Following Lewiston Tragedy, 1837 Members at WGME Recognized for Outstanding Journalism

Three members of IBEW Local 1837 at WGME in Portland have been nominated for a New England Emmy Award in the category of "Best Newscast (Small Market)."

The nominations recognize the outstanding journalism work of News Producer and Steward Alison Murtagh, Chief News Producer Ted Homer, and Director Ethan Crooker, following the tragic mass shooting in Lewiston last October. 

“I’m honored to be nominated along such a great group of people,” said Alison Murtagh. “Together, we were able to keep the state of Maine informed during a very difficult time.  The city of Lewiston will always remain in our hearts.”

The New England Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in June in Boston.

In addition, WGME-TV Chief Steward Jack Amrock, an integral part of the TV station's Investigative Team, has been named a finalist for a national award from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) in the category of "Investigations Triggered by Breaking News." Jack's outstanding investigative work related to the Lewiston tragedy has earned him this well-deserved recognition.