News4Jax wins 3 Suncoast Emmys

Awards announced at Saturday banquet in South Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored WJXT with three Emmy Awards at a Saturday night ceremony.

News4Jax took home the gold statue for a story about Jacksonville-based southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Anchor Tom Wills reported on the only band member to survive the 1977 plane crash who is still touring and keeping the group's memory and music alive.

News4Jax also won the historical/cultural Emmy Award for a story of Marvin Edwards, a man who became known as a civic activist in Jacksonville, honored with one of the nation's highest honors for his work with America's original spy agency during World War II.

News4Jax was also victorious in the serious feature category. Anchor Jennifer Waugh took us behind-the-scenes of a local mother who became a bondsman years ago with a goal to help people.

Seven News4Jax projects were nominated for Emmy Awards by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced, which honors the best television produced in the state of Florida, along with southern Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Puerto Rico.

The News4Jax nominees for 2018 include the following entries:

Council Members Indicted (evening newscast/medium market)
Hurricane Irma (breaking news)
Lady Justice (serious feature)
Buyer Beware (business/consumer news)
Military Crash Debris (historic/cultural)
Secret Service (historic/cultural)
Hometown Boys: A Southern Rock Tragedy (nostalgia program)

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