Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Spotlight Feature: How Does Eric Do That?

If you watch both "Channel 3 News" at 6, 7 & 11 PM and the "Akron Canton News" at 6:30 & 10 PM this week, you'll notice Eric Mansfield anchoring both. Eric is filling in for Tim White.

I have gotten a number of emails about how Eric can be in Cleveland, then back in Akron so quickly between shows. No, we don't own a Star Trek transporter (though I suspect our engineers are secretly working on that).

Eric added that I should share that he and Mark Nolan carpool. (Mark is always located in Cleveland and does weather for both newscasts.)

Truth be known, we are cheating this week...Eric is really here in the WKYC Digital Broadcast Center.

You see him anchor on Channel 3 at 6 PM, then walk over the chromakey to anchor the Akron Canton show at 6:30. Remember, the newsroom is in Akron which is where Eric normal anchors from. But the control room operations are always handled here in Cleveland.

Then at the end of the 6:30 show, Eric walks back over to the Channel 3 set and joins Romona for the 7 PM show. Ah, the power of TV!

Pictures from 9/25/07:
*Upper Left - Romona, Eric & Floor Director Brian Crane
*Middle Right - Eric in Chromakey
*Lower Left - Control Room A, Matt Babb directing the 6:30 Show

News: HUGE ratings for WKYC & the Indians

Sunday's Indians clinch of the AL Central was a huge ratings winner for WKYC which carried the game in High Definition:

According to a press release issued by WKYC Monday:

"Yesterday (Sunday) was a great sports story in Cleveland as the Indians captured the American League Central Division title and an outstanding day for Channel 3 Sports and SportsTime Ohio as the high-definition broadcast of the game topped the ratings," announced WKYC President and General Manager Brooke Spectorsky.

"Fans stayed glued to their sets and generated an outstanding 14.25 rating/29 share (530,000 persons 2+) and peaked at a 23 rating/42 share (855,000 persons 2+).

"After the game, SportsTime Ohio cameras and Cchannel 3 stayed with the Indians post game and finished with a 10.4 rating/18 share for the 45 minutes of celebration", added Spectorsky.

"These numbers just reinforce that Cleveland is all about sports, and throughout the year, Channel 3 and STO have given fans over 168 Tribe games with many of them in high-definition. Now we're looking to the play-offs and viewers can count on both STO and Channel 3 for special Pre-game and Post-game programming that brings home all the local stories and excitement that the national networks usually miss. Stay tuned for specific announcements of dates and times."

Go Tribe!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Video: Channel 3 Classic Promos from 1995

This is a group of classic Channel 3 Promos from around 1995, courtesy of the "Director's Cut" archives.

This latest batch includes cameos from Judd Hambrick, Dawn Stensland, Jeff Maynor, Kate Laurie, Paul Orlousky, Joe Mosbrook, Steve Keeley, Donna Terrell, Chuck Galeti and Tom Beres among others.

Special thanks to WKYC Editor Sarah Montgomery for helping us get the videos to the web.

Feel free to post your own comments and share your memories. Just click on the videos to watch. If you can't see the video on this page, CLICK HERE

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Web Link: The Director's Chair with Scott Rubens

My colleague at WUSA-TV in Washington D.C. , Scott Rubens, has started his own "behind the scenes" blog called The Director's Chair which takes a look inside Channel 3's Gannett sister station in the nation's Capital.

Because I welcome friendly competition and the exchange of ideas, I'd like to share this blog with you.

Scott has been directing WUSA's 6 & 11 PM newscasts for the past 10 years and offers yet another perspective on how it is to work behind the scenes in local television.

WUSA-TV is the largest of our Gannett TV group stations...and is often referred to as the "Station of the Gods" - because our Corporate staff is also located there.

You may also recall that former WKYC News Director Randal Stanley went to WUSA in the same capacity before moving to NYC with his wife and family.

Over the next couple of days, be sure to check out Scott's blog...

News: NBC Launching New Download Service

NBC.com is launching a new service to allow users to download full episodes of NBC shows directly to their desktops. Using NBC Direct, due out for Windows PCs in October, will eventually be like setting your Tivo's Season Pass in that you can "subscribe" to a show once then automatically receive it each week.

