Winners Include a Recent Graduate for a Story He Produced as a Student
Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 21, 2013) — Twelve Missouri School of Journalism alumni were among those who received one of television’s highest honors during the 37th annual Mid-America Emmy Awards ceremony Oct. 5 in St. Louis.
One name had special significance. Tom Martin, BJ ’13, won an Emmy for KOMU in the Sports – News Single Story category for work he did while he was journalism student. Martin is now a sports anchor/reporter at KATC-TV in Lafayette, La.
Martin’s story, “Giving the H,” featured a beloved Helias High School student with Down syndrome who leads a crowd-favorite cheer during football and basketball games. The school is located in Jefferson City.
“Tom found the perfect example of how people care for one another and wrapped in a sports context,” said Woelfel. “He then told it in a way about which everyone just had to care.”
The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presents the Emmy Awards. The nonprofit organization includes television markets primarily in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.
Missouri Journalism alumni who won a Mid-America Emmy Award are:
- Paul Adler, BJ ’88, of KYTV: Newscast – Morning/Daytime (Market 50+)
- Eric Chaloux, BJ ’00, of KCTV: Journalistic Enterprise
- Michelle Davidson, BJ ’99, of SenoReality Pictures: Writer: Program Feature (Non-News)
- Mark Hadler, BJ ’88, of KMOV: Continuing Coverage; Specialty Assignment – News Series
- Chris Hayes, BJ ’93, KTVI,: News Special
- Tom Martin, BJ ’13, of KOMU: Sports – News Single Story
- Aaron Mermelstein, BJ ’72, of HEC TV: On-Camera Talent/Performer-Host
- Chris Nagus, BJ ’00, of KMOV,: Continuing Coverage; Specialty Assignment – News Series
- John O’Sullivan, BJ ’04, KMOV: Continuing Coverage; Specialty Assignment – News Series
- Beth Pike, BJ ’86 of the Missouri Press Association: Documentary – Cultural
- Jay Scherder, BJ ’07, KYTV,: Newscast – Morning/Daytime (Market 50+)
- Angie Weidinger, BJ ’02, of HEC TV: Interview/Discussion
Updated: July 20, 2020