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Chicago, Illinois - Nearly 11 months after the doors closed on the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, it's still winning awards. NBC 5 Chicago was presented with the Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage Live" for its program covering the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
'NBC 5 Presents the 2011 Chicago Auto Show' was honored with the Emmy at the 53rd Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards held on Nov. 6th in Chicago. The team worked in partnership with the CATA, the board of directors and the 2011 show chairman, Kevin Mize.
"Obviously, we're thrilled to provide the visual components that NBC5 uses to paint the prettiest auto show and vehicles in America," said show General Manager Dave Sloan. "Our relationship with NBC 5 has yielded a couple of fistfuls of these prestigious awards. We're lucky to have such a talented crew helping to bring our show into the living rooms of so many families, and apparently, doing so in an exemplary manner as judged by their peers."
According to NBC 5's President & General Manager Larry Wert, "This 2011 honor is a tribute to the hard work and team work of all involved. It is truly a privilege to be to recognized by the TV Academy and our industry peers. We look forward to our continued association with the CATA in 2012 and beyond."
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producers of the Chicago Auto Show, and its board of directors have worked closely with NBC 5 Chicago and also with sister-station Telemundo Chicago to produce the special, which aired on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Both show organizers and NBC 5 executives alike are confident it won't be the last.
Kudos to NBC 5 Chicago personnel Carol Cooling, Matt Piacente, Geoff Glick, Edward Mann, Producers; Brant Miller, Ginger Zee, Charlie Wojciechowski, Paula Faris, LeeAnn Trotter, Matt Rodewald, Co-Producers/Hosts; Tony Vitale, Patrick Lake, Trisha Hockings, Jan Golden, Mary Hynes, Alison Ebert and Jessica Brannon Kelly.
The Chicago Auto Show team is again working with NBC 5 Chicago for the 2012 edition of auto show, scheduled for air at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11 with repeat broadcasts following the 10 p.m. news on Feb. 12.
About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2012 public show will be held from February 10-19, 2012. For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.facebook.com/chicagoautoshow.
About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2012 public show will be held from February 10 - February 19, 2012. For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.facebook.com/chicagoautoshow.
About the Chicago Auto Trade Association:
- Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of approximately 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ approximately 19,000 people in the metropolitan area.
- CATA dealerships contribute to the state, county and city tax base with gross receipts of approximately $12.5 billion per dealership in new- and used-cars, parts and service. The extended impact of tax base contribution through CATA dealership employees make this group one of the largest and most influential tax constituencies in the city and state.
- The CATA's mission is to promote and maintain honesty and dependability; employ truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; strive to constantly improve business methods and ethics; and maintain fair competition to serve both dealer and customer.
- The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935.
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