The software client will store each ad-supported episode for up to one week, after which the license expires. Heroes, The Office, Life, Bionic Woman, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be available at launch.

Future plans include developing DRM-protected versions of shows that can be downloaded to an iPod, installing a P2P system to enable high definition downloads and experimentation with download-to-own, rental and subscription models.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

News: CNBC to go Hi-Def in October

CNBC will launch a hi-def simulcast version of its business cable channel in October, signing an initial carriage agreement with DirecTV.

CNBC HD+ will feature a full line up of programming shot in HD including "Power Lunch," "Street Signs" and "Closing Bell."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

News: Sportstime Ohio to Air OHSAA Championship Games

SportsTime Ohio (the regional sports network done in partnership with WKYC) announced Tuesday that the network has partnered with Time Warner Cable to sign a one year television deal with the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

SportsTime Ohio will have exclusive rights to televise eight (8) football playoff games, six (6) football championship games, eight (8) boys' basketball playoff games, four (4) boys' basketball championship games, and four (4) girls' basketball championship games. In addition, STO has exclusive distribution of a minimum of four (4) other OHSAA events to be determined.

SportsTime Ohio will carry these events live and tape delayed throughout Ohio. A partnership with Time Warner Cable has been forged to distribute statewide coverage of these events, including the full Cincinnati and Dayton DMAs. Through this partnership, OHSAA programming will air in all 12 DMAs in Ohio reaching 3.1 million homes. Time Warner Cable's "Local on Demand" service will also exclusively feature the OHSAA programming so that viewers can relive the events at their leisure.

Get to Know Team 3 - Mike O'Mara

Channel 3 Reporter Mike O'Mara steps into the spotlight in this month's "Get to Know Team 3" feature. Mike is a four time Emmy award recipient and has been honored many times by the Press Club of Cleveland for his reporting excellence. We recently sat down with Mike and threw a couple of questions his way:

Q: You started your broadcasting career in radio, much like I did. First you worked in Toledo, then you went on to Detroit, what were some of the positions you held?

Mike: I started as disc jockey doing the night shift at WMHE 92-5 FM. Then I added vacation relief shift at the same time in Detroit (WRIF) from 10am - 2pm. The Toledo station then moved me to morning show and made me music director and then program director. When I made the transition to television, I was hired as a reporter, photographer and editor. I had to quickly learn how to shoot film and tape and edit both mediums. A few months later, the news management made me weekend anchor, producer, writer and weather person, plus reporting 3 days a week. Happily, they hired a retired National Weather Service expert about a year later for the weekend news.

Q: Did you ever have a mentor who helped you develop your radio & television of style of anchoring?

Mike: I had no mentors. However, many years later I worked with a "talent" coach while at channel 8 in Cleveland.

Q: What other televisions stations have you worked for over the years?

Mike: WTVG-TV13 Toledo (formerly WSPD), WJW-TV 8 Cleveland and WUAB/WOIO 43/19 Cleveland

Q: Besides being a reporter, you are also a lawyer - what is broadcast law all about?

Mike: Broadcast law is a broad umbrella that covers a lot of territory from slander, defamation, and libel to 1st Amendment issues, privacy, copyright, and contract rights. I have helped some colleagues with divorce proceedings and estate planning. I am sometimes asked to review personal service contracts for friends in the business.

Q: Name a couple of your favorite local stories you've done?

(1) Killing Cancer: A Local inventor who may have discovered a way to kill cancer cells using radio frequency and targeted nanoparticles while being transparent to healthy cells. The story is still developing but could be the cancer treatment that we have all been hoping would be discovered in our lifetime. If it works, the device could be used to target any cancer anywhere in the body. That same inventor may have also come up with a way to use RF to burn salt water as a clean fuel. Scientists at Penn State University are reviewing that application right now.

(2) Diamonds in the rough. The small island of the Dominican Republic has sent more players into professional baseball per capita than anywhere in the world. Several years ago I went to the island to find out why their athletes do so well in baseball.

(3) Robotics in Japan. Why did giant automaker General Motors choose a tiny Japanese company as their primary robotics partner over American companies? I spent 10 days in Japan exploring the reasons for Japanese domination in robotics.

Q: You own a boat and travel the Great Lakes often. Where's your favorite place to sail?

