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13News wins 8 Emmy awards including 'Overall Excellence'

WTHR was honored for editing, health/science reporting, newscasts and feature reporting at the regional event.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The team at 13News received eight Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Lower Great Lakes chapter.

WTHR was honored with the Emmy for "Overall Excellence," the most prestigious award at the event. The station received more Emmy awards than any other station in central Indiana.

"I am thrilled to see the excellent work by so many at WTHR recognized at the Emmys, including a share of the prestigious Overall Excellence category," said Michael Brouder, President and General Manager of WTHR. "Compelling, empowering, creative, LOCAL storytelling has never been more important than now."

The annual awards honor excellence in broadcasting in Indiana and Ohio. Normally the Emmy awards are announced at a gala, but the event was live streamed because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year.

Chuck Lofton was a presenter for the show and also won an award for his "Chuck's Big Adventure" series.

The winners from WTHR are:

  • The Emmy for Editor - News/Sports goes to Steve Rhodes
  • The Emmy for Health/Science Program or Special goes to 13 Investigates: Gasping for Care; Bob Segall, Steve Rhodes, Susan Batt, William Ditton, Jason Richards, Mehak Sandhu, Shelby Simpson, Scott Hums 
  • The Emmy for General Assignment Report (No Time Limit) goes to Angel Room; Ryan Thedwall, Jennie Runevitch, Matt Whisner 
  • The Emmy for Light Feature News Report goes to Dark Knight Runner; Allen Carter, Steve Rhodes
  • The Emmy for Newscast Daytime (Market 1-50) goes to - Eyewitness News at 5; Ashley Hardin-Hammons
  • The Emmy for Health/Science (Single Story) goes to At What Cost: Crossing Borders for Insulin; Ryan Thedwall, Anne Marie Tiernon
  • The Emmy for Light Feature News (Series) goes to Chuck's Big Adventure; Chuck Lofton, Steve Rhodes
  • The Emmy for Overall Excellence goes to WTHR and President, General Manager Michael Brouder