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KAKE News wins Emmy
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Jemelle Holopirek

KAKE TV was recently awarded a regional Emmy for outstanding newscast by the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy Awards. KAKE’s “Good Morning Kansas” program was honored with the award for Best Morning Newscast – Medium Market. “Good Morning Kansas” is anchored by Jemelle Holopirek and meteorologist Frank Waugh, produced by Melisha Regier and directed by Russ Sturm. KAKE was the only Wichita television station to receive an Emmy award in this year’s competition.
The 28th annual Heartland Regional Emmy® Awards and Silver Circle presentations were held Saturday, July 12th. The Heartland chapter was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Over 550 television professionals in the five state region of Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Oklahoma enjoy membership in the Academy.
Gray Television, Inc. Gray is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. that owns and operates television stations in 40 television markets broadcasting a total of 136 program streams including 73 affiliates of the Big Four networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC). The Gray owned and/or operated stations includes 27 channels affiliated with the CBS Network, 22 channels affiliated with the NBC Network, 14 channels affiliated with the ABC Network and 10 channels affiliated with the FOX Network. Gray owns and/or operates the number-one ranked television station in 27 of those 40 markets and the number-one or number-two ranked television station operations in 37 of those 40 markets. Gray reaches approximately 7.3 percent of total United States households.