EMMY nomination for Pierce County News special

Pierce County News has been nominated for a Northwest Regional EMMY by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The EMMY nominations were announced on April 16 in Seattle.

Pierce County News was nominated for its special newscast about Mount Rainier, shot on location in Ashford last August. The category the show is being nominated for is the Politics/Government – Program/Special. This is the first time Pierce County News has been nominated for an EMMY.

Pierce County News is hosted by Nicole Sanchez, directed and edited by Gregg McClellan and produced by Megan Hutton. The Mount Rainier special can be viewed online at http://www.piercecountytv.org/pc/abtus/ourorg/communications/pctv/pcnarchives.htm (scroll down to the Aug. 27 show).

The winners of the 47th annual EMMYs will be announced June 5 at the Emmy Awards Banquet at the Snoqualmie Casino.

Pierce County News is a weekly 15-minute newscast that focuses on local governments and communities in Pierce County. It airs on Pierce County TV (PCTV) every day at 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., with a new show starting every Thursday night. PCTV can be seen on channel 22 on the Comcast and Click! Cable TV systems, and channel 78 on Rainier Connect. PCTV programming is also available online at http://www.piercecountytv.org .