WOOD TV8 wins 5 Emmys

WOOD TV8 employees accept their Emmys on June 13, 2015.

DETROIT (WOOD) — WOOD TV8 took home five Emmys Saturday night.

The awards were announced at an event at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit.

24 Hour News 8 sports reporter Casey Jones and photojournalist Bilal Kurdi received the Emmy for health/science reporting for their feature “Behind the Mask” on the football helmets used at area high schools.

Target 8 investigator Ken Kolker and Kurdi earned the Emmy for investigative reporting for their series of reports on deadly mistakes at nursing homes.

Promotions producer Matt Ferguson received an Emmy for his news commercial spot for WOOD TV8’s school closings notifications.

Target 8 investigator Marlee Ginter won the Emmy for on-air investigative talent.

24 Hour News 8 Sports Director Jack Doles and photojournalist Evan Linnert received the award for children/youth/teens news feature for their story on Grandville student Ryan Fischer, who died suddenly in March 2014.

Ginter and Kolker also presented a number of Emmys.

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