WTHR wins 20 Regional Emmy Awards

Several WTHR staff members pose with the Emmy Awards.
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INDIANAPOLIS, June 20th—WTHR-TV (Channel 13) again has won more Emmy awards than any other single station in the regional competition. The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the 2011 Emmy award recipients Saturday night at a ceremony in Cleveland. The region includes stations from Indianapolis, Cleveland, Toledo and Ft. Wayne.

This is the 16th consecutive year WTHR has dominated the regional Emmys. WTHR won a total of 20 Emmy awards; WISH and WFYI tied for the next highest count in Indiana with five statues each.

Channel 13 won Emmys in a variety of categories including investigative reporting, journalistic enterprise and weathercast. Several WTHR staffers also won in individual crafts categories which included awards for photography, graphics and technical achievement.

Here is a complete list of 2011 WTHR Emmy winners:

Evening Newscast- Market 21-40
Flash Flood Evacuations – Eyewitness News at 5
Jeff Benscoter
Tracie Hotopp

Investigative Report- Series
"Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?"
Bob Segall
Bill Ditton
Cyndee Hebert

Feature News
"Jet Car Paul"
Kevin Rader
Steve Rhodes

Feature News – Series
"Eyewitness To Vancouver"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

"Batty Business"
Jeremy Brilliant
Greg Wilkerson

Health/Science- News Series
"Lead in your Dishes"
Bob Segall
Bill Ditton

Human Interest
"Commute Curiosity"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

Military News Report
"Benefits Denied, Benefits Restored"
Sandra Chapman

Societal Concerns
"A Fighting Chance"
Scott Swan
John Duong

Weather – News Feature
"Into the Vortex"
Jude Redfield
Jim Hall

Magazine Program
"Olympic Zone"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

Promotions News Promo
"Sold for Slaughter"
Kerry Williams

Promotion News Promo – Image
"Indiana's Weather Leader"
Kerry Williams

Journalistic Enterprise
Bob Segall Composite

Crafts: Technical Director
James Walton

Crafts: Editor
Steve Rhodes Edit Composite

Crafts: Graphics/Animation

2010 WTHR Graphic Design
Janet Brown
Kris Burke
Jason Richards
Terry Ross
Steve Wolfe

Crafts: On Camera Talent – Anchor Weather

Chris Wright's Weather

Crafts: Photographer- News

"Eyewitness to Vancouver" Composite
Steve Rhodes

Crafts: Technical Achievement

"Thinking Small"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

WTHR announced as national Edward R. Murrow "Overall Excellence" winner