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Scripps’ KMGH in Denver wins National Emmy Award for breaking news coverage

Sept. 30, 2021 By Michael Perry

CINCINNATI – KMGH in Denver, an ABC affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), was honored with a National Emmy Award during The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences virtual ceremony this week.

The 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards honor programming content from more than 2,200 submissions, judged by a pool of over 800 peers from across the television and digital media industry.

KMGH won in the “Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot or Breaking News” category for “Not Again: STEM School Shooting.” The award recognizes the KMGH news team for its ongoing live breaking news coverage of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting that left one student dead and eight others injured.

“In an event as tragic as a school shooting, the KMGH news team reacted quickly and compassionately, all while staying focused on letting the citizens of Denver know what was happening in their community,” said Brian Lawlor, Scripps’ president of Local Media. “KMGH is a fine example of the critical public-service role our journalists play in keeping viewers informed and safe in the communities they serve.”

Emmys were presented in more than 60 categories. There were only 12 regional reporting nominations nationwide in two categories. WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee, received two nominations in the “Outstanding Regional News Story: Spot or Breaking News” category for “Music City Tornado” and “The Aftermath.” KNXV, the Scripps-owned station in Phoenix, was also nominated in the “Outstanding Regional News Story: Investigative Report” category for its investigation “Unlocked and Unsafe.”

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff, Court TV Mystery, Defy TV and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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Michael Perry, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-259-4718,