RTV6 takes home 7 Emmys

RTV6 won several top awards at Saturday's regional Emmy Awards ceremony.

RTV6 News at 11 won the Evening Newscast category. Executive producer Brady Gibson and producer Phil Cannelongo led the RTV6 team for this award.

Chief Meteorologist Kevin Gregory received the gold statue for the Weather Anchor category. It recognizes his coverage of the extreme weather in 2012, including the warm winter, tornadoes, the drought, hail storms and the blizzard.

Sports Director Dave Furst won the Sports Anchor craft category for another year. In particular, this entry highlighted Dave's coverage of the Indy 500 and the IndyCar drivers.

The judges recognized the station's track coverage in another category as well. Trackside 6 won the Emmy for best One-Time Sports Special. Furst,  sports anchor Brad Brown and executive producer Brady Gibson took home trophies.

RTV6 also received the Emmy for Team Coverage honoring the news department's reporting on a fatal school bus crash. Producer Phil Cannelongo spearheaded the coverage as part of RTV6 News at 11.

Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney received top honors in the Politics/Government category for her investigation into how public officials accused of wrongdoing are punished. She worked with photographer Paul Chiodo and executive producer Susan Batt on the report.

RTV6 anchor Todd Connor and executive producer Susan Batt won the craft category Emmy for News Writing. They were honored for their work on a documentary project that gave viewers a rare look behind the scenes of the college admissions processes. The documentary was called "The Envelope."

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Lower Great Lakes Region presented the awards at a ceremony in Cleveland, Saturday, June 1.

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