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WZZM 13 Leads the Pack in NATAS Emmy Nominations

12:52 PM, May 18, 2012   |    comments
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Grand Rapids, MI- WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC station in Grand Rapids, Michigan receives seventeen Michigan NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) Emmy Nominations, which is most in the Grand Rapids / Kalamazoo / Battle Creek market.

WZZM 13 Nominations include:

Feature News Report - Light Feature
Jon Mills - Wagon Train
Andy Sugden - The Meaning of Normal

Andy Sugden & Brent Ashcroft - Bad Student, Good Teacher

Human Interest - News Feature
Brent Ashcroft & Andy Sugden - Alyssia
Sarah Barwacz - Healing the Wounds

Societal Concerns - News Feature
Amy Fox & Andrew Sugden -

Sports - News Feature
Andy Sugden - For the Skin, For the Soul

Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot
Steve Zaagman - Weather Team Tall

Editor - News
Andy Sugden

On-Camera Talent - Anchor - News
Juliet Dragos - Mass Murderer on the Loose

On Camera Talent - Reporter - General Assignment
Peter Ross
Sarah Sell
Valerie Lego
Sarah Barwacz

Photographer - News
Andy Sugden

Writer - News
Andy Sugden

Video Journalist
Jon Mills
The Thirty-Fourth Annual Awards Celebration will take place at the MotorCity Casino Sound Board Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, June 16th.

"There are amazing stories to be found in West Michigan," said WZZM 13 News Director Stanton Tang, "and these Emmy nominations reflect the excellence in the reporting and storytelling by our entire news team."

"We are very proud of the work produced by our journalists," said WZZM 13 President Janet Mason. "They go beyond reporting just the facts by capturing the emotions of the people in their stories."

For more information go to: media inquiries, contact:

Pamela Rankin
Marketing Manager
645 3 Mile Road
Grand Rapids MI 49544
(616) 559-1480

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