MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO-TV’s Pat Kessler received the Silver Circle award at the Upper Midwest Regional Emmys Saturday night.

It’s given to people who’ve made significant contributions to the television industry above and beyond what their job requires.

Kessler has been on the beat longer than any other TV reporter in the Twin Cities, covering state government, politics, campaigns and conventions since 1984.

Before joining WCCO-TV, Pat was a reporter for Minnesota Public Radio, and a technical assistant for “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor.

Watch the Kessler tribute video above!