Monday, November 24, 2008

Emmy Time
The Circle of Life

When I won free tickets to the Transiberian Orchestra Concert I didn't even consider that it was on the same night as the 2008 Mid-South Emmy Nominations would be announced.

And even as I walked into the Greensboro Coliseum this past Friday it didn't cross my mind to think about the impending announcment for which I had 4 entries.

But as I sat looking around the coliseum at the seats, the ads and the cupholders(with their ads), I flashed back to my first Emmy Win....shot right about where I was sitting as workers prepped the building for the NCAA tournament.

That story won me and Eric White our first Emmy...and as I flashed back to reality...I thought out loud (to my wife) how cool would it be to get a phone call from a co-worker that I'm nominated for an Emmy while sitting in the coliseum. It's like a big circle in life.

Not even halfway through the concert I missed a call from a number I was unsure of but I checked the Voicemail to hear a giddy Julie Luck congratulating me for our Emmy Nomination for our series "13 and Pregnant" about a 13 year old couple in Thomasville who concieved, birthed, and are now taking care of a baby. (with adult supervision of course!)

I was happy and I enjoyed the rest of the concert having the knowledge that I've now been Emmy Nominated four years in a row.

When I got home later that night I saw that I was also nominated with Melissa "Deal or Dud Lady" Painter for our Deal or Dud segments.

Awesome! 2 noms!

My Station, WGHP, also recieved a nomination for Continuing Coverage in 24 hours of the May 5 Tornados in Greensboro and Clemmons.

Fellow Photojournalist Brad Ingram is nominated in Photography and Editing.

Congrats to Brad for his work and all my co-workers for their efforts on that long day in May.

Also, Congrats to everyone who's nominated(especially if you're reading this), because I know how hard we all work to produce the work this good.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to plan a trip to Nashville in late January!


mangler said...

congrats man! thats awesome!

turdpolisher said...

damn dood, you're on fire. congrats.

Anonymous said...

Good Job Chris even though you didn't bring another home. We were proud of you. Hope you had a good time.