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WPTV brings home several Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards

Posted: 9:59 AM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 14:59:31Z

WPTV NewsChannel 5 earned several Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday.

A ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, celebrating the achievements of hundreds of journalists across the state.

Producer William Cummings won an Emmy in the Evening Newscast category for his coverage of the Parkland school shooting back in February.

Investigative reporter Merris Badcock and photojournalist Kaan Pala won an Emmy for "Dangerous Decisions", and gripping story about domestic violence in the Societal Concerns category.

In addition, Scripps state correspondent Katie LaGrone and photojournalist Matthew Apthorp took home two Emmys together, in the Education/Schools and Politics/Government category.

Finally, Apthorp was awarded a craft Emmy in the Editor category.