9NEWS dominates Heartland Emmys

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9NEWS President and General Manager Mark Cornetta said, "In the midst of what has been a very difficult summer for all Coloradans, I think it's important to take a moment to acknowledge the extraordinary work being done by the gifted journalists of 9NEWS. They serve our community with compassion, accuracy and a sense of duty that is exemplified by the recognition of the Emmy judges for the body of work of 9NEWS."

Emmy voters honored 9NEWS with the prestigious Station Excellence award which acknowledges the totality of a station's operation. Voters consider all facets of a station's operation from news and sports coverage to other locally produced programs, promotional announcements, community involvement and other examples that emphasize the quality and breadth of a station's overall position in the community.

Adele Arakawa and Cheryl Preheim shared the honor for Best Anchor. The honor was Arakawa's second win in as many years. Preheim won a national Edward R. Murrow award earlier this year for her story, "Adde's Lesson," which received further honors this year from the Emmy voters in the Light Feature category.

Chris Vanderveen received the most honors for his work at 9NEWS, capturing eight Heartland Emmy awards including Best General Assignment Report, Specialty Assignment Report, Journalistic Enterprise, Interactivity, Commentator/Editorialist, Program Photographer, News Writer and Program Writer.

9NEWS Vice President and News Director Patti Dennis said, "It's been an extraordinary and challenging few months for all of us at 9NEWS. Recognition by the Emmy voters is a reminder that what we do is vital and important to our community, to our viewers and to consumers of news across all our platforms."

A complete list of winners is available at the Heartland Emmy website. A list of all 9NEWS winners appears below.

Daytime Newscast - Larger Markets
"4 O'clock at 9News: Everywhere"
Linda Kotsaftis, Executive Producer
Kathy Vitale, Producer
Bob Pusatory, Director

General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours
"Welcome Back"
Chris Vanderveen, Reporter
Anne Herbst, Photographer

General Assignment Report - No Time Limit
"ATM Skimmers"
Jeremy Jojola, Investigative Reporter
Anna Hewson, Photographer/Editor

Spot News
"I-70 Crash"
William Ripley, Reporter
Kevin Sullivan, Editor

Continuing Coverage
"September 11th Anniversary"
David W. Delozier, Segment Producer

Feature News Report - Light Feature
"Adde and Sean"
Cheryl Preheim, Reporter
Anne Herbst, Producer

Business/Consumer - News / Program
"Unemployment Fraudsters"
Eric Kahnert, Producer, Reporter/Writer
Andy Buck, Photographer/Editor

Politics/Government - News Single Story
"School Board Politics"
Nelson Garcia, Reporter
Brett Alles, Photojournalist

Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story
"Every... Single... Day..."
Chris Vanderveen, Reporter
Dan Weaver, Photojournalist

Specialty Assignment Report - News Series
"Musical Numbers"
Nelson Garcia, Reporter
Brett Alles, Photojournalist

Sportscast / Sports News Feature
"Finding a Way"
Kim Christiansen, Reporter
John Kuhrt, Producer

Community/Public Service (PSAs) - Campaign
"Never Shake a Baby"
Robert D. Springer, Writer/Director/Editor

News Promo - Single Spot/Same Day
"9Wants to Know: Cardiac... Arrested"
Drew Sidener, Writer/Producer/Editor

Commercial - Single Spot
"Race for the Cure - Dear Cancer"
Chad Maurer, Writer/Producer
Andy Schaeffer, Photographer
Tommy Collier, Colorist

Station Excellence
"9News Everywhere"
Mark Cornetta, General Manager

Journalistic Enterprise
"Life's Moments: Vanderveen Journalistic Enterprise"
Chris Vanderveen, Producer

"YOUR SHOW: Where the Viewer is in Charge"
Christy Tetzler, Producer
Kyle Clark, Host
Geoff Sawtell, Producer
Matt Flener, Host
Chris Vanderveen, Host

Editor - News - Within 24 Hours
"Corky Scholl within 24 Edit Compilation"
Corky Scholl, Editor

Editor - News - No Time Limit
"Corky Scholl Edit Composite -- No Time Limit"
Corky Scholl, Editor

Talent - News Anchor
"Adele Arakawa - Anchor Composite"
Adele Arakawa, Anchor

"Cheryl Preheim Anchor Compilation"
Cheryl Preheim, Anchor

Talent - Commentator/Editorialist
"Pearl Harbor Essay"
Chris Vanderveen, Commentator

Photographer - Program
"Return to Pearl"
David W. Delozier, Photographer
Chris Vanderveen, Photographer

Photographer - News
"Corky Scholl Photo Composite"
Corky Scholl, Photographer

Photographer - Sports
"Kuhrt Composite"
John Kuhrt, Photojournalist

Photographer - Video Essay
"The Border"
Corky Scholl, Photographer

Video Journalist
"Dave Delozier Composite"
David W. Delozier, Video Journalist

Writer - Program
"Vanderveen Writing: Keil Twins"
Chris Vanderveen, Writer

Writer - News
"Vanderveen Writes: Lila's Daddy's Composite"
Chris Vanderveen, Writer

News Producer
"Will Swope Entry"
Will Swope, Producer

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