Mike: We have a sailboat. Our annual summer trip goes like this: We cross Lake Erie, up the Detroit River to Lake St. Clair, into the St. Clair River up to Lake Huron, continuing up to the North Channel of Lake Huron into the deep blue Canadian coves and the clear cold water north of Manitoulin Island. Then we head back through Georgian Bay to Lake Huron and points south until returning to our dock in Sandusky. The trip takes a month on a sailboat or five days in a power boat.

Q: What do you feel is the worst household chore?

Mike: We have five rescued cats and that means a lot of litter box cleaning. Sometimes they miss the edge of the box. Enough said.

Q: Tell us your favorite type of car?

Mike: I have an Audi S-8 which is a pretty amazing blend of comfort, great automotive engineering, and power. If I won the lottery I would be tempted to get a Bentley, Ferrari or a Maybach.

Q: Are you a traditional radio, satellite or i-pod user for your musical entertainment?

Mike: I was a big WAVE jazz fan until the local radio station went after the pop audience and changed the play list. Now I have XM in the car and sailboat. I flip back to AM for local news at the top and bottom of the hour.

Q: So Jazz must be your favorite type of music then?

Mike: Jazz is the mainstay of my musical diet. However, I also play a lot of rock, non-twangy country, new-age music, and Puccini operas.

You can email Mike: mikeomara@wkyc.com

An Exclusive Mike O'Mara Photo Gallery:
(Click on Pictures for a larger view)

Mike's Caption: On assignment in the Dominican Republic
Frank's Caption: Mike working "really hard" during his assignment in the Dominican Republic:

Mike's Caption: Reporting in the Rain
Frank's Caption: Mike about ready to break into "Singing in the Rain" during a Channel 3 liveshot:

Mike's Caption: Covering a Flood Story
Frank's Caption: "All Ashore who's going Ashore! If I could only find the shore" threatens Mike while covering a flood story with Channel 3 Photographer Dan Bowman:

Mike's Caption: Rowing on Vacation
Frank's Caption: Mike rowing the dingy during a vacation while humming the words to "Sailing":

Mike's Caption: My sailboat "Adagio"
Frank's Caption: The S.S. "O'Mara" getting ready for that 3 hour tour - Nice boat!:

Mike's Caption: Mike receiving his 2007 Emmy Award
Frank's Caption: Mike thanking "Deputy Midge" for his latest Emmy Award:

Monday, September 17, 2007

News: NBC's Keith Olbermann Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Update: 9/19/07

Keith is at home and recovering well. He plans to return to his MSNBC show on Friday and Sunday Night Football this weekend.
MSNBC's & NBC Sunday Night Football's rising prime-time star Keith Olbermann was still hospitalized Monday after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Friday.

Mr. Olbermann's appendix apparently ruptured Wednesday, but he wrote it off as a stomach ailment and soldiered on. Though still feeling ill, he nonetheless reported for work Thursday night, when he anchored MSNBC's analysis of President Bush's prime-time address on the war in Iraq.

It wasn't until Friday afternoon that he decided it was time to seek medical attention, according to an MSNBC spokeswoman.

Mr. Olbermann's medical emergency benched him from NBC's "Football Night in America" Sunday, but it's hoped he may be able to return to "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" some time this week. In the meantime, former MSNBC anchor Alison Stewart is expected to fill in for him.

Courtesy: TV Week

Thursday, September 13, 2007

TV Trivia: 1st HD Broadcast from the Oval Office

President Bush's speech to the nation Thursday Night, September 13th, was the very first ever broadcast in High Definition from the Oval Office at the White House.

News: HD Changing Viewing Habits?

According to a just-released Knowledge Networks study, access to high-definition television (HDTV) programming significantly affects viewing behavior, making users more selective about what they watch and more likely to plan viewing in advance.

High-definition (HD) reception does not seem to make consumers more likely to watch commercials, though; while they find HDTV ads more "relevant," they are just as likely to click away from them as regular ads.

The report indicates that, while 20% of homes now have an HDTV set, less than two-thirds (61%) of those homes have true high-definition reception. But the effects of having HD programming are substantial; among those who get high-definition reception signals:

*One-third always check their HD channels first when channel surfing or checking for a program

*About half "always" make the effort to watch in HD if a program is simulcast in both standard definition and HD

*About 70% plan their viewing ahead of time, compared with just over half of viewers in non-HD homes

The survey also compared advertising attitudes between HD and non-HD viewers:

*Overall ad avoidance is similar among HD and non-HD persons: about half of each group say their usual response to a commercial break is to change channels

*HD viewers are more likely to agree that ads in HD programs are relevant to their needs and interests (41% vs. 35%). However, HD viewers are less likely to say they are inclined to purchase from advertisers during HD programs than non-HD viewers are from advertisers on regular TV programs (23% vs 37%)

KN's in-home ethnographic research, primarily among early-adopter homes, suggests discouraging factors for further mainstream consumer growth may include price of entry, lack of understanding of the technology, and confusing set-up and user interface procedures. Improving usability would also likely increase use of HD channels.

Courtesy: Knowledge Networks

News: WKYC Presents "Race For the Cure Coverage"

WKYC Presents Special "Race for the Cure" Live Coverage:

Friday, September 14th

On Friday evening at 7 pm, WKYC Health Anchor Monica Robins will guide viewers through a new race route and timeline and provide practical information including where to park Saturday morning.

Saturday, September 15th
Our live on-air and web coverage begins on Channel 3 and wkyc.com at 9 a.m.

*Live video at 9 a.m.
*Finish Line camera at 9:40 a.m.
*Email us your photos all day! CLICK HERE

For more details about "Race For the Cure or to donate to this worthy cause, visit neohiorace.org or call (216) 791-CURE (2873)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

News: Monica Robins Wins Award

Congratulations to WKYC's Monica Robins.

She was one of the 2007 recipients of Lakewood, Lutheran and Fairview Hospitals' Community Service Awards.

Monica's dedication to providing you with health care information.... and her committment to local health organizations is what made her a standout to receive the honor.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Spotlight Article: A Day of Chaos

September 11, 2001

As a Director, it was the hardest day of my career so far - trying to hold back your feelings, your emotions, your anger - while being on-the-air with non-stop live coverage of the tragic events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Whether you agree or disagree that six years after the fact, we - the media - still do too much coverage of the anniversary, it's worthy of looking back on that day behind the scenes at WKYC.

At 9 am, the phone rang. A friend called to ask me if I had seen the jet crash into the World Trade Center. "It had to be an accident," I said to myself still half awake - perhaps it was just a small commuter plane and wasn't that big a deal. I was not comprehending what I was hearing. After all, I was on vacation and news was the furthest thing from my mind. Then I get the second call...about a second plane and realized this is something bad.

I jumped out of bed, turned on the TV and couldn't believe what I was watching. It looked like one of those doomsday movies you see at the theater... This was real. Real buildings were burning...real people were panicked...and every station I turned to was on the air with the same horrible pictures.

Then the towers collapsed one by one. My heart sank. I began to cry each time. I was witnessing people dying on my TV.

I called the station to see if they needed me. My boss, Terry Moir, answered the newsroom phone - and I knew that wasn't good. The place was in chaos - by this time, downtown Cleveland was being evacuated and everyone was being sent home. Terry said they were fine.

Moments later, the phone rang again. Terry said I better come in right away.

Driving to the station was serene.. By the time I arrived around noon - downtown was a ghost town...there was an eerie silence about it - no jet traffic overhead, few cars, no trucks - nothing by a dead silence.

I remember walking into our control room and seeing the grief on everyone's faces. Never before had I seen so many people crammed into the control room, answering phones, producers trying to gather information and directors lining up to take turns doing a half hour at time. Ned Tate, Al Wohl, and myself took over the coverage after morning directors Mark Bogden and Tammy Morris finished their time.

The decision was then made by our General Manager Brooke Spectorsky that we would continue to broadcast NBC's coverage on Channel 3 - with our non-stop local coverage broadcast on our partner station, WVPX, Channel 23. And so we did. Anchors Tim White and Romona Robinson were on the air for hours and hours trying to tie it all together with a local angle to a truly national tragedy.

I think the hardest part of that day was sitting in the chair, directing and thinking to myself - how am I able to sit here, focus on my job and not get emotional while there was a job to do? Perhaps we are de-sensitized to violence when we work in the news...we aren't allowed to be human when it matters most. And that has been ingrained in my mind ever since. Now every time I direct something bad, I think back to that day.

