KXAS/Channel 5 won nine awards, including the award for Station Excellence, at the Lone Star Emmy Awards. WFAA/Channel 8, however, took the most awards with 21. And there were plenty of awards to go around, with most DFW stations winning at least one.
The awards were presented Nov. 10 at a ceremony at Cowboys Stadium. There are a lot of them, which is one of the many reasons it took a while to get this post up. There are also some categories in which there are more than one winner. Here's a rundown (and this is just the DFW stations!), with links when available/applicable and some video as well:
NBC 5 anchor-reporter Kristi Nelson and executive producer Reginald Hardwick won the Interactivity Emmy for Kristi's Gift, Nelson's series about donating a kidney to her mother. (Read DFW.com's interview with Nelson about the series here.)
NBC 5 photojournalist won for Feature News Report -- Light Feature/Series for "Battle Chariot," a report on local wheelchair athletes. Check it out:
View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com.
Bullard also won Photographer -- sports for "Wheely Good Photography."
Bullard, photojournalist Peter Hull and sports-reporter anchor Matt Barrie won the Human Interest Emmy for "The Voice of Knox City," a feature about Lyndon Baty, an immunosupressed teen in the small West Texas town of Knox City (about 80 miles north of Abilene) who attends school via a robot called the "Baty Bot" and is a huge -- and opinionated -- sports fan. This is more than seven minutes long, but it's worth sticking through it till the end.
View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com.
Barrie also won Emmys for Sportscast (shared with Bullard) and for on-camera talent in both sports anchor and sports reporter categories. Morning reporter Ben Russell won On-Camera Talent -- Reporter.
WFAA's awards included one for commentary for sports anchor Dale Hansen's "Thank God for Kids," his segment in which he told viewers that he had been sexually molested as a child. Read DFW.com's interview with Hansen about the viewer reaction here. And watch the segment:
The station won for Team Coverage for its reporting on the April 3 Tornado Outbreak in North Texas. Executive news director Carolyn Mungo is cited as the reward recipient.
WFAA also won a Breaking News award for its coverage of the response from viewers who wanted to help Oscar complete his list. Watch Slater's original report here:
Reporter Jason Whitely and photographer Joshua Stephen won in the Environment News category for "Digging in to What We Discard," their report on TCU sociology professor Jeff Ferrell, who "Dumpster-dives" to retrieve usable clothing items and edible food out of the trash. Watch it here -- and props to Whitely for taking a bite of some Dumpster food:
Joshua Stephen (who shared the Emmy for the above clip) also won in the Specialty Assignment category for "An Answered Prayer."
Teresa Woodard won in the Health/Science News category for "Adults & Autism." Greg T. Johnson, Arnold Payne III and Alan McKenzie shared an Emmy in the Military News category for "Freedom Isn't Free." The station's airing of "The Belo Debate" earned Emmys in the Politics/Government category for executive producer Meagan Harris, assistant news director Chris Berg, director producer John Rios and producer Eric Valadez. (Valadez also won a news-producer Emmy for ("AMR: Cuts & Consequences.")
Harris and anchor-reporter Debbie Denmon (who is no longer with the station) won in the Specialty Assignments News-Series category for One in 88: The Untold Story, a series about autism.
Photojournalist Billy Bryant won in the Religion News category for "What Happens in Homestead." Bryant also shared a Continuing Coverage Emmy with producer Valerie Roberts Evans for Crooked Teeth: Medicaid Millions, an 11-part investigative series that revealed "tens of millions of dollars in questionable billings and a troubling lack of oversight of the Texas Medicaid orthodontic program.
Reporter Joe Trahan and photographers Greg T. Johnson and Arnold Payne III won in the Sports-News Feature category for "Unstoppable: The David Bigoney Story," a report on a triathlete who keeps going after surviving a 1996 shooting that left him blind. Johnson also won an Emmy for editing the piece. Watch it here:
Big D NYE, the 2011/12 edition of the station's annual New Year's special, won for Special Event Coverage. The program also earned production operations manager Jerry Cadigan and post facilities manager Don Hazen an Emmy for Technical Achievement. Art director Monica Helberg, promotion director Ronda Gibbons White and creative services/digital media director received an Emmy for a promotional campaign for News 8 Daybreak. Martha Pingel won in the Director-Technical Director category for News 8 at 10 p.m.
