Local television stations KBAK/KBFK and KERO were honored when the regional Emmy awards of the Pacific Southwest were announched last week.
The news crew at KBAK/KBFK, Channels 29 and 58, had the most nominations with seven, while KERO Ch. 23 was awarded with two nominations. KGET Ch. 17 was not nominated.
The Pacific Southwest region covers the San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbabra, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Here's a breakdown of the awards:
Journalistic Enterprise: Kurt Rivera Stories, Kurt Rivera, KBAK-TV;
Business-Consumer story: Facebook Scam, John Dabkovich, KBAK/KBFX-TV;
Human Interest -- Single Story or Series: ABCs in Poverty, Jackie Parks, Evan Hinojos, KERO-TV; and Trapped Like A..., Sabrina Rodriguez, KBAK/KBFX-TV;
On-Camera Talent: Storytelling In Bakersfield, Sabrina Rodriguez, KBAK/KBFX-TV;
Single-camera Composite: Video Essay Composite, Zac Gooch, KBAK/KBFX-TV
Set Design: 23 Yardline, Steve Taylor, KERO-TV;
Health/Science Story: Asteroid Apophis: Separating Fact From Science Fiction, Amity Addrisi, KBAK-TV;
Writing: Leyla Santiago Compilation, Leyla Santiago, KBAK/KBFX-TV.
And, in the spirit of fun, here's a video of Addrisi making her package on the asteroids. Good stuff: