News 9 Celebrates Emmy Nominations

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 2:27 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY – News 9 has been nominated for several Emmys by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Heartland Chapter.

News 9 was nominated in four categories:

Breaking News: "Flooding Rescue"

Mason Dunn, Pilot/Reporter
Greg Blackwood, Photojournalist
Adrianna Iwasinski, Reporter
Ken Kilbourn, Photojournalist
Ed Murray, Anchor
Kirsten McIntyre, Anchor
Kelly Ogle, Anchor
Gary England, Chief Meteorologist

On June 14, 2010, SkyNews 9 Pilot Mason Dunn spotted a teenager swimming from tree to tree in floodwaters. Raquel Dawson was walking to work when she saw a woman who was stranded in her car. When Raquel tried to help, the water swept her away.

"I started shaking really bad while I was swimming, and I thought I was going to pass out," said Dawson. "I thought I was going to die."

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated coverage of Raquel's rescue. Clip 1.

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated coverage of Raquel's rescue. Clip 2.

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated coverage of Raquel's rescue. Clip 3.

Business/Consumer - News Single Story: "'Temporary' Tattoo?"

Amanda Taylor, Reporter
Rich Kriegel, Photojournalist
Courtney Clevenger, Producer

For Mason Dickerson, a high school senior, getting the name "Kylie" on his back didn't seem like a big deal. After all, this tattoo was supposed to be temporary.

Never did he think within a week, his back would have a huge red rash. So his mother took him straight to the doctor.

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated story of a temporary tattoo that turned out to be permanent.

Politics/Government-News Single Story: "Lawmakers Travel"

Amy Lester, Reporter 11
Greg Blackwood, Photojournalist

California, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, even Cuba and Canada are just some of the places lawmakers went using taxpayers' money. Lawmakers spent $1.5 million on travel, more than $155,000 to go out of state. The Oklahoma Impact Team learned about these trips while reviewing travel records for 2009.

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated report on what traveling lawmakers cost the state of Oklahoma.

Documentary-Topical: "Pros for Africa"

Mark McBride, Photojournalist
Bryan Eckert, Producer
LeAnne Taylor, Anchor/Reporter

Pros for Africa is an international, non-profit relief organization headquartered in Oklahoma City. News 9 followed the organization on its mission trip to Uganda.

Watch News 9's Emmy-nominated documentary series Pros For Africa.