Pete Delkus won for On Camera Talent -- Weather. Jonathan Betz won for On-Camera Talent-Reporter General Assignment/Spot News.
Longtime investigative reporter Becky Oliver won for, what else, investigative reporting. It was the station's only award.
CBS 11 News at 10 won in the Newscast - Evening - Larger Market category for its tornado coverage. Meteoroloigsts Larry Mowry and Jeff Jamison, reporter Jeff Gormley, producer Tom Duerr, executive producer Carlos Hopkins and newscast director Steve Caccavale shared the award. The station's morning newscast won for its follow-up coverage, produced by Cassie Crowe.
Anchors Doug Dunbar and Karen Borta won in the News Special category for 10 Years Gone: Remember 9/11. Producer Stewart McKenzie and managing editor Michael McCardel also shared the award. Dunbar also won a separate award for news anchoring.
Carol Cavazos won in the Arts/Entertainment category for "Lukas Nelson," her report on Willie Nelson's son, who's also a singer. Watch it here:
Investigative reporter Ginger Allen and producer Stuart Boslow won in the Business/Consumer Category for "Secret Charges Worth Billions," some of which you can see here. The station's special Ahead of the Storm won for Weather Special. Producer Michael Stewart won an editing award for a promotion compilation.
The Univision station won in the News Excellence category for Noticias Univision 23. News director Carlos Tamez and vice president/general manager Becky Munoz-Diaz shared the award.
Reporter/producer Volga Santos won in the Feature News Report -- Light Feature category for "Con El Sabor de Mi Tierra," a report on various non-Tex-Mex Latin-influenced restaurants in DFW. Watch it here (and if you don't speak Spanish, there's still plenty of things that don't get lost in translation):
Sandra Silvestrucci won in the Serious Feature category for "Pueblo de Mujeres." Reporter Ana Maria Vargas, producer Eloina Juarez and photographer Mario Barraza won in the Children/Youth/Teen category for Inocencia Interrumpida. Reporter Milensky Rega won in the Human Interest category for a El Buen Samaritano De La Semana (Good Samaritan of the Week) feature.
Reporter Juan Francisco Cobos, news director Carlos Tamez and editor Jose Lomeli won in the Politics/Government category for Gobernar En El Infierno. Mario Montez won in the Sports -- News Feature category for "Monroy Sin Limites." Editor Mariano Dominguez won a short-form editing award for a compilation of his work.
Anchor-reporter Walt Maciborski (no longer with the station), editor-photographer Bill Carruthers and photographer Jose Sanchez won in the Military category for The War Inside, about soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Maciborski, Carruthers and photojournalist John Deal shared an Emmy in the Texas Heritage category for "Phil Collins Remembers the Alamo," about pop star Phil Collins' extensive collection of Alamo artifacts and a book he wrote about the subject. Watch it here:
Reporter Daniel Novick won a Weather Emmy for his coverage of the Forney tornado. Bob Dickinson won a short-form writing award for "Be Sure to Write!"
The Telemundo station won in the Breaking News category, with the award shared by news anchor Juany Bazan, sports anchor Ramon Diaz, meteorologist Ariel Rodriguez, producer Jose Carlos Perez, and Jose Flores, vice president of content.
KXTX also won in the Continuing Coverage category for its reporting on Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Mexico. The award was shared by Flores, news anchor Norma Garcia, producer Alfredo Sanchez, and video journalist Fernando Mejia.
Garcia and Perez, along with photographer/editor Daniel Manrique and photographer Pablo Cavazos, won in the News Special category for Hispanic Heroes Christmas Special.
The station's Enfoque Dallas program, anchored by Garcia, won in the Politics/Government category.
Producer/editor Vanessa Jimenez won for News Promo/Image.
Garcia also won an on-camera talent award for her news anchoring, and a writing Emmy as well.
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There were, to put it technically, a mess of other Emmys. You can read the whole list here.