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WCAX-TV News wins Boston New England Emmy

first_imgWCAX-TV,This weekend, WCAX-TV News was awarded a New England Emmy for its series ‘Mission Afghanistan.’ Reporter and Evening News Anchor Darren Perron and photographer Lance MacKenzie accepted the award at the 34th annual Emmy Awards Ceremony on Saturday in Boston. Last summer, Perron and MacKenzie followed members of the Vermont National Guard in Afghanistan, showcasing the mission of the Green Mountain Boys. The deployment to Afghanistan of more than 1500 soldiers was the largest mission for the Vermont National Guard since World War II. ‘This deployment had an enormous impact on Vermont; it was a sacrifice for our soldiers and for their families,’ said Perron.Mackenzie called it ‘an honor to receive the award,’ saying he was ‘proud to be a Vermonter.’‘WCAX-TV News will continue telling the stories of the soldiers and their families’ said News Director Anson Tebbetts. ‘While the mission may be finished in Afghanistan, there are many stories to tell about these veterans and their families as they transition back into the workplace and home, ‘said Tebbetts.The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is the premier and most recognized non-profit group dedicated to the advancement of excellence in television.WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.last_img

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