October 13, 2010
WEIU-TV News Watch wins another Regional Emmy
For the second year in a row, WEIU-TV News Watch has won an Emmy Award for Best College TV Newscast in the midwest.
Eastern's student-produced newscast won a Mid-America Regional Emmy as the top college newscast in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas. News Watch beat out the University of Missouri, which was also a finalist for the award. WEIU also won the award in 2009.
WEIU-TV News Watch is Eastern's 30-minute student produced local newscast. It airs from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program has been honored as the top college newscast in Illinois three times in the last two years, and is also a finalist for the Best College Newscast in the nation in a contest sponsored by Collegiate Broadcasters Incorporated.
Several broadcasting students from Eastern were on hand for the Emmy awards gala October 9th in St. Louis.