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News 5 wins 29 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 21, 2020

CLEVELAND — News 5 Cleveland captured 29 Emmys during the 51st Annual Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards on Saturday night, including Overall Excellence and a fourth straight for News Excellence.

The 29 Emmys set a new station record. In addition to Overall Excellence and News Excellence, News 5 at 6 won for best evening newscast, our Shutdown in Lordstown won Best Special, our A Better Land coverage was recognized in the Human Interest category, and many of our journalists were honored, including our investigative team, which was recognized repeatedly for its work.

Retired News 5 journalist Lee Jordan was honored for lifetime achievements with a Silver Circle award. Former colleagues were happy to see Jordan recognized. Lee joined News 5 in 1987 as co-host of The Morning Exchange, before moving to the Live On Five anchor desk in 1993, continuing her role as anchor for evening newscasts until her retirement in 2017. Jordan’s anchoring and reporting earned her seven regional Emmy awards, and a regional Edward R. Murrow award for the 6 p.m. newscast.

You can view the list of winners here.

The Emmys were streamed this year because of the coronavirus, but a group of News 5 employees watched together on Zoom, giving us all an opportunity to have yet another video conference call with each other, only this time -- blessedly -- with light snacks and adult libations.

It was a memorable night.

Thank you, Northeast Ohio, for letting us tell your stories.

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