KFOR Dedicates National Emmy Award to Citizens of Moore
Oklahomans have this amazing inner strength that helps them bounce back from tragedy. ~ by Natalie Hughes, KFOR News Director, Sep 30, 2015
KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City dedicated a National Emmy Award to the citizens of Moore during a ceremony in New York earlier this week. The Emmy was awarded for their outstanding news coverage of the May 20th, 2013 tornado.
"Living in Oklahoma, our weather is tough but our people are tougher. The Moore tornado was devastating, but we know that our severe weather coverage saved lives that day. Our team did everything possible to alert viewers to the danger. We are honored to accept this Emmy award and we would like to dedicate this to the people of Moore," said Wes Milbourn, President and General Manager for KFOR NewsChannel 4 and KAUT Freedom 43 TV.
KFOR NewsChannel 4 devoted three days of continuous live coverage in the aftermath of the May 20th tornado. NewsChannel 4 also became a collection site for water, clothing, food and monetary donations while working in conjunction with The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.
"We were all deeply touched by what happened. Our news and weather team worked tirelessly from tracking the tornado as it approached Moore through covering the stories of survivors, the post storm clean up and the rebuilding process. Lives were changed when that tornado hit, but Oklahomans have this amazing inner strength that helps them bounce back from tragedy," said Natalie Hughes, Executive Producer and acting News Director of KFOR NewsChannel 4 and KAUT Freedom 43 TV.
This is the third national Emmy award KFOR-TV has won.