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NBC 26 nominated for three Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® awards

NBC26 nominated for three Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® awards
Posted at 5:22 PM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 18:22:32-05

The news team at NBC 26 (WGBA-TV) has been nominated for three prestigious Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® awards.

NBC 26 was nominated Outstanding Achievement for News Programming - Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) for launching Project: Drive Sober to address the serious issue of alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin.

The NBC 26 Today team was nominated for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming - Morning Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) for team coverage of a snowstorm that slammed Northeast Wisconsin in January this year.

NBC 26 Chief Meteorologist Cameron Moreland has been nominated for Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On-Camera Talent - Weather Anchor. Moreland has spent 23 of his nearly 25 year career at NBC 26.

The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents the Emmy® awards in our region.

NBC 26’s Project: Drive Sober initiative was created to focus away from drinking and instead confront the choice to drive. This kicked off the station’s deeper commitment of weekly coverage, telling stories that impact all of Wisconsin and highlighting efforts to push for change.

During a January snowstorm that dumped several inches of snow, resulting in poor road conditions and school closings, NBC 26 had crews reporting from the hardest hit areas in the viewing area. NBC 26 Today provided reminders and tips on how to stay safe and kept viewers up to date on how commuters were faring on the major highways.

The media markets included in the Chicago/Midwest chapter are:

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Green Bay-Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Wausau-Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Peoria-Bloomington, Illinois
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana

NBC 26 received three Emmy nominations last year and won the Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® award for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming - Morning Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) for coverage of the "Storm of the Century” -- the second largest snowstorm in Green Bay history.

The winners this year will be announced on November 16th at the 61st Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala in Chicago.