Earlier, I posted an article about MSNBC rebroadcasting 3 hours of their coverage today as it aired on September 11, 2001. I said to myself I wouldn't watch, but I did - and the whole day came back to me like it was yesterday.

Perhaps it's not a bad thing we remember this event year after year. We need reminded often that bad people want to kill us and we must protect ourselves and our country from becoming terrorized by these bastards.

I welcome your feedback... my email is: fmacek@wkyc.com

Sunday, September 09, 2007

News: Channel 3 Wins 7 Local Emmy Awards

Channel 3 News won the most local Emmys out of any station in our area at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter held Saturday Night at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Among the winners were WKYC's Jennifer Murphy, Kim Wheeler, Mike O'Mara, Paul Thomas, Dennis Goulden and Greg Hickey.

WKYC's former Chief Engineer, Rex Rickly, was inducted into the Silver Circle that honors 25 years of service and committment to the broadcast industry.

Congratulations also goes to SportsTime Ohio, who received their very first Emmy Award.

For a complete list of winners: CLICK HERE

Friday, September 07, 2007

News: New Lineup Starts Monday on WKYC

Starting Monday, September 10th, it's a brand new weekday lineup on WKYC...

5:00 to 7:00 AM - Channel 3 News Today (in HD)
7:00 to 10:00 AM - Today Show (in HD)
10:00 to 11:00 AM - Good Company (in HD)
11:00 to Noon - Today Show (Hour 4) (in HD)

Noon to 12:30 PM - Channel 3 News Midday (in HD)
12:30 to 1:00 PM - The Insider
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Days of Our Lives
2:00 to 3:00 PM - Montel Williams (Passions moves to Direct TV)
3:00 to 4:00 PM - Rachael Ray
4:00 to 5:00 PM - Ellen DeGeneres
5:00 to 6:00 PM - Dr. Phil

6:00 to 6:30 PM - Channel 3 News at 6 (in HD)
6:30 to 7:00 PM - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (in HD)
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Channel 3 News at 7 (Mondays @ 7: The Point After) (in HD)
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Entertainment Tonight
8:00 to 11:00 PM - NBC Prime Time (in HD)
11:00 to 11:35 PM - Channel 3 News at 11 (in HD)

11:35 to 12:35 AM - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in HD)
12:35 to 1:35 AM - Late Night with Conan O'Brien (in HD)
1:35 to 2:05 AM - Last Call with Carson Daily
2:05 to 3:05 AM - Poker After Dark
3:05 to 4:30 AM - Various (Paid Programs, ET, Insider)
4:30 to 5:00 AM - Early Today

You can always find the latest TV listings of what's on WKYC & WKYC-HD by clicking on the "Program Guide" in the menu off to the right or CLICK HERE.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

News: Just In Case You Miss 'em on WKYC

Four new NBC series this fall including "Bionic Woman," "Chuck," "Journeyman" and "Life" will get a second airing on the NBC cable networks: USA, Bravo and Sci-Fi.

"Bionic Woman" will replay on Sci Fi two days after the NBC airing.

"Life" will rebroadcast on USA later the same night of its NBC airing.

Both "Chuck" and "Journeyman" will have additional airings on all three NBC cable nets at various times.

For a schedule of this year's regular NBC Primetime lineup on WKYC, including season premiere dates, CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

News: 27% of Adults Visiting Local TV Websites

According to a new study from The Media Audit, 27% of adults have visited a local TV web site in the past 30 days.

The study, conducted between January 2006 and April 2007, is based on a telephone survey of 118,211 randomly selected adults across 88 markets. Only two of the top 15 markets make it into the top 15 for adults who visit a local TV Web site - Houston (10th) and Philadelphia (13th).

Across the nation 73% of adults are going online. With 27% going to local TV Web sites, this means that nearly 40% of Internet users are visiting their local TV websites. This is a strong testament to the appeal of the local TV Web sites.

There are 6 markets: Raleigh, Tulsa, Denver, Columbia, Little Rock and Madison, where over half the adult online population is going to a local TV Web site. Of the top 15 markets, two Texas markets - Houston and Dallas - make it into the top 5 for converting online visitors to local TV website visitors. Philadelphia, Detroit and Seattle make up the rest of the top 5.

