KTSM honored with six EMMA awards, four honorable mentions

El Paso News
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KTSM was honored with six 2018 Excellence in My Market Awards (EMMA) from the Lone Star Emmy Chapter on Friday.

The six awards and four honorable mentions include the Overall Excellence Award, the highest honor given to any broadcast station in the state in small markets. 

The EMMAs were created to honor smaller television stations and professionals in markets without the extensive resources that are typically found in larger markets such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio or Austin. 

“I am so proud of our news team and their hard work towards furthering quality journalism in our community,” KTSM General Manager David Candelaria said. “It’s impressive to see awards and honorable mentions given in multiple categories, from news and sports reporting to political reporting, directing, photography and producing. It goes to show the incredible body of work done by all members of the KTSM news team on a daily basis.”

The awardees will be given an EMMA Crystal Pillar and will be eligible for a Lone Star EMMY award later this year. 

KTSM won accolades in 10 of the 12 categories they were entered. “I’m thrilled and so thankful to work with such a talented and driven group of journalists,” said News Director Elizabeth O’Hara.

The 2018 Lone Star Emmy Awards will be held November 10 in Houston, Texas. 

WINNERS

OVERALL EXCELLENCE
‘This is KTSM”
David A. Candelaria, General Manager

SPORTS
‘Defenseless: A KTSM Investigation’
Andy Morgan, Reporter
Cesar Ruiz, Photographer

SPORTS PROGRAM
NBC 9 Overtime
Beau Bagley, Anchor/Producer/Writer/Editor/Photographer

DIRECTOR
The Wizardry of Oz
Ozzie Carrillo, Director

SPORTS ANCHOR
Ballin’ In The Borderland
Andy Morgan, Sports Reporter/Anchor

REPORTER
Stories from El Paso
Estefania Seyffert, Reporter

HONORABLE MENTION

BREAKING NEWS
‘Devil is in the Details’
Elizabeth O’Hara, News Director
Emily Glasscock, Executive Producer

SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENT REPORT
‘Worth the Work?’
Daniel Marin, Reporter
Ozzie Carrillo, Photographer

INFORMATIONAL
‘KTSM: Your Local Election Headquarters’
Emily Glasscock, Executive Producer
Ozzie Carrillo, Director

PHOTOGRAPHER
‘Through My Lens’
Daniel Gallarzo, Photographer 

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