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ABC57 wins two Emmys

ABC57 won two Emmys at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award ceremony Sunday night.

The awards were for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the Academy for the years 2011-2012.

ABC 57 won the Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series - Weather - Feature or Series award for coverage of the January snow storm. The ABC57 staff who earned this award are: producers Greg DeBrosse and Emily Allen; Meteorologist Monica Ott; Chief Meteorologist Jamie Martin; reporters Tony Spehar, Emily Pritchard, Jaclyn Kelley; and Photographer Matthew Armitage.

“I am so impressed and awestruck, with what our news team has achieved, since we first went on the air in April of 2011. We not only introduced  a new news to our market, but also introduced a new group of talented individuals as our news team. They have embraced the community we serve, pushed the use of new technology and have set a standard for themselves to achieve that next level, which comes with growth,” said Jeff Guy, General Manager of WBND.

Aaron Ramey, News Director for ABC 57 News said, “I am very proud of all of the accomplishments of the ABC57 News Team over the past 18 months. From day one, we made a commitment to alerting Michiana, through comprehensive coverage, of ever-changing weather conditions. To have affirmation from our industry peers of our hard work is simply amazing.”

ABC57 also won the Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air – Technical Achievement award. That award went to Greg DeBrosse, Aaron Ramey, Kyle Fobe, Matt Armitage, Emily Pritchard, Brian Dorman, Ashley Izbicki, Tom Coomes, Monica Ott, Tony Simons, Tony Spehar, Jillian Mahen, Jason Aubry, Emily Allen, Kelley Dickens, Jenny Dolph, Heather Ferrell, Jamie Martin, Adam Payne, Judy Peters, Pete Wajszczuk, Kenny Helbling, Amanda Seabolt, Jessica Fleming, Jaclyn Kelley, Keitha Nelson.

“We were fortunate to build a television newsroom from the ground up using the most modern technology.  We have been early adopters of live-over-cellular technology. It allows us to be nimble, expands our coverage area and improves breadth of our content,” said Ramey.

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