WGNO-News with a Twist wins four Emmy Awards

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News with a Twist reporter Wild Bill Wood poses with his three Emmy Awards.

NEW ORLEANS — WGNO-News with a Twist is pleased to announce the station has won four National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Suncoast Chapter Emmy Awards.

Three of those Emmys went to Twist reporter Wild Bill Wood, while the fourth Emmy went to our extraordinary photographer Justin Abshire.

Wood and Abshire were nominated for a total of six Emmy awards this year. Wild Bill was honored with more Emmy nominations this year than any other person in the chapter, and Abshire was the only photographer in the New Orleans market nominated (and winning) an Emmy.

WGNO Photographer Justin Abshire

“I’m very proud of Wild Bill and Justin. Day in and day out they are modern day storytellers who provide our viewers with the best entertainment, people and features in New Orleans,” said News Director Rick Erbach.


PHOTOGRAPHER (Photographer – News)

Justin Abshire Poet for Pictures
Justin Abshire

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT (Arts/Entertainment – News Series)

That’s Entertainment That Moves
Bill Wood

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEENS (Children/Youth/Teens – News)

Homework From the Heart – “Wild Bill’s” Amazing Kids
Bill Wood

Talent (Reporter – Consumer)

Wild Bill Brews at 40,000 Feet
Bill Wood

WGNO, owned by Tribune Media, is the ABC Television Network affiliate for the greater New Orleans, as well as parts of southern and coastal Mississippi. It is home to the popular and eccentric “News with a Twist” at 5 and 6PM, the Award Winning “God Bless Louisiana” campaign and all of your favorite ABC shows.

Watch one of Wild Bill’s award-winning stories below:

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