News 4 nominated for 5 Emmy Awards

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2012 file photo, statues of the 64th Emmy awards are displayed on a table backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at 8 ET/5 PT on FOX. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As reporters compete to break hard-hitting stories first, they also compare themselves to one another in competitions like the New York Emmy Awards.

For coverage in the last year, New York Emmy Awards officials announced News 4 received five nominations for stories carried out between October of 2014 and July of 2015.

In the category of Environment, Jordan Williams’ report on buried radioactive waste brought to light a potentially hazardous issue. The report aired on Oct. 23, 2014. See the report here. 

In the category of Evening Newscast, News 4 at 5’s Snowvember storm newscast kept the region informed. The newscast aired on Nov. 19, 2014. Look back at News 4’s Snowvember storm special here. 

In the category of Spot News, Prison Break New York captured the minds of the nation, and hysteria surrounding it visited WNY’s Friendship. The coverage aired on June 20, 2015. See the coverage here. 

In the category of News Special, “Break Out” encapsulated the entire prison break event, and News 4 was on the scene from start to finish. The special ran on July 28, 2015, and stories from it can be seen here. 

Finally, News 4’s now retired Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg earned an Emmy nomination for his coverage of Societal Concerns. A story on reaching out to Buffalo’s homeless aired on Jan. 7, 2015, and can be seen here. 

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