The weekend crew here at WDBJ7 was nominated for Best Weekend Newscasts and guess what? WE WON!
It is the stations first Regional Emmy ever and boy it is well deserved by all the people who work so hard here and NOT just on the weekends.
Talk about one fancy party! The Ritz Carlton – oh yes! About 250-300 journalists and their spouses in one room enjoying the perks of what many times can be an “unappreciated profession.”
The highlight came when Oprah Winfrey took the stage. Only about seven people I’m told knew she was coming to honor her former co-anchor Mr. Richard Sher.
One minute we were watching a slideshow of old clips of the two of them..the next there she was. I was sitting so close when she took the stage (but no…she didn’t even blink my way).
To all of the reporters who worked during this crazy day last February when we were nominated Joe Dashiell, Tim Saunders and Justin McCleod – THANK YOU!
Last but not least, to all of the folks behind the scenes who really make this show happen especially on the weekends when we’re a skeleton crew as is. I would call you all out by name but don’t want to miss anyone (director, camera op’s, graphics/audio person(s), master control ….you know who you are) – my deepest gratitude for what you do and congrats!