7 Emmy noms for Eyewitness News; most in Bakersfield

7 Emmy noms for Eyewitness News; most in Bakersfield

Eyewitness News was honored Tuesday night with seven regional Emmy nominations, the most in the Bakersfield TV market.

"I am so proud of the Eyewitness News team! It’s especially an honor to be nominated in the Best Newscast and Best Weekend Newscast categories. It’s a dream to work with such a talented team," said KBAK/KBFX News Director Cristi Jessee.

The 39th annual Emmy Awards, celebrating excellence in the Pacific Southwest Region, will be June 15 in Las Vegas.

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KBAK/KBFX Eyewitness News received the following nominations:

Newscast - Evening - Smaller Markets
President Obama visits Kern County, Cristi Jessee, KBAK/KBFX-TV

Newscast - Weekend - Smaller Markets
River Rescues Weekend 6 p.m., Tammy Sorensen-Brown, KBAK-TV

Investigative Report - Single Story or Series
Inmates Comped: Do the Time, On Your Dime, Kurt Rivera, KBAK-TV

News Special
Hooked on Heroin: In Your Backyard, Kurt Rivera, Steve Mills, Walter Suazo, Jeremy Rowell, KBAK-TV

Historic/Cultural - Single Story or Series
Mayan Calendar: Doomsday Dilemma, Miles Muzio, KBAK/KBFX-TV

Human Interest - Single Story or Series
Overcoming the Obstacles, Amity Addrisi, KBAK-TV

Photographer - News - No Time Limit
Is Film Dead, Zac Gooch, KBAK-TV