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KBJR 6 nominated for News Excellence, 3 total Emmy awards

DULUTH, MN – The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday KBJR 6 is the recipient of three 2020 regional Emmy nominations.

The nominations are for Daytime Newscast (Market 121+), Documentary-Cultural and News Excellence. 

KBJR 6 News Today anchored by Ryan Haff, CeCe Gaines and meteorologist Adam Lorch earned the nomination for Daytime Newscast for its coverage of a major Thanksgiving snowstorm. Our morning team provided live, team coverage from the roads in the KBJR 6 Mobile Weather Lab and at the Duluth Airport.

Missing and Murdered: An Invisible Epidemic earned the nomination for Documentary-Cultural. In this half hour KBJR 6 special written and hosted by evening anchor Bonney Bowman, we shined the light on the epidemic of violence faced by women in the Native community. What we discovered was a complex picture of cultural mistrust and misunderstanding, of historic pain, and of a community demanding change but afraid it would never come.


The third nomination, for news excellence, is presented to an organization for “excellence in the overall news operation.” Work highlighted by the nomination includes the Missing and Murdered: An Invisible Epidemic news special, Northland Steps Up series produced by evening anchor Dan Wolfe and the KBJR 6 News at 10 for its comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 developments in two states within hours of each other.

The complete list of nominees follows:

NEWSCAST – DAYTIME (MARKETS 121+)
KBJR 6 News Today
Ryan Haff, Anchor/Producer
CeCe Gaines, Anchor

DOCUMENTARY – CULTURAL
KBJR 6 Presents: Missing and Murdered: An Invisible Epidemic
Ramona Marozas, Executive Producer
Bonney Bowman, Writer/Host

NEWS EXCELLENCE
KBJR 6
Kevin Jacobsen, News Director

Winners will be announced during a virtual Upper Midwest Emmy Gala in November.

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