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:
- Special Achievement: Overall Excellence: WCPO
- Investigative Report — Series: "Forcing the Peace" - Craig Cheatham, Dan Monk, Lot Tan and Brian Niesz
- Investigative Report — Single Story: "Most likely to be Tased" - Craig Cheatham and Lot Tan
- Human Interest — Program: "Living in the Shadows" - Breanna Molloy, Kevin Necessary and Anna Becker
- Video Journalist: Breanna Molloy, "Living in the Shadows"
- Societal Concerns — News Single Story: "Cincinnati's Tent City Crisis" - Emily Maxwell, Breanna Molloy and Lucy May
- Technology Reporting: Evan Millward, "Delivery's Future Designed in Cincy"
- Documentary — Historical: "Saving Union Terminal" - Billy Miossi, Kim VandeWeg and Gary Hughes
Even on days when we don't win awards, we're proud to bring the news to Cincinnati. Here's to 70 more years!