The news team at NBC26 (WGBA-TV) has been nominated for two prestigious Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy® awards.
NBC26 was nominated for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming - Evening Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) for team coverage of the tragic police shootings in Dallas in July 2016.
The NBC26 Today team was nominated for Outstanding Achievement for News Programming - Morning Newscast: Smaller Markets (51+) for team coverage of ice storms that slammed Northeast Wisconsin earlier this year.
"The nominations are for two of the most prestigious awards in journalism," said NBC26 General Manager Peter Marquardt. "I am very proud of our news team for this outstanding achievement. It's a reflection of their dedication to quality journalism and photojournalism. I am thrilled to see them recognized in this way."
The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents the Emmy® awards in our region.
"This is huge for NBC26. This is the first time in the history of the station that we've been nominated for a Regional Emmy® for Best Morning Newscast and a Regional Emmy® for Best Evening Newscast," said NBC26 News Director Julie Moravchik. "I am so very proud of our news team. They work very hard every single day to bring our viewers only the very best. I've never seen a team more deserving of these two nominations."
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
"I have worked at NBC26 for 17 years, and it brings me great joy to see the hardest working news team receive this incredible recognition," said NBC26 Anchor and Assistant News Director Stacy Engebretson. "We take great pride in providing the best news coverage for our viewers, so to be honored by the most respected individuals in the industry feels like a Packers Super Bowl win."
The winners will be announced on December 2.