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NBC 5 CHICAGO AND TELEMUNDO CHICAGO NET EMMY FOR 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW TV SPECIALS
CHICAGO (November 25, 2013) - NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago each received an Emmy for coverage of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. NBC 5 Chicago netted the prestigious award in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage - Live" category and Telemundo won in the "Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage - Edited (other than news or sports)" category. The 55th Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards ceremony took place on Sunday, November 3, at the Alhambra Palace in Chicago's West Loop.
The NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago teams worked closely with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, the CATA board of directors and 2014 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Kurt Schiele to produce the coverage.
"The Chicago Auto Show is made up of so many exciting elements that appeal to a vast audience, and we thank our partners NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago for bringing these aspects of the nation's largest auto show to life," said 2014 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Kurt Schiele. "It's always a pleasure to work with these very talented teams, and I applaud them for this outstanding accomplishment."
This marks the third consecutive Emmy win for NBC 5 Chicago's live TV special from the Chicago Auto Show floor.
"It is exciting to win this honor three years in a row," said NBC 5 Chicago's President and General Manager David Doebler. "We value our association with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and the Chicago Auto Show and look forward to our continued partnership."
"Working with the CATA and the Chicago Auto Show allows us to use creativity and inspires us to produce top quality programming," said Telemundo Chicago's President and General Manager Chris McDonnell. "Winning an Emmy for the production of the Chicago Auto Show special is a true testament of our commitment to providing in-depth coverage, a unique perspective and quality information to our viewers."
The Chicago Auto Show has again partnered with NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago for the show's 106th edition. This year, the "NBC5 Presents the 2014 Chicago Auto Show" TV special is scheduled to air on Saturday, Feb. 8 - the opening day of the public show. The Telemundo broadcast is also set to air during the show's opening weekend on Sunday, Feb. 9.
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show telecast team for the 2013 NBC 5 Chicago live special included: Carol Cooling, Geoff Glick, Producers; Matt Piacente, Executive Producer; Edward Mann, Patrick Lake, Tony Vitale, Janet Golden, Trisha Hockings, Alison Ebert, Charles Bennette, Jessica Kelly, Lici Lytle, Andrew Greiner, Mike Nishi, Co-Producers; Brant Miller, Host/Reporter; Charlie Wojciechowski, Art Norman, LeeAnn Trotter, Cheryl Scott, Alicia Roman, Reporters; Jessica Kelly, Lici Lytle, Field Producers.
The 2013 Chicago Auto Show telecast team for the 2013 Telemundo broadcast included: Maria Elena Ponticiello, Imelda Valencia, Mario Bernal, Carmen Vega, Elda Duran, Producers; Pablo Alfaro, Executive Producer; Alex Lechuga, Editor; Lilyana Fragoso, Reporter.
For more information on the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.
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 2014 public show will be Feb. 8-17. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow. Media can register for the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at chicagoautoshow.com/media.
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.
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