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2008 HEARTLAND REGIONAL EMMY® WINNERS

Updated: Oct 20, 2022



2008 WINNERS Morning Newscast – Larger Markets “7News at 6AM” KMGH-TV, Denver April Schildmeyer, Producer Robert Sandoval, Director Morning Newscast – Medium Markets “Oklahoma’s Ice Storm Disaster – Day 4” KJRH-TV, NBC Tulsa, Tulsa Julie Chin, Co-Anchor & Meteorologist Loren Cosby, Executive Producer Scott Jones, Co-Anchor Lindsay Patterson, Co-Anchor Liz Rahal, Producer Natalie Sentz, Reporter Daytime Newscast – Larger Markets “4 o’clock @9NEWS” KUSA-TV 9NEWS, Denver Linda Kotsaftis, Producer Bob Pusatory, Director Daytime Newscast – Medium Markets “KAKE News at 4” KAKE-TV, Wichita Adam Sechrist, Producer Ben Bradley, Assignment Manager Jay Prater, Managing Meterologist Jeff Herndon, Anchor Deb Farris, Anchor Dan Hurt, Editor Dave Grant, News Director Evening Newscast – Larger Markets “Colorado Church Shootings” KDVR, Denver Jonathan Stone, Executive Producer Brad Remington, News Director Ron Zappolo, Anchor Libby Weaver, Anchor Chris Dunn, Meteorologist Evening Newscast – Medium Markets “The News on 6 Tonight: Icy Assault” KOTV-TV, Tulsa Joshua Brakhage, Producer Dave Neligan, Executive Producer Terry Hood, Anchor Katie Green, Meteorologist General Assignment Report – Within 24 Hours ***TWO AWARDS*** “Matt Keil” KCNC-TV, Denver Vicki Hildner, Producer Steve Fedoriska, Photographer Jim Benemann, Reporter “A history lesson at the AFA” KUSA-TV 9News, Denver Chris Vanderveen, Reporter Anne Herbst, Photojournalist General Assignment Report – No Time Limit “Double Angel Baseball Park” KUSA-TV, Denver Adam Schrager, Reporter Corky Scholl, Photojournalist Breaking News “Kingfisher Rescue” KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City Dan Anderson, Photojournalist Jim Gardner, Pilot/Reporter Russell Carter, Anchor Spot News ***THREE AWARDS*** “A Bad Day for Two Teen Drivers” KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City Kevin Josefy, Photojournalist Russell Carter, News Reporter Marc Dillard, Photographer/Editor “One Moment” KUSA-TV, Denver Nelson Garcia, Reporter Anne Herbst, Photojournalist Ken Mostek, Photojournalist “The Search for Thad” KWTV News 9, Oklahoma City Mary Joseph, Reporter Travis Doussette, Photographer Scott Buechner, Photographer Continuing Coverage “Denny’s Dilemma” KETV-TV, Omaha Julie Cornell, Reporter Michael Richard, Photojournalist Investigative Report – Single Story “64-Seconds” KMGH-TV, Denver Tony Kovaleski, Investigative Reporter Jason Foster, Investigative Photojournalist Tom Burke, Investigative Producer Jeramy Rosenberg, Editor Ian McRae, Photojournalist Investigative Report – Series “Deicing Deficiencies” KCNC-TV, Denver Brian Maass, Reporter Kevin Hartfield, Photographer Feature News Report – Light Feature ***TWO AWARDS*** “Baxter” KUSA-TV 9News, Denver Chris Vanderveen, Reporter Dan Weaver, Photojournalist “The Wedding” KUSA-TV, Denver Kim Christiansen, Reporter Dan Weaver, Photojournalist Feature News Report – Light Series “Oklahoma The Beautiful” KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City Linda Cavanaugh, Producer/Writer Tony Stizza, Producer/Photojournalist Feature News Report – Serious Feature ***TWO AWARDS*** “Gary Lorenz” KUSA-TV 9News, Denver Chris Vanderveen, Reporter Dan Weaver, Photojournalist “The Heart of the Barth