"Grant's Getaways" - Emmy Award and New Book

"Grant's Getaways" - Emmy Award and New Book


by Grant McOmie

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Posted on June 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 8:05 AM

“Grant’s Getaways” Wins Northwest Emmy

KGW - Travel Oregon Honored For Excellence

SALEM, Ore. – June 6, 2012

Showcasing excellence in reporting and high-quality programming about destinations and outdoor recreation throughout Oregon, Grant McOmie, host of “Grant’s Getaways,” was honored on June 2 with five nominations and an Emmy win at the 49th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards, conducted by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

McOmie earned best informational/instructional-feature segment for his coverage of the raptors on Bonny Butte, an area south of Mount Hood.

There he documented the migration of hawks and eagles, which observers call one of the most remarkable sights in Oregon.

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, has partnered with KGW NewsChannel 8 and McOmie since 2009 to produce the popular “Grant’s Getaways” segments, featuring themes such as fishing, urban hiking, surfing, geocaching, whale watching, kayaking and whitewater rafting.

Through collaboration with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon State Marine Board, the show has reached approximately 2.5 million households annually, bringing to life Oregon’s vast natural resources while inspiring year-round recreation and travel throughout the state.

“Grant’s Getaways” airs Thursdays at noon and Saturdays at 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on KGW NewsChannel 8.

The programs can also be seen on the regional broadcast partner Northwest Cable News (NWCN). Longer, web-only segments are available on TravelOregon.com and as podcasts on iTunes.

A New Book in the Works

Portland, OR – June 5, 2012.

It’s a match made in . . . Oregon.

Emmy Award–winning Oregon journalist Grant McOmie has just signed a book deal with Oregon-based publisher Graphic Arts Books.

101 GRANT'S GETAWAYS will be published May 1, 2013, in travel friendly paperback and ebook versions and available at bookstores, gift shops, and online sources.

The book will cover 101 Oregon destinations featured in the popular television series “Grant’s Getaways.” Soon, fans will be able to access these destination gems in a handy book format.

“101 Grant’s Getaways,” a complimentary book to the series is to be published by Graphic Arts Center, will be available in both print and ebook formats next spring.

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors’ experience by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon.

The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening economic impacts of the state’s $8.8 billion tourism industry that employs nearly 92,000 Oregonians.