WHO-HD Wins 2 Coveted Emmy Awards for Journalism Excellence
Channel 13 News earns Emmys for Best Sports/Weather Anchor and Best News Anchor
Sports Director Keith Murphy earns 7th Emmy; Anchor Dan Winters earns 4th
DES MOINES, IA – WHO-HD took home two of the most- coveted Emmy awards for journalism excellence this past Saturday night. Sports Director Keith Murphy won in the category of Sports/Weather Anchor and Dan Winters earned Best News Anchor honors for the second consecutive year. This brings Murphy’s lifetime Emmy count in sports anchoring and reporting to 7 and Winters’ to 4. The awards were handed out Saturday night in Bloomington, MN by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television and each year honors exceptional work of television professionals covering Iowa (except for Quad Cities), Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, western Wisconsin and northeast Nebraska.
“The categories of “On-Camera Talent-Anchor-News” and “On-Camera Talent-Anchor-Weather/Sports” are coveted in that they examine an entire body of work versus a single story or newscast,” said WHO-HD News Director Rod Peterson. “Inside our building and among many in central Iowa, we enjoy the special talents Keith Murphy and Dan Winters every day. Now, a jury of peers from across the country affirms just how talented these two individuals are.”
So far in 2015, WHO-HD’s Channel 13 News has earned 39 awards for journalism excellence…representing more than 46% of all awards…the most of any station in central Iowa.
About WHO-HD Channel 13
WHO-HD Channel 13, owned by Tribune Media Company, is celebrating 61 years of broadcast service to central Iowa. Channel 13 News prides itself on bringing viewers rich, local content in total high definition. From investigations to ground-breaking, creative coverage of the big daily story, more and more Iowans are choosing Channel 13 News.
WHO-HD continues to earn the most prestigious journalism awards in the broadcast industry. So far in 2015, Channel 13 News has earned 39 awards and Emmy nominations for Journalism Excellence…the most of any station in Iowa including:
- 2 Emmy awards among 10 nominations from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences including 7 time winner Keith Murphy for Best Sports Anchor
- 14 Eric Sevareid awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA) including first place accolades for Best Weather and Sports
- 1 Regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Best use of Sound/Video
- 12 from the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) including first place nods for Weather Coverage, Best Sportscast and overall excellence in reporting
In 2014, the station earned a total of 65 awards for Journalism Excellence…the most of any station in Iowa…including 6 regional Emmy awards.
The technology leader, WHO-HD Channel 13 is now utilizing a powerful-new S-Band Doppler Radar that includes the most advanced technology available in Iowa. In 2010, WHO-HD became the first commercial television station in Iowa to begin broadcasting all local programming in total high definition in 2010. In addition, WHO-HD was the first station in Iowa to: utilize videotape, broadcast live from news events and protect with live Doppler radar.
About Tribune Media Company
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.