Hotel” KUSA-TV, Denver Nelson Garcia, Reporter Corky Scholl, Photojournalist Feature News Report – Serious Series “Who are you?” KDVR FOX31 News, Denver Brian Fullerton, Editor Sari Padorr, Reporter Chris Lupenski, Photojournalist Arts/Entertainment Program ***TWO AWARDS*** “Woman’s Intuition” Free State Studios, Lawrence Ann Niccum, Production Manager “Signature Stories #2 KDVR FOX 31, Denver Ryan S. Borgman, Chief Editor Brian Fullerton, Editor Kevin Scofield, Executive Producer Children/Youth Program ***TWO AWARDS*** “Battle of the Bands” The Network DC, Douglas County David Schler, Executive Producer Megan Leigh Sweeney, Editor Robin Bond, Producer/Director “Student Voices: Episode 14, Internet Safety” Comcast MetroBeat TV, Denver Sheila R. Willard, Senior Executive Producer Dan Sitarski, Executive Producer David Achilles, Senior Producer Madeleine Pollak, Producer Jocelyn Beresford, Editor Brian Harper, Host Mary Cassidy, Project Administrator Rick Smotkin, Project Director Kelsie Brown, Teen Reporter Marsali Hancock, Guest Expert Specialty Assignment Report – Single Story “Telemarketing Scam” KWTV News 9, Oklahoma City Amanda Taylor, Reporter Rich Kriegel, Photographer Specialty Assignment Report – Series “Room 206: Untold Stories” KMGH-TV, Denver John Ferrugia, Call 7 Investigator Tom Burke, Investigator Jason Foster, Field Producer Jim Hucks, Photojournalist Brad Bogott, Photojournalist Sportscast “Vic Lombardi: CBS4 Sports” KCNC-TV, Denver Vic Lombardi, Sports Anchor Sports – News Feature “Earthman” KDVR, Denver Noah Skinner, Photojournalist Sports – Program Series “Rockies All Access” FSN Rocky Mountain, Denver Clay Pahlau, Producer/Director Joel Niebauer, Show Editor Ryan Morrison, Photographer/Editor Braden Grieser, Feature Editor Sports – One-Time Special “Dream Like a Champion” NET Television, Lincoln Joe Turco, Producer/Executive Producer Pat Aylward, Videographer/Editor Ralph Hammack, Jr., Editor Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited “5A State High School Football Championship” FSN Rocky Mountain, Denver Tavis D. Strand, Producer Ken Miller, Executive Producer Chadwick Wachs, Director of Operations Joel Niebauer, Editor Katie O’Malley, Associate Producer Mike Schanno, Production Manager Journalistic Enterprise “We don’t need no Education” KUSA-TV, Denver Nelson Garcia, Education Reporter Documentary – Cultural “My Africa” KUSA, Denver Bazi Kanani, Anchor/Reporter Colleen Locke, Producer Documentary – Historical “Dream No Little Dream” Graymark Productions, Oklahoma City Gray Frederickson, Producer Greg Mellott, Writer/Director Amy Briede, Line Producer John Simonelli, Executive Producer Documentary – Topical “Room 206: The Platte Canyon Shooting” KMGH-TV, Denver John Ferrugia, Call 7 Investigator Tom Burke, Investigator Jason Foster, Field Producer Brad Bogott, Photojournalist Jim Hucks, Photojournalist Interview/Discussion Program “Breakfast With Brooke” KCNC-TV, Denver Brooke Wagner, Reporter Magazine Program “Gadgets, Gizmos & Gee Wiz Stuff” KMGH-TV, Denver Byron Grandy, News Director Informational/Instructional Program “Prostate Cancer: My Story” KMGH-TV, Denver Mike Landess, Host Deborah Stanley, Producer Special Event Coverage “Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular” OETA The Oklahoma Network, Oklahoma City Lee Allan Smith, Executive Producer Blake Wade, Associate Producer