Reporter Eric White and I received one nomination for General News, while WGHP received a News Excellence Nomination, Chad Tucker and Brad Ingram received a Spot News Nomination and Brad Ingram received an Editing nomination.
Eric and my nomination came in the General Assignment Report category for a story we called 'NCAA Cover Up'. We found out about the story while we were covering the set up for the NCAA tournament at the Greensboro colliseum. We had to plead with the bosses to go back and shoot the story where the colliseum workers had to cover up 12-thousand cupholders with a generic NCAA sticker to comply with the NCAA advertising rules. All of the cupholders had drink ads on them.
Eric is an excellent reporter, truely deserving of a nomination and it was truely a team effort to make that story happen. As a matter of fact Eric was also recently named NC Reporter of the Year by the RTNDA .
On a side NoteI also want to send out kudos and thanks to Caron Myers. She is putting a lot of effort (and $$$) into getting her own Emmy and still nothing. I really thought a few of my stories with her would pull a nomination. UGH!
See ya in Nashville!