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Last night, the 2011 Rocky Mountain Emmy Nominees were announced during a FABULOUS evening at Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace. Miller/Coors joined Cadillac in an impressive hosting partnership that included an “Eat Local. Drink Local. Watch Local.” theme. Winners will be announced during the 2011 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala Event. Tickets available here.

Among the many deserving nominees were several familiar faces here in the Valley. Help us in congratulating them:

AZ Family

  • Multiple News Promo Team Categories - Bill Ottinger, Vique Rojas, Shane Sisson, Ryan O'Connell
  • Interactivity - Vique Rojas, Lori Santa Maria, Jim Carr, Sarah Loukata
  • Editor - Ryan O’Connell (also nominated in two graphics category)
  • Photographer - Shane Sisson
  • Promo Writer - Bill Ottinger


FOX 10

  • General Assignment Report - Alex Savidge-Gillett, Brian Acosta
  • General Assignment Report - Brittani Moreno
  • Single News Story - Historical - Peter Kertz, Alex Savidge- Gillett
  • Single Sports Story - Peter Kertz (also nominated in a sports photographer category for same story)
  • Editor - Peter Kertz (also nominated in a photographer category for same story)
  • Sports Reporter - Richard Saenz
  • Sports Photographer - Brad Gass

12 News

  • News Special - Tucson Shooting - Mark Casey  
  • Single News Story - Joe Pequeno
  • Cultural News Story - Christine Lee
  • Environmental Program - Pat Shananhan (also nominated for in sports program and a photography category)
  • Weathercast - Robert Carlmark

ABC 15


  • General Assignment Report - Clara Colmenero, Steven Aron
  • Continuing Coverage - Marco Flores
  • Continuing Coverage - Erick Iglesias (also nominated in news, writer and human interest categories)
  • Feature News Report - Javier Rodriguez, Alejandra Espinoza (both also nominated in societal concerns and human interest categories)
  • Cultural Program - Ruben Pereida, Steven Aron (also nominated in editor and photographer categories)
  • Human Interest - Victor Hugo Rodriguez
  • Editor - Javier Rodriguez

Fox Sports

  • One Time Special - Al Porteous, Rusty Francisco
  • One Time Special - Graham Taylor,    Todd Walsh
  • Interview/Discussion Show - Cameron Kim, Jody Jackson
  • Interview/Discussion Show - Tom Elsner, Brad Steinke
  • Editor - Tom Elsner
  • Sports Human Interest – Josh Kelman
  • Lighting - Rusty Francisco (also nominated in photographer categories)
  • Sports Anchor - Todd Walsh
  • Sports Anchor - Brad Steinke
  • Sports Anchor - Jody Jackson (also nominated in the reporter category)
  • Sports Reporter - Mark McClune
  • Sports Photographer - Craig Schwisow

Arizona Cardinals

  • Regular Sports Program - Tim Delaney, Michael Dowling, Jonathan Hayward
  • Regular Sports Program - Tim Delaney, Paul Calvisi, Jim Omohundro
  • Sports Reporting - Paul Calvisi

Other notable local nominees include the Lavidge Company, Telemundo, KAET, Phoenix Channel 11, City of Tempe 11, Glendale 11, City of Goodyear, Arizona Game and Fish Department, NAU TV, Cronkite News Service, Cox Creative Studios, Fischer Productions, SRP, Arizona Highways Television, Maricopa Association of Governments and SheKnows.com.

For a full list of all nominees in the Rocky Mountain region, please click here.

Winners will be announced during the 2011 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards Gala Event on October 15, 2011 at the Downtown Sheraton in Phoenix. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.

Also, each year the event holds a silent auction to help provide scholarships for broadcast students. If interested in supporting this cause via a donation, please email abailin@hmapr.com.

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

1 Comment

  1. Alison Bailin says:

    I should also note there are still a coupled categories – like the ones with HMA buddy Bob Adlhoch – that need to be judged so a few more names will be added in the next week! Congrats to all!

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