Steve Dahlem, Creative Director Curt Casassa, TV Director Bill Thrash, TV Producer Price Wooldridge, Production Manager Jennifer Kiersch, Sr. Project Coordinator Erica Reid, Project Coordinator DeLee Smith, Project Coordinator Paul Christensen, Technical Producer Melinda Lovelace, Producer Mickie Smith, Technical Director Community/Public Service (PSA) – Single Spot “Discover Your Library” The Network DC, Douglas County David Schler, Executive Producer Gene Park, Producer/Director Mark Alston, Gaffer Katie Klossner, Executive Producer Brad Johanson, Director/Graphics Community/Public Service (PSA) – Campaign “Uninterrupted” The Network DC, Douglas County David Schler, Executive Producer Joy Zarra, Producer Jim Kellett, Producer/Director Michael McIntyre, Editor News Promotion- Single Spot ***TWO AWARDS*** “The Truth about the Lies” KUSA, Denver Chad Maurer, Executive Promotion Producer Andy Schaeffer, Promotion Photographer / Producer “Are You on the List?” KUSA, Denver Drew Sidener, Promotion Writer/Producer News Promotion – Single Spot/Same Day “A Tale of Two Fire Stations” KUSA, Denver Andy Schaeffer, Promotion Photographer/Producer/Editor News Promotion – Campaign “We Are News 9” KWTV News 9, Oklahoma City Blaise Labbe, Executive Producer Brett Hart, Director News Promotion – Image “Get the Whole Story – Puzzle” KCNC, Denver Ed Cushing, Creative Director & Writer Jim Hayek, Design Director Michael J. Robert, Producer / Videographer Chad Roark, Designer Lauren Ridgley, Producer Program Promotion – Single Spot “Douglas County Comprehensive Master Plan 2030” The Network DC, Douglas County Television, Douglas County David Schler, Executive Producer Jim Kellett, Producer Terence Quinn, Executive Producer/Writer Michael McIntyre, Motion Graphics Program Promotion – Campaign “Sadie Football Campaign” The MountainWest Sports Network, Denver Sean Murray, Producer/Editor Adrian Cruz, Photographer Sports Promotion “Broncos Pre-Season – Depression” KCNC, Denver Ed Cushing, Creative Director / Writer Michael J. Robert, Producer / Editor Doug Pribble, Videographer Jim Hayek, Design Director Dagny Eustice, Designer Station Image Promotion “Pop-up Holiday” KMGH-TV, Denver Jason Maloney, Producer/Designer/Editor Marvin K. Gill, Director of Photography Commercial – Single Spot “The Children’s Hospital ‘Night Light’” !mpossible Pictures, Denver Steve Urbano, Director Station Excellence “9News: Where News Comes First” KUSA-TV, 9News, Denver Mark Cornetta, President & General Manager Community Service “Oklahoma’s World War II Veterans” OETA The Oklahoma Network, Oklahoma City John McCarroll, Executive Director Lori Holliday, Campaign Coordinator Ashley Barcum, Campaign Coordinator Jonathan Siler, Graphic and Video Coordinator Dick Pryor, Talent Debra Martin, Editor – Director Interactivity “Your Show: Your Thoughts, Your Questions, Your Ideas” KUSA-TV, Denver Christy Tetzler, Producer Adam Schrager, Moderator Randy Barber, Associate Producer Jordan Austin, Web Producer Danielle Anderson, Editor Geoff Sawtell, Chief Editor Audio “Merry Christmas” KMGH-TV, Denver Jeramy Rosenberg, Editor James Hucks, Photojournalist Musical Composition/Arrangement “The Handjian Story: A Road Less Traveled” Denise Gentilini Music, Denver Denise Gentilini, Composer Director – Live or Live-to-Tape “Spirit of the Season” KCNC, Denver Erica Ferrero, Director