CLEVELAND (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Great Lakes Chapter on Saturday presented Fort Wayne’s NBC with the Emmy Award for Overall Excellence — the top honor handed out at the group’s 50th anniversary gala.
Station Vice President and General Manager Merry Ewing accepted the award, which was one of two Emmy honors for the channel this year. Fort Wayne’s NBC also took home an Emmy in the category of Weekend Newscast.
The Overall Excellence award is given to the television operation that exemplifies the best in broadcasting — from news coverage to promotions, community service and other considerations. All stations, regardless of market size, compete in one grouping for the honor.
Each of the other finalists this year was based in the region’s largest markets — Cleveland and Indianapolis.
In the newscast competition, Fort Wayne’s NBC is grouped with markets exclusive of Cleveland and Indianapolis.
The weekend news Emmy was awarded to an entry from July 2018, on the day an arrest was made in the long-unsolved murder of April Tinsley. Accepting the award for Fort Wayne’s NBC were: Donovan Klein, Kayla Crandall, Jonathan Shelley, Kameron Robinson, Linda Jackson, Tom Powell, Jon Wilson and Chris Ryan.
The 50th edition of the NATAS-Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards was held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. About 550 people attended the black tie event.