Upper Midwest Emmys Awarded; Top Anchor Was Laid Off

By Andrew Gauthier 

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The Upper Midwest Emmy awards were presented over the weekend in Minneapolis and the city’s stations dominated the awards, which honor broadcast news excellence in a region that includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, western Wisconsin.

In the most dramatic development of the evening, Jeanette Trompeter, who was laid off in March from CBS affiliate WCCO, was awarded top anchor honors along with KARE‘s Kim Insley. Trompeter also won last year. Amy Carlson Gustafson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press summed up the surprising announcement, writing, “And the award for best anchor goes to… Jeanette Trompeter?!?!”

Here’s a run-down of the top awards…

Station Excellence, Markets 1-20: WCCO-TV

Station Excellence, Markets 21-140: KQDS-TV FOX 21

Newscast- Daytime, Markets 1-20: KSTP-TV

Newscast- Daytime, Markets 21-140: WDIO-TV

Newscast- Evening, Markets 1-20: KMSP-TV

Newscast- Evening, Markets 21-140: KQDS-TV FOX 21

Newscast- Evening, Markets 141+: NBC North Dakota News

Full list of winners…