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Jun 16, 2003  •  Post A Comment

NATAS Adds New Categories

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will begin honoring business and financial reporting with the creation of four new categories for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards: Coverage of a Current Business News Story, Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story, Interpretation and/or Analysis of a Business News Story and Documentary on a Business Topic.

NATAS President Peter Price said the four new Emmys will be handed out at a luncheon ceremony Dec. 4 in New York instead of at the Sept. 3 News and Documentary Emmys gala.

Programs that aired between July 1, 2002, and June 30, 2003, are eligible. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1.

McGraw Upped at Clear Channel: Clear Channel Television has further regionalized its station management and has named Josh McGraw to the newly created post of Southeast Region VP. Mr. McGraw has been president of Clear Channel Jacksonville, Fla., which includes the WTEV-TV-WAWS-TV CBS-Fox duopoly as well as Clear Channel radio and outdoor operations.

He will remain based in Jacksonville and oversee the stations there and in Memphis, Tenn., and Mobile, Ala.

The structural adjustments include adding Clear Channel’s Little Rock, Ark., stations to the territory supervised by Southwest Region VP Don Perry; and adding Harrisburg, Pa., to the territory of Northeast Region VP Steve Kimatian. Cincinnati will continue to report to Clear Channel Television President Bill Moll.