NBC 5 Chicago Receives Emmy For 2012 Chicago Auto Show TV Special

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NBC 5 CHICAGO RECEIVES EMMY FOR 2012 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW TV SPECIAL

CHICAGO (December 10, 2012) - For the second consecutive year, NBC 5 Chicago received an Emmy for its coverage of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage" category.

The NBC 5 Chicago team worked closely with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, the board of directors and the 2012 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Steve Foley to produce the special. WGN News Chicago competed in a related category for its edited special event coverage of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

"NBC 5's win and WGN's nomination confirm the commitment of the city's media to promote the nation's premier auto show," said Michael Ettleson, 2013 Chicago Auto Show chairman. "We do our part to present an auto show worthy of the coverage, and my hat is off to the stations for their work to broadcast the event in a manner worthy of an Emmy."

NBC 5 Chicago and its sister station Telemundo Chicago are once again media partners of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. This year, the "NBC5 Presents the 2013 Chicago Auto Show" TV special is scheduled to air on Saturday, February 9 - the opening day of the public show.

"We're thrilled to have received this prestigious honor again this year," said NBC 5 Chicago's President and General Manager Larry Wert. "We look forward to our continued association with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and the Chicago Auto Show."

The 2012 Chicago Auto Show telecast team included: Matt Piacente, Executive Producer; Geoff Glick, Carol Cooling, Producers; Ed Mann, Patrick Lake, Tony Vitale, Jan Golden, Trisha Hockings, Alison Ebert, Charles Bennette, Co-Producers; Brant Miller, Host/Reporter; Charlie Wojciechowski, Art Norman, LeeAnn Trotter, Cheryl Scott, Alicia Roman, Reporters; Jessica Kelly, Lici Lytle, Field Producers.

For more information, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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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 more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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