The two Elon University graduates and their colleagues were honored at the 60th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards ceremony held June 23 in Bethesda, Maryland.
During the 60th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Emmy Awards ceremony, celebrating the television industry in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Elon University graduates Scott McCrary ’00 and Jasmine Turner ’15 were among the honorees recognized for their outstanding work in broadcast news.
A senior producer for WUSA 9, a CBS-affiliated television station in Washington, D.C., McCrary received a Capital Emmy for his contributions to a fall 2017 news investigation titled “WUSA 9 Special: A Marine’s Mysterious Death.” McCrary worked alongside WUSA 9 anchor Adam Longo and photojournalist Chris Mullen to examine the death of Corporal Kyle Ferrell who was hit and killed while assisting a disabled vehicle near Camp David. Police were still searching for Ferrell’s killer, who left the scene of the September 2015 accident.
The report was recognized in the award ceremony’s Crime – Program/Special category. In addition to his Emmy win, McCrary was one of six individuals to receive a nomination in the News Producer category.
Turner was a member of a NBC12 news team that won the Emmy Award for Best Weekend Newscast for its coverage titled “Chaos in Charlottesville,” highlighting the city’s violent protests that made national headlines. The Elon alumna serves as a reporter for the NBC-affiliated television station serving Richmond and southern Virginia.
While McCrary was on hand to accept his award at the June 23 ceremony, Turner had another important obligation – she celebrated her wedding that day.
The Emmy Award is the premier television production award presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year, honoring excellence in television programming.
The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the chapter responsible for awarding Emmy Awards to those whose work in the television industry in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.