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WSLS news team wins Emmy for “Best Newscast”

National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards
National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – The WSLS 10 News team has been awarded an Emmy for “Best Newscast.”

This team award was from extensive coverage of the search for ex-Marine Michael Brown.

He was on the run for 18 days, leading authorities on a nationwide manhunt that spanned from Franklin County to Clarendon County, S.C. to Roanoke. He was eventually arrested at his mother’s Franklin County home, where he allegedly shot and killed her boyfriend, Rodney Brown, on Nov. 9, 2019.

In early July, Brown was indicted on a first-degree murder charge and six other felony charges.

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the chapter responsible for awarding the Emmy® to those whose work in the television industry in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia exhibits excellence worthy of the Emmy®. The Emmy Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The awards honor excellence in television programming.

This comes as WSLS won three 2020 RTDNA Regional Murrow Awards in the small market television category.