WTVG, TV, Channel 13, led all local news stations with 10 Emmy nominations from The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The ABC affiliate received nominations for its 6 p.m. and morning newscasts in a market 41-plus, as did WTOL-TV, Channel 11’s, for its 5 p.m. and a.m. newscasts.
The regional chapter of the Emmy’s, which includes northern Ohio, as well as parts of Indiana and Erie, Pa., announced its nominations Thursday.
Channel 13’s Sports Director Dave Holmes received five nominations. Holmes was nominated for sportscast (Football Friday) and, along with producer Shelly Gorringe, sports program (Border Battle), as well as in the categories for writing, anchoring, and hosting. The station also picked up a nomination each for its a.m. and p.m. weekend newscasts, and in the Technical Directing category for its 6 p.m. weekday news.
In addition to its two Emmy nominations for news, Channel 11 received an additional nomination for promotional.
In an odd twist, WNWO-TV, Channel 24’s, news director and 6 p.m. co-anchor Jim Blue was also nominated — for his work at his previous employer in Fort Wayne, WFFT-TV. Blue will be competing against Channels 11 and 13 in the evening newscast category.
WGTE-TV, Channel 30, also picked up seven Emmy nominations, including Public/Current/Community Affairs Program. The winners of the Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards will be announced June 1.