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WPTV brings home several Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards

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Posted at 9:59 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 12:26:08-05

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 in February.

Investigative reporter Merris Badcock and photojournalist Kaan Pala won an Emmy for "Dangerous Decisions,", a 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.