Southeast Emmy nominees announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Southeast announced May 5  its list of nominees for the 45th Annual Southeast Emmy Awards.

Atlanta’s WXIA-TV, WGCL-TV and Georgia Public Broadcasting led the nominations along with WLOS Asheville.  Many nominations can be found in the state of South Carolina as well.

Brendan Keefe, Chief Investigative Reporter & Lead Corporate Trainer at WXIA 11 Alive, was nominated for 18 Emmys. Linkedin photos

WXIA’s Brendan Keefe received 18 nominations, which puts him in the running to win his 100th Emmy Award at the June 15 ceremony.

In a 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article Keefe stated:

“The Emmys are about a standard of excellence,” he said. “These awards are not about me – they’re about the stories. The work is more fulfilling than any trophy, but these many Emmys serve as an affirmation of the long days and hard work chasing corrupt officials. I made a decision at the age of 40 to work entirely alone as my own producer, photographer and video editor. That choice has been rewarded with the most meaningful work of my career.”

Brendan Keefe. Chief Investigative Reporter & Lead Corporate Trainer at WXIA 11Alive (TEGNA)

The full list of nominees is posted at

This year’s contest has more than 1,300 entries from a five-state region, the organization said.  Entrants from TV stations and digital media organizations in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina were eligible.