Local television stations picked up 24 Emmy nominations for outstanding achievement in television including a sweep of the newscast-evening-medium markets category.
Local Univision station KFTV (Channel 21) picked up the most nods among Fresno TV stations with nine in the Spanish-language division.
English and Spanish language entries were judged and scored separately.
The Fresno television market is in the San Francisco/Northern California region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences composed of media companies and individuals from Visalia to the Oregon border and includes Hawaii and Reno. There was a record number of 757 English and 179 Spanish entries.
The 45th annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards will be presented Saturday, June 4, in San Francisco.
A recap of this year’s local nominees:
▪ ABC30 “Action News Live at Five,” Michael Carr, news director; Warren Armstrong, anchor; Gene Haagenson, Corin Hoggard, Sontaya Rose, Sara Sandrik, reporters; Dennis Silvas, photojournalist; Joseph Shoults, editor; Cristina Moreno Paez, assignment editor.
▪ ABC30 “Action News Live at Eleven,” Carr, news director; Alysia Ambriz, producer; Armstrong, anchor; Mariana Jacob, Richard Montanez, reporters; Matthew Brincefield, Socrates Lozano, photojournalists; Reuben Contreras, weather producer.
▪ “CBS 47 Eyewitness News at 5,” Chad McCollum, news director; Eric Luttrell, executive producer; Angela Greenwood, Joey Horta, Patrick Nelson, Megan Rupe, reporters; George Garnica, Kevin Mahan, photographers.
▪ “CBS 47 11 p.m. Newscast” McCollum, news director; Eric Luttrell, executive producer; James Gonzalez, producer; Stefanie Bainum, reporter.
▪ “KSEE 24 News at 11,” Chad McCollum, news director; Brian Morrow, producer; Lindsey Henry, reporter; Joshua Reed, photojournalist.
Commercial-Single Spot or Campaign: “Valley Children’s Hospital – Futures Worth Fighting For,” ABC30/Daniel Brian, advertising. Don Borza, producer; Terry Cunningham, creative producer; Eric Bookout, Matthew Bunk, creative directors; Christian Stoehr, director; John Lewis, Monica Prinzing, writers; Timothy Laakso, art director; Alexander Bubenheim, composer; Zara Arboleda, Chris Long, assistant producers; Megan DiBattista, account executive.
Photographer-Program: “Valley Children’s Hospital – Futures Worth Fighting For,” ABC30/Daniel Brian Advertising, John Tarver, director of photography.
Newscast-Daytime-Medium Markets: Fox 26 “KMPH Midday News,” Mike Wandzell, producer; Kim Stephens, anchor; Erik Rosales, reporter; Candice Funk, Heather Nelson, editors; Sheldon Gajarian, assignment editor.
On-Camera Talent-Sports-Anchor/Reporter: Fox 26 “Willis Sports Report Composite,” Justin Willis, anchor.
Lifestyle-Feature/Segment: CMAC “What’s In A Hair Dryer?,” Trina Espinoza, producer/director/talent/writer/editor; Justin Chin, associate producer.
Newscast-Evening-Medium Markets: KFTV Univision 21 “Noticias 21 a las 6,” Sandy Sirias, news director; Vladimir Araya, producer; Reina Cardenas, David Ibarra, anchors; Raul Delgado, sports anchor; Tayhana Lashelle Garcia, Carolina Rico, reporters; Fatima Navarrete, Abraham Peña, video journalists; Jose Munzo, Jaime Sandoval, photographers; Raul Lima, technical director.
Continuing Coverage-Within 24 Hours: KFTV “Terror en UC Merced,” Araya, Sirias, executive producers; Jose Gonzalez, producer; Cardenas, Ibarra, anchors; Francisco Mireles, reporter; Garcia, video journalist; Shahid Aziz, Ryan Murry, Sandoval, photographers; Lima, Munzo, technical director.
Feature News Report-Serious: KFTV “Cuestion de Actitud,” Gonzalez, producer/reporter; Lima, photographer; Daniel Diaz, editor. KFTV “Verguenza Oculta,” Garcia, reporter.
Arts/Entertainment-Feature/Segment: KFTV “Pasion Por El Arte,” Garcia, reporter; Lima, engineer.
Technology-Feature/Segment: KFTV “Drones in agriculture.”
Promotion-Program-Single Spot: KFTV “Univision Fresno-New Studio 2015,” Marlo Medina, producer/photographer/editor. KNSO Telemundo 51 “Dia de Muertos Promos,” Jorge Santacruz, producer.
On-Camera Talent-Sports-Anchor/Reporter: KFTV “Deportes con Raul Delgado.”
Director-Live/Recorded Live: KFTV “Raul Lima Composite.”
Community/Public Service (single spot or campaign): KNSO “Go Red for Women-American Heart Association,” Santacruz, producer.
Promotion-Campaign: “Telemundo 51 Fresno Station ID,” Santacruz, producer.
Graphic Arts-Graphics & Animation: “Text VIP-Telemundo 51 Fresno,” Santacruz, graphic designer.
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