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KSTP-TV/KSTC.TV Eyewitness News team leads the way at Upper Midwest Emmy Awards 10/7/02


KSTP-TV and KSTC.TV took home 23 Emmy Awards at the third annual Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Awards and Silver Circle Induction held Saturday at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.  Channel 5's 20 awards were by far the most of any television station in the competition.  The Emmys are presented by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), which includes television stations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa. 

For the second consecutive year, KSTP/KSTC news anchor Harris Faulkner was named "Best Anchor" for Channel 5 Eyewitness News Live at 5 and Channel 45 Eyewitness News at Nine weekdays.  KSTP/KSTC sports director Joe Schmit received the award for "Best Sports Anchor" as well as "Best Sports Program" for Joe Schmit's SportsWrap.  Channel 5 Eyewitness News Morning, the most watched local morning news program, was named "Best Single Morning News" for its coverage of ABC's Good Morning America on April 30, 2002, which originated live from Stillwater, Minnesota.  The station swept the Community/Public Service and Public Affairs categories, winning Emmys for the Tenth Annual Race for the Cure 2002 campaign, Hollywood 2002 spot, and At Issue with Tom Hauser.  Channel 45, celebrating its two-year anniversary, earned three Emmy Awards for Non-News Promotion Spot, Soft Feature, and Program Hosts Non-News.

KSTP-TV Channel 5 (the Twin Cities ABC affiliate) and independent sister station KSTC.TV Channel 45 are locally owned and operated by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.  Home of Eyewitness News, the stations produce more hours of regularly-scheduled news broadcasts than any other Twin Cities' television news station.

News Anchor
Harris Faulkner

Sports Anchor
Joe Schmit

Sports Program - SportsWrap
Joe Schmit, Anchor/Host
Mark Genoksy, Producer
Chad Whisnant, Photojournalist
Nate Leding, Assistant Producer

Single Morning News Program, Market 20 or Larger - Eyewitness News Morning GMA Visit
Scott Libin, News Director
Tami Howard, Executive Producer
Ann Harings, Producer
Mike Binkley, Anchor
Angela Davis, Anchor
Rusty Gatenby, Traffic/Entertainment
Heidi Bodine, Reporter

Rod Rassman
Community/Public Service, Spot - Hollywood 2002
Erik Thorson, Producer/Editor
David Schwenk, Videographer
Harry Kline, Lighting
Tim Fusco, Graphics
Community/Public Service, Campaign - Tenth Annual Race For The Cure (2002)
Dayna Deutsch, VP/Special Projects Director
Melissa Mrachek, PSA Producer
Kelly Condon, PSA Producer
Dave Schwenk, PSA Videographer/Editor
Tim Fusco, Graphics
Harris Faulkner, Reporter 
Lorri Burchett, Photojournalist
Monty Stuempert, Photojournalist
Dave Wertheimer, Photojournalist
Monica Hanson, Editor
Dave Baumann, Creative Services Director

Public Affairs - At Issue with Tom Hauser
Scott Libin, News Director
Kevin Hunt, Senior Producer
Tom Hauser, Host/Producer

Hard Feature Series - Oil Field of Dreams
Randy Meier, Anchor/Reporter
Lorri Burchett, Photojournalist
Dan Callahan, Producer
Jon Menell, Editor/Graphics

Hard Feature - Siren
Jonathan Menell, Producer/Editor
Gail Plewacki, Reporter
Jason Hanson, Photojournalist
Dave Peterson, Photojournalist
Nick Clausen, Photojournalist
Al Carlson, Photojournalist
Greg Schulzetenberg, Photojournalist
Cy Dodson, Photojournalist
Mark Anderson, Photojournalist
Russ Brown, Photojournalist
Lee Zwiefelhofer, Photojournalist
Denny Degriselles, Photojournlist
Same-Day Hard Feature - Heroin Bust
Kris Patrow, Reporter
Dave Ogle, Photojournalist

Sports Segment/Feature - Kwan's Dream
Rod Rassman, Reporter
Cy Dodson, Photojournalist

Continuing Coverage - Secret Sins II
Gary Hill, Managing Editor
Robb Leer, Reporter
Julie Jacoby, Producer
Jim O'Connell, Photojournalist
Jon Menell, Editor

Videography, News Beyond 24 Hours
- Compilation
Mark Anderson, Photojournalist
Jason Hanson, Photojournalist
Soft Feature - Blast From The Past
Jason Hanson, Photojournalist
John Barr, Reporter

Editing, News Within 24 Hours - Composite
Jason Hanson
Editing, News Beyond 24 Hours - Memorial in the Heartland
Jonathan Menell
Mark Anderson

Audio News - Composite
Jason Hanson

Audio Non-News - American Heroes
Mike Lopez
(Produced in cooperation with the St. Paul Fire Department)

Non-News Promotion Spot - Discovery of the Powerball
Dan Lamatsch, Producer
Katie McPhillips, Videographer/Editor

Soft Feature - Living With the Boogey Man
Mark Anderson, Producer/Photojournalist
Jonathan Menell, Producer/Editor
Program Hosts Non-News -The Environmental Journal
Stephan Reynolds, Host

For a complete list of 2002 Upper Midwest Emmy Award winners go to

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