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NBC Universal Owned Television Stations in Texas Win Big at Lone Star Emmy Awards and Bring Home 51 Awards

NBC and Telemundo-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley took home top honors and were recognized with the “News Excellence,” “Morning/Daytime” and “Evening” newscasts, and “Community Service” awards

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS, Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX, Telemundo Houston / KTMD, and Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley / KTLM a total of 51 Lone Star Emmy® Awards during the 14th annual awards gala held on Saturday, October 15 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Telemundo 39 / KXTX took home 21 awards, including the coveted “News Excellence” honor. NBC 5 / KXAS received 13 awards across various categories, including best “Newscast – Morning/Daytime Newscast,” an honor that KXTX also received. Both stations also won the “Texas Heritage” award.

Additionally, Telemundo Houston / KTMD was recognized with 13 Lone Star Emmy’s, including an award for having the best “Newscast – Evening” in the large market category. Lastly, Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley / KTLM won four awards across various categories, including the “Community Service” award that recognized the station’s financial literacy community awareness campaign.
“The Lone Star Emmy’s recognize excellence in local broadcast in Texas and I’m very proud that our local stations have been recognized with so many prestigious awards for their outstanding journalistic work,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.  “I applaud our journalists and our news teams for their unwavering commitment to the communities they serve, and for delivering their local news with utmost integrity.”  
Below is the full list of wins for NBC 5, Telemundo 39, Telemundo Houston and Telemundo 40:

  • Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Larger Markets (1-25): “NBC 5 Today: North Texas Tornado”
  • Continuing Coverage: “Hidden Threat: The Kissing Bug”
  • Feature News Report – Serious Feature/Series: “Texas On The Fast Track”
  • News Special: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
  • Health/Science – News Single Story/Feature: “Feeling Whole Again”
  • Texas Heritage – News Single Story/Series/Features: “Texas Connects Us”
  • Promotion – Program: “David And Rick: The Voice”
  • News Producer: “Tell Me A Story: Producing The News” - Ashley Lowell
  • Anchor News: “Lights, Camera, Kris!” - Kristopher Gutierrez
  • Reporter – Live: “Look At This!” - Ben Russell
  • Reporter – Specialty Assignment: “Pit Bull In Heels” - Deanna Dewberry, Consumer Investigative Reporter
  • Photographer – News: “Oliveira's Composite” - Ryan Oliveira
  • Sports-Daily or Weekly Program: “Inside High School Sports” – David Watkins, Show Host (GameDay Productions co-producer)

Telemundo 39 / KXTX

  • News Excellence: “Telemundo 39”
  • Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Larger Markets (1-25): “Dayside Action-Gina Martinez”
  • General Assignment Report – No Time Limit: “The Luna Family, From Tragedy To Hope”
  • Breaking News: “Telemundo 39 Ultima Hora”
  • Continuing Coverage: “Christmas Tornado”
  • News Special: “Pope In Mexico Enfoque Special”
  • Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Celebremos A Mama-Dona Catalina”
  • Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature/Segment: “Que Pasa Metroplex”
  • Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment: “Asi Le Hice”
  • Politics/Government – News Series: “Your Vote Is Your Voice”
  • Politics/Government – Program/Special: “UTA Election Show”
  • Specialty Assignment Report – Program/Special/Feature/Segment: “Telemundo 39 Responde”
  • Texas Heritage – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “What's A Kolache?”
  • Director – Non-Live (Post-Produced)/Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” - Christian Suarez
  • Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” - Christian Suarez and Moises Munoz
  • News Producer: “My Little Producer - Newscasts Are Magic” - Elizabeth Valles
  • Anchor – News: “The Texas Duet” - Norma Garcia and Enrique Teutelo
  • Anchor – Weather: “Beyond The Forecast” - Néstor Flecha
  • Program Host/Moderator/Reporter: “Host Of Enfoque 39” - Norma Garcia
  • Reporter – Sports: “Reportando Los Deportes, Una Carrera Al Éxito” - Erik Mora
  • Photographer – Short Form (Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” - Christian Suarez and Diego Flores

Telemundo Houston / KTMD

  • Newscast-Evening-Larger Markets (1-25): “Noticiero Telemundo Houston – 10 PM”
  • Investigative Report-Series: “Autopsia De Un Desastre – Series”
  • Feature News Report – Light Feature/Series: “Chalo”
  • Business/Consumer-News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Las Apariencias Engañan”
  • Historic/Cultural-News Single Story/Feature/Series: “Hecho En México”
  • Politics/Government – News Single Story/Feature: “Cobertura Debate Republicano”
  • Religion – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Los Misterios De La Virgen Morena”
  • Sports – Daily or Weekly Program: “Domina La Accion En La Prepa”
  • Weather – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Dr. Jim's Weather Labs El Tiempo”
  • Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Da Greatest” - Ivan Castillo
  • Reporter – Live: Rubidia Guzman
  • Photographer – News: Alex Moreno
  • Video Journalist: Rubidia Guzman

Telemundo 40 / KTLM

  • Community Service:  “Aprender Es Triunfar, Ayuda Financiera - Learning Is Success, Financial Assistance”
  • Spot News: “Angeles Del Desierto”
  • Human Interest – News Single Story: “Mis Primeros Pasos”
  • Informational/Instructional – Program/Special/Feature/Segment/Series: “Aprender Es Triunfar - Ayuda Financiera”

For complete details on all of the winners and categories, please access The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lone Star Chapter’s official 2016 Lone Star Emmy® awardees list here.
About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 28 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 36 percent of U.S. homes and Puerto Rico, produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, with a goal of connecting to their English and Spanish-speaking audiences anytime and anywhere.

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