November 8, 2016
Doug Stacker, Amy Burkett and Jeff Sonier at the 32nd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awardsin Nashville

WTVI PBS Charlotte won a Midsouth Regional Emmy® Award from the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) during its 32nd annual awards ceremony on Jan. 20 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Doug Stacker, Amy Burkett and Jeff Sonier holding their Emmy awardsPBS Charlotte won in the Magazine Program category for its special report, “Carolina Impact: Destination Cuba,” produced by PBS Charlotte reporter Jeff Sonier, videographer/producer Doug Stacker and host Amy Burkett.

The award-winning program took viewers on board Charlotte’s first flight to Cuba, but went beyond the travel brochures to show the stories of Carolinians who risked everything to escape Fidel Castro and his communist rule.

“Winning an Emmy® is a sign of excellence in broadcast journalism and it wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing support of each and every one of our members,” said Amy Burkett, general manager of PBS Charlotte. 

The Academy received more than 900 entries resulting in nominations for 115 television stations, production companies and independent producers from the states of North Carolina (except Asheville), Tennessee and northern Alabama.

To view video featuring the complete list of winners and nominees, click here.

PBS Charlotte is a service of Central Piedmont Community College.