NEW ORLEANS -- Members of the Eyewitness News staff were honored with seven regional Emmy award nominations, including for environmental reporting, crime reporting and news special. The Suncoast Emmy nominations were announced Monday.
Katie Moore and photographer/editor T.J. Pipitone are nominated for an Emmy in the category of news special, for their program "Searching for Ramona Brown." Moore was also nominated for the same story in the talent category.
Moore is also nominated for an Emmy award in the general assignment category for a report on the Cajun Navy and its work conducting rescues during the 2016 flood near Baton Rouge.
Pipitone and investigative reporter David Hammer are nominated in the environmental reporting category for their multi-part series "Oil and Water."
Investigative reporter Mike Perlstein and Pipitone are nominated for their special program, "The New Face of Heroin." It earned a nomination in the societal concerns category.
Anchor Karen Swensen and photographer/editor Derek Waldrip are nominated for a story about an Algiers Point rape case. The story is among the nominees in the crime reporting category.
Reporter Katie Steiner was nominated in the reporting category for a compilation of her live reporting on the Eyewitness Morning News.
The Suncoast regional Emmy award competition is open to entries from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Emmy winners will be announced on Dec. 2 in Orlando.