MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — WCCO-TV anchor Frank Vascellaro won the News Anchor Emmy Saturday at the 2011 Upper Midwest Emmy Awards in Minneapolis.

The Weather Anchor Emmy went to WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak, who also won an Emmy for his coverage of the December Blizzard.

WCCO’s Lindsey Seavert won an Emmy for best news writing. She also won an Emmy for her “Pink Balloon” story.

WCCO’s Liz Collin won an Emmy for health reporting in the story “Diagnosis.”

WCCO’s Grannies, who cover entertainment award shows, won an Emmy in the entertainment category. You can watch them receive their trophy the video below.

WCCO’s Grannies Win An Emmy

WCCO also won Emmies for business reporting and the “Always” promotion campaign.

Station Excellence went to KMSP-TV, which won 14 Emmys with sister station WFTC-TV.

KARE-TV won the most awards — 23 — at the Saturday night gala. KARE reporter Boyd Huppert picked up nine Emmys, including general assignment reporter.

Retired WDIO-TV anchor Dennis Anderson was inducted into the Gold Circle for 50 years service. Dave Jensch of KBJR-TV in Duluth, Ron Schara of Ron Schara Productions and Ron Steele of KWWL-TV in Waterloo, Iowa, were inducted into the Silver Circe, for 25 years service.

The Upper Midwest Emmys cover Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin.

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Comments (11)
  1. Fight on says:

    LOL I bet his wife doesn’t care either

  2. Mike says:

    Congratulations Frank!

  3. Janice says:

    Congratulations to the Grannies.!We need to see more of them.

    What is Chris Schaffer’s mom doing? If she has a personality like him, the three of them would be a hit act.

  4. rjh says:

    Why must we hear about Frank? There were other more interesting WCCO winners!

    1. Ameeelia says:

      This comment seems a little rude. The guy won something. Congratulations? Or does the factory job have you down and jealous? What a rude goodball.

      1. rjh says:

        If I have a factory job then at least I AM EMPLOYED and therefore can buy the products that WCCO ‘s advertisers project. As for rude , isn’t offering opinions what this comment area is for ? Maybe you might want to direct this question to Jason for a “Good Question ” segment.
        My original point was that other contributors to WCCO also won awards – why was just Franks’s win elevated? It is obvious that the other winners were just a “also” comment or in simplicity “filler” for the article. That’s exactly why I find this article VERY disappointing and unprofessional. This is the exact headline from KARE “KARE wins nearly two dozen regional Emmy Awards ” . It isn’t quite WCCO’s headline is it?

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