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Press Release

November 14, 2017

Stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio took home top honors across several categories including “Overall Excellence,” “News Excellence,” “Morning” and “Weekend Newscasts” and Single and Series “Investigative Report”

NEW YORK, NY – (November 14, 2017) – The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS, Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXTX, Telemundo Houston / KTMD, Telemundo 60 San Antonio / KVDA and Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley / KTLM a combined total of 61 Lone Star Emmy® Awards during the 15th annual awards gala held on Friday, November 11 in San Antonio, Texas.

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 were both awarded a Lone Star Emmy® in the “Community Service” category in recognition of their collaborative work on Clear the Shelters, an annual pet adoption campaign that launched in the market three years ago and has resulted in more than 150,000 pet adoptions since the effort was expanded nationally in 2015. NBC 5 won an additional 19 awards across various categories, including Morning and Weekend Newscasts and “Investigative Report – Single Story” category for their report “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal.” Telemundo 39 also won an additional 16 awards including the top honor of “News Excellence” for the third consecutive year. Telemundo Houston took home 13 awards including the coveted “Overall Excellence” award, as well as wins in the “Investigative Report - Single Story” category for “Sin Luz Propia” and the “Investigative Report - Series” category for “En La Mira.” Telemundo 60 won four awards including an honor in the “Video Journalist” category for Jairo Lozano’s story “Flying Solo on Air.” In addition, Telemundo 40 took home eight awards including the “Community Service” award in recognition of the station’s student financial aid initiative “El Poder En Ti, Ayuda Financiera.”

“Our stations stand out for what they do and I am very proud they are getting the recognition they deserve,” said Valari Staab President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “Quality journalism and effective community initiatives strengthens communities. All of our stations in Texas are doing their part to keep their communities informed through their outstanding reporting and their meaningful community affairs programs.”

Below is the full list of wins for NBC 5, Telemundo 39, Telemundo Houston, Telemundo 60 and Telemundo 40:

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39:

  • Community Service: “Clear The Shelters”

NBC 5:

  • Newscast - Mornings/Daytime: “Severe Storms Hit North Texas”
  • Newscast – Weekend: “NBC 5 News at 10”
  • Breaking News: “Tragedy in Dallas: The July 7th Ambush”
  • Spot News: “Larry Collins, Field Producer”
  • Investigative Report - Single Story: “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The Land Deal”
  • Health/Science - News Single Story/Feature: “Dr. Jan”
  • Health/Science - News Series: “Tiny Miracle”
  • Human Interest - News Series: “Overcoming Obstacles”
  • Human Interest - News Single Story: “Second Chances”
  • Specialty Assignment Report - News Single Story/Series/Feature: “The Borderland Project”
  • Weather - News Single Story/Series/Feature: “He Didn't Die Alone”
  • Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot: “State Of Mind”
  • Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot: “Texas Storm Fleet”
  • News Producer: Ashley Lowell, “More Than Meets The Eye”
  • Talent - Anchor – News: “God Bless Texas”
  • Talent - Anchor – Sports: “Cowboys, Cops, Weed and Newy”
  • Talent - Reporter – Live: “Living the Live Life”
  • Photographer – News: “Ryan’s Composite”
  • Writer – News: “Variations On 26 Letters”

Telemundo 39:

  • News Excellence
  • Breaking News: “Balacera En North Lake”
  • Spot News: “Dallas Shooting”
  • News Special: “Tornados, Un Año Despues De La Tragedia”
  • Arts/Entertainment-News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Divos Del Metroplex”
  • Specialty Assignment Report- News Single Story/Feature/Series: “Cuando Yo LLege”
  • Weather- News Weathercast: “El Tiempo Con Milmar”
  • Sports- Sportscast: “Ramon y Telemundo Deportivo”
  • Sports- One -Time Special: “Destino Rio”
  • Human Interest-Program Feature/Segment: “Artist To The Dead”
  • Politics/Government- Program/Special: “Enfoque, Al Filo Del Muro”
  • Specialty Assignment Report- News Single Story/Feature/ Series: “Crisis En La Frontera”
  • News Producer: Elizabeth Valles, “Lizzy’s Journey- News, Friendship And Magic”
  • Talent- Anchors- News: Norma Garcia and Enrique Teutelo, “The Texas Duet”
  • Talent- Reporter - Specialty Assignment: “Motivacion, Solo En Telemundo 39”
  • Talent- Reporter- Sports: “One Woman Sports Band”

Telemundo Houston:

  • Overall Excellence
  • Journalistic Enterprise: “Responde Houston - Periodismo De Investigación”
  • Continuing Coverage - No Time Limit: “Superbowl LI Coverage”
  • Investigative Report - Single Story: “Sin Luz Propia”
  • Investigative Report - Series: “En La Mira”
  • Feature News Report - Light Feature / Series: “Muerta en Vida”
  • Business/Consumer - News Single Story / Series / Feature: “Sin Correspondencia”
  • Human Interest - News Single Story: "Reencuentro Consumado”
  • Sports - Daily Or Weekly Program: “Domina La Acción En La Prepa”
  • Weather - Program / Special / Feature / Segment: “El Golfo En Alerta 2017”
  • Talent - Reporter - Features / Human Interest: “La Vida”
  • Talent - Reporter – Investigative: “Crystal Ayala Investigates”
  • Technical Achievement: “Howdy: Super Bowl XLI Edition”

Telemundo 60:

  • General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours: “Pobres Entre Ricos”
  • Talent - Reporter – Live: “Taking You There”
  • Photographer - Short Form (Promos, Psas, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Busca Tormentas 60”
  • Video Journalist: “Flying Solo On Air”

Telemundo 40:

  • Community Service: “El Poder En Ti, Ayuda Financiera”
  • Newscast - Morning/Daytime - Smaller Markets (61+): “Noticias Telemundo 40 - Edición 4:00 PM”
  • Newscast – Weekend: “Noticias Telemundo 40 Edición Fin De Semana - Firma Ley SB 4”
  • Religion - News Single Story / Series / Feature: “Monjas Del Milenio”
  • Health / Science - Program Feature / Segment / Special: “Unidos Contra El Cáncer De Seno”
  • Documentary – Topical: “Beulah El Desastre Que Cambio Al Valle”
  • Talent - Anchor – Weather: “Homemade 3-D”
  • Talent - Commentator / Editorialist / Performer / Narrator / Program Host: “Keeping Things Political”

For complete details on all of the winners and categories, please access The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lone Star Chapter’s official 2017 Lone Star Emmy® awardees list here.

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 30 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 37 percent of U.S. homes and Puerto Rico, produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, with a goal of connecting to their English and Spanish-speaking audiences anytime and anywhere.


Melissa Castro