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ABC15 wins multiple 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, including Overall Excellence

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Oct 04, 2022
and last updated 2023-03-29 21:48:47-04

PHOENIX — ABC15 Arizona received top honors from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its journalistic excellence. The station was honored in all major categories handed out for local excellence in journalism, including Overall Excellence, News Excellence, Morning Newscast and Daytime/Evening Newscast, during the chapter’s annual award ceremony.

“Our team works countless hours to tell stories that make a difference in Arizona, and these awards are not only well-deserved, but also a testament to the passion of everyone at ABC15,” said Mitch Jacob, ABC15 Arizona news director.

“Our team is dedicated to taking action on behalf of all Arizonans,” said Anita Helt, vice president and general manager at ABC15 Arizona. “To be awarded for overall station excellence and news excellence is a great honor and speaks to our team’s commitment to give everyone a voice.”

ABC15 Arizona staffers received 18 nominations in a variety of news, investigative, reporting and marketing categories. Here is the full list of the honorees:

  • Overall Excellence
    • Anita Helt
  • News Excellence
    • Mitch Jacob
  • Morning Newscast
    • Killed by a Red Light Runner: Tragedy for Phoenix Police
      Nick Ciletti, Brittany Barba, Destaney Sperry, Bonnie Harris, Kaley O’Kelley, Megan Thompson
  • Daytime/Evening Newscast
    • ABC15 News at 10pm
      Colby Root, Fay Fredricks, Jordan Bontke, Windsor Smith, Venton Blandin, Jonathan Fuentes
  • Investigative Single Report
    • Adopted, Abused and Abandoned
      Zach Crenshaw, Chad Lindstrom
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion News – No Production Time Limit
    • DCS Disparities
      Zach Crenshaw
  • Weather News
    • In the Flood Zone
      Nicole Grigg, Danny Bavaro
  • Anchor News
    • Nick Ciletti Field Anchoring
      Nick Ciletti