Director – Post-Production “Parker: A Town Through Time” Malone Media Group, LLC, Denver Brian Malone, Director Technical Director “Gibbs Composite” KUSA-TV, Denver Lawrence Gibbs, Technical Director Program Editor “Parker: A Town Through Time” Malone Media Group, LLC, Denver Brian Malone, Editor News Editor – Within 24 Hours “Under Pressure: Anne Herbst editing compilation…not the song by Queen” KUSA, Denver Anne Herbst, Editor News Editor – No Time Limit “Corky Scholl Editing Composite” KUSA, Denver Corky Scholl, Editor Sports Editor “Rails to Runs: A Sport’s Compilation” KDVR, Denver Ryan Delamater, Video Editor Short Form Editor “Discover Your Library” The Network DC, Douglas County Brad Johanson, Editor Program Graphics “Colorado and Company Graphics Package” KUSA-TV Graphics Department, Denver Jason Hirsch, Art Director News Graphics “Jason Hirsch Motion Graphics Composite-News” KUSA-TV, Denver Jason Hirsch, Art Director Graphics – Short Turnaround “Jason Hirsch Motion Graphics SHORT TURNAROUND” KUSA-TV Graphics Department, Denver Jason Hirsch, Art Director Set Design “Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular Set” OETA The Oklahoma Network, Oklahoma City Steve Dahlem, Set Designer Gregory Crane, Set Designer Lighting “Room 206” KMGH-TV, Denver Jason Foster, Lighting News Anchor “Anne Trujillo” KMGH-TV, Denver Anne Trujillo, Anchor Weather Anchor “Winter Driving and Weather Forecast” KUSA-TV, Denver Marty Coniglio, Meteorologist Sports Anchor “Vic Lombardi” KCNC-TV, Denver Vic Lombardi, Sports Anchor Commentator/Editorialist ***TWO AWARDS*** “World Series Time in Colorado!” KUSA-TV 9News, Denver Chris Vanderveen, Reporter David W. Delozier, Photojournalist “A Real Oklahoman” KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City Tony Stizza, Photographer Kevin Ogle, Anchor/Reporter Kent Ogle, Anchor/Reporter Performer “Kirk being Kirk” KUSA-TV, Denver Kirk Montgomery, Entertainment Reporter Program Host/Moderator “MetroBeat Magazine/Castle Rock View Composite” Comcast Cable, Denver Shellene Cockrell, Host Narrator “Colorado Spaces: Historic Hotels” Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver Audrey Elling, Narrator Program Photographer “Room 206” KMGH, Denver Jason Foster, Photojournalist News Photographer “Corky Scholl Photography Composite” KUSA, Denver Corky Scholl, Photojournalist Sports Photographer ***TWO AWARDS*** “The Greatest Show on Dirt” FSN Rocky Mountain, Denver Charlie Felix, Photographer “John Kuhrt ‘Shoot This!’” KUSA, Denver John Kuhrt, Sports Photojournalist Technical Achievement “Oklahoma Centennial Projects” OETA The Oklahoma Network, Oklahoma City Paul Christensen, Technical Producer Writer – Program “Room 206: The Platte Canyon Shooting” KMGH-TV, Denver John Ferrugia, Writer Writer – News “’Where are the explosions?’ Vanderveen Writing Composite” KUSA-TV 9News, Denver Chris Vanderveen, Reporter News Producer “Waliya Lari” KOCO, Oklahoma City Waliya Lari, Producer Student Production: College “Teller Elementary: Where Memories are made” The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver Don Dexter, Ph.D., Instructor Fred Bohm, Producer/Videographer/Off-line Editor Michael Ibarra, Producer/Editor/DVD Authoring Ryan Gibson, Producer/Editor/Video Crew Alfred Martinez, Producer/Videographer/DVD Authoring


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