WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) ("Sinclair") is proud to announce that its Washington, D.C. news station, WJLA, and its cable news network, News Channel 8, received 13 regional Emmy Awards this year, more than the station has won in the last ten years. The Emmy® Award is the premier television production award presented in the areas of entertainment, news, documentary, and sports programming.
WJLA won awards for best newscast for Daytime, Evening, and Weekend coverage. More importantly, the WJLA news staff was honored with the prestigious 'Overall Excellence' Award for their superb reporting and dedication in the newsroom.
"The WJLA team deserves every Emmy they won this year," stated Mitch Jacob, Director of News at WJLA. "This is a first-rate news organization, and I am continually impressed by their commitment to storytelling excellence."
"We are extremely proud to have such an outstanding news operation in the nation's capital and in our largest market. To be acknowledged and recognized by our peers is not only a great achievement for WJLA, but also for Sinclair as we approach the first anniversary of our arrival in Washington, D.C.," commented Scott Livingston, Sinclair's Vice President of News.
Sinclair made its debut in the Washington, D.C. market in August 2014 when it acquired the Allbritton Communications television stations and News Channel 8. Since then, Sinclair has made investments in equipment, technology, and programming improvements in WJLA and News Channel 8.
Sinclair's other television stations across the country have already received more than 200 combined news awards with two more months remaining in the regional Emmy and Associated Press awards seasons.
Sinclair is the largest producer of local news in the country, producing over 2,100 hours per week. Sinclair is the largest and most diversified television broadcaster in the country, and owns and operates, programs, or provides sales services to 162 stations in 79 television markets, broadcasting 375 channels.
WJLA and News Channel 8 - 2015 Emmy Awards
WJLA News Staff
ABC7 News at 5: Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Brian Sasser
ABC7 News at 11: Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Lauren Stauffer
ABC7 News at 6: Columbia Mall Shooting-Brenda Carden, Brad Bell, Kris Van Cleave, Hatzel Vela
Continuing Coverage-Within 24 Hours
Gaithersburg Plane Crash-Jay Korff, Jummy Olabanji, AnnaMaria Di Pietro, Michael Jaffe, Sara Van Aernum, Kendall Griggs, Michael Rudd, Vanessa Koolhof, Donna Harris, Ashley Billings, Joe DeFeo, Kimberly Suiters, John Gonzalez, Joce Suiters, Dave Lucas, Lauren Stauffer
Town Hall: The New Terror Threat-Andrea Nejman, Scott Thuman, Joe DeFeo
Sports-News single Story/Series
100 Miles for 100 Children-Jay Korff, Tim Matthews
Sports-Daily or weekly Program
Sportstalk with Tattoo Tom-Winston Hylton, Alex Parker
Weather-News Single Story/Series
The Day Rock Creek Raged-Jay Korff, Van Applegate
Winter Storm Special Report 2014
Lauren Stauffer, Mike Friedrich, Jennifer Doren, Jay Korff, Roz Plater
Town Hall: Ferguson: America Reacts-Andrea Nejman, Scott Thuman, Joe DeFeo
Tales from Two Cities-Joce Sterman
Reporter-Multi Media Journalist
MMJ Composite-Mike Conneen
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.