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City of Phoenix Receives Emmy Award for Television ExcellenceCity of Phoenix Receives Emmy Award for Television Excellence<div class="ExternalClassC9E4B3CB4FD1463A842D3C009A4D38BB"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Recognized for TV Series Showcasing the City's Behind-the-Scenes Preps</em><br><em> </em><em>for hosting NCAA Final Four Events </em></p><p> </p><p>The city of Phoenix TV station, PHX-TV, was honored with a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for its television production work at the annual Emmy ceremony on Saturday. City staff from PHX-TV and the Communications Office were recognized for a TV series called "<strong>Phoenix Final Four: Full Access</strong>" that featured exclusive behind-the-scenes preparations of what the city was doing to prepare to host tens of thousands of NCAA Final Four fans at downtown events and activities. </p><p>City staff produced, videotaped and edited eight news-style videos that highlighted all the ways the city was ready to serve fans in the downtown area during the four-day weekend. The stories focused on public safety, recycling, quality water, traffic flow, parks and recreation preparations, hosting a 3-day concert series and more.</p><p>"Our team is both humbled and honored to be acknowledged by professionals in the television industry for compelling stories that showcased the city of Phoenix during a one-of-a-kind national event," said Julie Watters, City of Phoenix Communications Director. "This Emmy award recognizes talented staff, quality work and the value the city-owned TV station provides to residents and visitors 24/7, on the air and online."</p><p>The Rocky Mountain Emmy awards are an annual event where local news organizations from four western states honor each other by judging one another's work. This year, more than one thousand submissions were entered for judging by fellow news professionals in more than 80 categories. The city of Phoenix won in the category of "Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)."</p><p>The stories will be replaying on PHX-TV throughout the next several weeks. You can also view them on the <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1350866/4119508/5885/3/">city's YouTube page</a>.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>10/16/2017 11:00:00 PMMatt Hamada602-262-6213