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ABC7 Chicago Auto Show Special Nets Emmy Award

The Chicago Auto Show special produced jointly by ABC7 Chicago and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, in February 2016 won a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award. The hourlong program took top honors for Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage and was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The 55th Annual Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards ceremony took place Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile.

The ABC7 Chicago team worked closely with the CATA, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, the CATA board of directors and 2016 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Colin Wickstrom to produce the special.

"It is gratifying to see the ABC7 Auto Show special and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association receive this prestigious Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award," said John Idler, ABC7 president and general manager. "We are particularly proud to showcase the great work the local automotive dealers do in the communities they serve."

The telecast team for "ABC7 Presents the Chicago Auto Show" included the following: Holly Grisham Conroy, Executive Producer; John Best, Supervising Producer; Mark Bilek, Anton Juris, Cathy Karp, Jessica Kelly, Chris Konecki, Rubye Lane, Kyle Longnecker, Jennifer Morand, Sarah Olmstead-Griffith, Dave Sloan, Kim Stevens, Danny Tag, Producers; Mark Giangreco, Jim Rose, Co-Hosts/Reporters; Ravi Baichwal, Ryan Chiaverini, Cheryl Scott, Ji Suk Yi, Jerry Taft, Roz Varon, Val Warner, Reporters.

The CATA has again partnered with ABC7 Chicago for the show's 109th edition. This year, the "ABC7 Presents the 2017 Chicago Auto Show" TV special is scheduled to air on Saturday, Feb. 11 - the opening day of the public show.

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