One might think that heavy TV viewers would be more inclined to go to local TV websites but such is not the case. The study also found that there was virtually no correlation between heavy TV viewing and visiting TV Web sites.

Locally, 66.7% of all Cleveland adults logged onto an online service or the Internet during the past 30 days from the latest figures available. Of that amount, WKYC.com was visited by 13.5% of those same surfers. Only a percentage point or two separated WJW, WEWS, and WKYC for their websites.

To view the Cleveland statistics: CLICK HERE

Courtesy: The Media Audit

News: NBC to Sell Shows Through Amazon

NBC Universal said Tuesday it will sell episodes of its new fall television shows using Amazon's Unbox digital download service, after the network failed to reach an agreement with Apple Inc. last week to offer the shows on iTunes.

Amazon.com Inc. and NBC Universal said that episodes of programs such as "The Office" and "Heroes" are currently available for $1.99 on Unbox, and that new episodes will be added to the site they day after they air. Customers will be able to buy an entire season of a show at once.

Free pilot episodes of NBC's new fall shows, such as "Bionic Woman" and "Chuck," will appear starting Sept. 10.

The NBC content can be played, without commercials, on the computer screen, or on a TV through a Web-enabled TiVo set-top box.

On Friday, Apple said it will not sell any of NBC's programs for this fall season on iTunes. NBC and Apple have a contract that expires at the end of the year; Apple said NBC wanted to raise the prices for its content, a claim NBC has denied.

Courtesy: WKYC.com/Associated Press

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Where Are They Now? - Doreen Gentzler

When you think back to Cleveland TV in the mid 1980s, the name Doreen Gentzler quickly comes to mind. Although, Doreen was only here at WKYC for 4 years, she had a big impact on local viewers and certainly deserves a place in our monthly Hall of Fame feature we call "Where Are They Now?"

Doreen became the 6 & 11 PM co-anchor on "Channel 3 News" and had four male co-anchors in four years who she fondly remembers: Judd Hambrick, Leon Bibb, Dale Solly and Bob McBride. Through it all, she developed nice memories with each and got to cover some great stories about missing children and the John Demjanjuk trial in Israel. But soon, she moved on.

After leaving WKYC-TV in late 1987, Doreen went to work at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, which was a CBS owned and operated station at that time (today, it's an NBC station). In 1989, she moved back to her hometown of Washington D.C. and WRC-TV

Today, Doreen anchors the 6 & 11 PM news on NBC 4 (see anchor desk picture) and has been working with the same co-anchor, Jim Vance, for more than 18 years. Their chemistry has helped WRC reign as a ratings leader the entire time.

When not anchoring news, Doreen is busy covering health and medical news. This is an area she tells the Director's Cut Blog she really enjoys reporting on. She has brought viewers into hospital operating rooms, profiled medical breakthroughs, and has shown the latest technology helping to save lives. Her reporting has taken her to Bosnia, Ecuador and the Persian Gulf, where she reported live from the USNS Comfort - a navy hospital ship tending to U.S. troops during the war.

Doreen is married to a Plain Dealer reporter named Bill Miller and they have two children: a 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter and currently reside in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

She says "I hardly recognize Cleveland TV anymore ... so much has changed! I guess that's true everywhere and I'm just getting old!"

Ah, but age is just a frame of mind...and so we hop aboard the Director's Cut Video Time Machine and take a look at Doreen in action over the years.

You can email Doreen at: doreen.gentzler@nbcuni.com

Here are some videos of Doreen. If you can't see them on this page, CLICK HERE

Photos are Courtesy of WRC-TV/NBC 4

News: And the Winner Is......

This Saturday, September 8th, the stars come out at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter annual Emmy Awards Ceremony.

This year's events will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.

Yours truly was nominated for "Channel 3 News at 11 PM" for Outstanding Daily Newscast in Markets 1-20, along with former ND Mike McCormick, Ass't ND (at the time) Rita Andolsen, anchor Romona Robinson and Producer Dan Stadler.

Our local region is made up of the following markets: Bloomington, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Muncie, Indiana; Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Lima, Mansfield, Toledo, Youngstown, Ohio; Erie, Pennsylvania.

For a complete list of this year's nominees: CLICK HERE

We'll have results posted as soon as they become available.