￼JACKSON, Mississippi — WAPT-TV was awarded a regional Emmy Award for Best Newscast by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It’s the second year in a row 16 WAPT News has won the Emmy for Best Newscast, and the fourth Emmy Award ever won by 16 WAPT News, capping off a big year of awards for the station. 16 WAPT News competed for the award against television stations in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi.
Earlier this year, 16 WAPT News also won the Associated Press Award for Best Newscast, Best Weathercast and Best Sportscast in Mississippi. It’s the third year in a row 16 WAPT News was honored with Best Newscast. In 2011, 16 WAPT News also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the Yazoo City tornadoes.