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WCPO wins 8 Emmys, including Overall Excellence, in Louisville

Posted at 10:52 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 09:40:22-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — WCPO collected eight trophies, including the biggest of the night, at the 2019 Ohio Valley Regional Emmys on Sunday.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored WCPO’s year-round commitment to timely, accurate and thoughtful journalism with the Overall Excellence award. This award honors the station’s overall efforts including news, sports, locally produced programs, promotional announcements and involvement in the community. The award stresses substance rather than style and the ability to sustain a level of excellence throughout the eligibility year.

The academy also recognized WCPO’s outstanding individual projects, including our comic-journalism immigration piece “Living in the Shadows,” our documentary “Cincinnati’s Tent City Crisis” and our I-Team series “Forcing the Peace,” which examined excessive uses of force in local police departments and how officers were disciplined afterward.

“I’m proud of the work our employees produce every day, we have a great team. That’s why winning these awards aren’t a surprise,” WCPO vice president Jeff Brogan said Monday. “The Overall Excellence Award means the most because the entire team played a role in winning this one. Our job is to service the community and this award validates the relevant work of our team.”

The full list of awards is as follows:

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