|NBC10 PHILADELPHIA NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL EMMY® AWARD|
|PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 13, 2012 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized NBC10 Philadelphia with a national 2012 Emmy® Award Nomination. The nomination, in the category of ‘Outstanding Regional News Story – Spot News’, was announced in New York on July 12. The nominated team from NBC10 includes Reporter Doug Shimell and Photojournalists Brian Iacone and Geoffrey Nichols. The nomination recognizes their work on the January 19, 2011 story ‘Deadly Blast Damage’ which documented a dramatic gas line explosion in the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia.
The blast occurred on January 18, 2011 as a Philadelphia Gas Works crew was attempting to patch a high-pressure gas main break. Captured on video by Photojournalist Geoff Nichols, the blast killed one PGW worker and injured 5 others on the scene. The explosion and ensuing blaze took down a building and partially destroyed another.
“We’re extremely proud of Doug, Brian and Geoff and thrilled that their hard work has been recognized by the Academy” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC10 Philadelphia.
NBC10 Philadelphia is one of only seven regional nominees to be recognized. The 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented on Monday, October 1 In New York City.
ABOUT NBC10 PHILADELPHIA
NBC10 (WCAU-TV Philadelphia) has been delivering news and entertainment to the Delaware Valley for over 60 years. Part of the NBC Owned Television Stations, NBC10 serves over five million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date news, weather, sports, consumer, health and traffic reports. NBC Philadelphia Nonstop, the station’s digital channel, offers more than 20 original entertainment and news programs and can be seen on Comcast 248, Verizon 460 and over-the-air at 10.2. Other NBC10 properties include nbc10.com and StudioTEN Creative Group.