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KET productions win eight Regional Emmy Awards for 2020 season

For Release: 08/16/21 11:11 AM

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently recognized KET productions and programs with eight Regional Emmy awards.

The awards recognize excellence in the areas of local news, programming and individual achievement and are one of the industry’s highest honors.

“I congratulate all our talented staff members for their fine work,” said Shae Hopkins, KET’s executive director and CEO. “These Regional Emmy awards attest to the high-quality and breadth of KET’s productions and underscore our dedication to serving the people of Kentucky.” 

KET productions winning a Regional Emmy award include:

  • Undiagnosed: The Diabetes Epidemic
  • Laura Krueger, Wayne Tuckson and Casey Harris
  • Long form content in Health/Medical
  • Violins of Hope
  • Gary Pahler
  • Short or long form content in Historical/Cultural
  • Cycling Capital of Kentucky
  • Jim Voskuhl
  • Short or long form content in Lifestyle
  • Toying with Still Life
  • Frank Simkonis
  • Documentary in Cultural/Topical
  • Kentucky Life, Season 25, episode 10
  • Doug Flynn, Chelsea Gorham, Valerie Trimble, Gary Pahler and Angelic Phelps
  • Magazine program
  • Kentucky Tonight: State of Unrest
  • Renee Shaw, Toby Gibbs, Gabriela Martinez and Nick Helton
  • Public affairs program
  • Kentucky Seasons
  • Justin Allen, David Dampier and Steve Shaffer
  • Short or long form content in Photographer
  • Kentucky Seasons
  • Brandon Cooper
  • Live or post-produced Audio

The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences includes 13 television markets from a four-state region, including parts of Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications