWS IMAGE
2:23AM – Jay Yovanovich, Jillian Knight, WRAL-TV

PROMO SPOT/IMAGE
WRAL Documentary: Black & Blue – Jay Yovanovich, Shelly Leslie, Shan Zhong, Justin Arner, WRAL-TV

PROMO CAMPAIGN
Relentless Pursuit of Excellence – Jay Yovanovich, Anita Normanly, Justin Arner, Pamela Allen, WRAL-TV

GRAPHIC ARTS
Shan Graphic Arts Composite – Shan Zhong, WRAL-TV

WRITER/NEWS
Bryan Mims Writing Composite – Bryan Mims, WRAL-TV

Find a full list of the nominees here:  32nd Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Nominations

Watch the archived live stream of the nomination announcements here.

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