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KGW earns 9 regional Emmy Awards, including Overall Excellence for 4th year in a row

Among the awards KGW won is the Overall Excellence Award, recognizing the innovative work of the station across all departments and functions.
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KGW News team accepts a regional Emmy for Overall Excellence at the NATAS NW Emmy Awards in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, June 3.

PORTLAND, Ore. — KGW has earned nine Northwest Regional Emmy awards from the Northwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), including top honors for Overall Excellence for the fourth year in a row. The awards event was held in Seattle on Saturday, June 3. The competition included the five states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. 

KGW received the Overall Excellence Award, recognizing the innovative work of the station across all departments and functions. The Overall Award was first established in 2004; this is the fifth time KGW has been honored in that category and fourth year in a row. 

“In 2022, we faced an array of challenges, explored innovative solutions, and discovered inspiring individuals. Our team is dedicated to telling compelling stories that have a lasting impact and improve our community. Winning the Station of Excellence award for four consecutive years upholds our mission to redefine local news. We are committed to serving our community through journalism and business solutions that truly matter,” said Steve Carter, President and General Manager of KGW. 

The station was recognized in nine categories and earned a record 49 nominations. Entries were based on material that was first broadcast in the calendar year of 2022. 

KGW anchor and reporter Pat Dooris was also honored by NATAS. Dooris, anchor of “The Story” weekdays at 6 p.m. on KGW, was inducted in the Northwest chapter’s Silver Circle. He joined KGW in 1990 and has covered nearly every major story in the region since then. The Silver Circle recognizes broadcast television professionals who have served the industry and community with distinction for 25 years or more.  

“Every day, our responsibility is to uncover, explain, highlight, and question the vital issues in our community. We are honored to be recognized for our journalism. I’m proud of our team and their unshakeable commitment to innovative storytelling,” said KGW News Director Greg Retsinas. 

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