24th Annual
UPPER MIDWEST

REGIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA

october 14th, 2023

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Hours
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OCTOBER 14, 2023

HOTEL INFORMATION

Mall of America

2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425

Radisson Blu Mall of America is offering our guests a special room rate of $172 + taxes for single or double occupancy.

Individuals should contact the Hotel at 1-800-333-3333.
Use promo group Emmy Awards Gala when making reservations

Guests must make reservations by Wednesday, September 20th, 2023.

Any reservations after this date are subject to availability and at prevailing room rates.

Call 1-800-333-3333

Ask for the Emmy Awards Gala room block

HOTEL GUEST ROOM AMENITIES

  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Coffee Makers with Coffee and Tea, Satellite Television, a Safe and a Refrigerator
  • Complimentary Use of Hotel’s State-of-the-Art Fitness Center and Pool
  • Complimentary Internet in Each Guestroom (5MB per Person)
  • Complimentary Business Center
  • 24-Hour Room Service

AWARDS NIGHT SCHEDULE

5:00PM — Registration opens (cash bar available)
5:30PM — Ballroom opens to seating
6:30PM — Dinner service begins
7:00PM — Gold & Silver Circle Honors dinner program
7:45PM — INTERMISSION
8:00PM — Regional Emmy® Awards

Tickets

EMMY® AWARDS GALA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2023

MEMBERS

$150

Members may purchase 2 tickets
at member rate

$2,000

At least 5 people must be members

INCLUDES:

Premium seating
½ page program ad
2 bottles of wine

NON-MEMBERS

$275

$3,000

INCLUDES:

Premium seating
½ page program ad
2 bottles of wine

MembersHIPS

Members save money on Emmy® Gala tickets and any post-show Award orders!

Media professionals living and/or working in the Upper Midwest Emmy® Region are eligible to become members.

TWIN CITIES MARKET: $75

ALL OTHER MARKETS: $35

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

This televised ceremony will be streamed for online and mobile devices on the Upper Midwest Emmy® YouTube channel and The Emmy® App.

The Emmy® App, is a dedicated platform powered by Vimeo. All programming is available watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmy® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android devices. FireTV, AndroidTV and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv).

EMMY® AWARDS GALA HOSTS

Pictured left to right: Nicole Tam, Scott Carpenter, Alyx Sacks, Jason Sydejko

Alyx Sacks co-anchors KCCI 8 News This Morning. Alyx called seven states home before arriving in Iowa in April 2015. The daughter of a college football coach, Alyx played a different kind of football at the collegiate level. She was a member of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack women’s soccer team. After graduating with a degree in journalism and sociology, Alyx kicked off her career as an MMJ for NBC Montana in Butte before returning to Reno as an anchor/reporter for KRNV, News 4.

Scott Carpenter reports on breaking news and traffic for KCCI 8 This Morning. A former sports anchor in Columbus, Georgia, Scott joined KCCI as a news anchor/reporter during the disconnected times of COVID in December of 2020. He was an immediate hit with viewers, covering all kinds of stories as a general assignment reporter before joining the morning show team.
Jason Sydejko is a 5-time Upper Midwest Emmy-nominated Meteorologist. has been delivering reliable forecasts since joining in January 2015. He was promoted lead Storm Team 8 as Chief Meteorologist in August. Prior to joining KCCI, Jason was a weekend meteorologist in Jackson, Mississippi and Chief Meteorologist in Duluth at KQDS, Fox 21.

Nicole Tam is a seasoned reporter hailing from Honolulu, who brings a wealth of experience to Central Iowa. Her coverage spans medicine, healthcare, education, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole’s fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin unearthed the hidden world of “maternity tourism” while she was still a student the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earning her a first place award in Student Investigative Reporting from the Hawai’i SPJ.

REGIONAL EMMY®
DIRECTOR CAST

Director-Cast” is a behind the scenes version of the 24th Annual Upper Midwest Emmy® Gala. Our social media genius is directing the Gala this year, limiting her ability to be snarky on Twitter, so we’re hooking up a webcam and giving you a peek behind the curtain at how the Gala sausage gets made over on the Upper Midwest Facebook page. 

When Amy Schmelzer isn’t skewering friends and foes alike on Twitter, she’s a 6-time recipient of an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® for Outstanding Directing, Amy just celebrated (?) her 26th anniversary at KCCI in Des Moines where she’s worked her way up from weekend graphic artist to the operations manager.

2023 HONORS SHOW

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 7PM

CIRCLE HONORS SHOW HOST

Larry Wentz

KTIV - Sioux City, IA

GOLD CIRCLE HONOREE

Chuck Sibley

KTTC

Silver Circle HONOREEs

Dave Anderson

KBJR/KDLH - Duluth, MN

Steve Betchkal

Storytime w/ Steve & Micah - Eau Claire, WI

Mark Ovenden

KSFY/KDLT - Sioux Falls, SD

Donna Smith

KCCI - Des Moines, IA

Social Media

Share & Tag! @MidwestEmmys, #MidwestEmmys

Join hosts Alyx Sacks, Scott Carpenter, Jason Sydejko and Nicole Tam from the KCCI 8 News This Morning team in Des Moines, Iowa as we celebrate Outstanding Achievements of media professionals across the Upper Midwest Emmy® Region.

Missing Name on EMMY® entry?

To add a name after nominations September 1st through September 6th, a written application is required and the fee is $250 per-name.
Any names requested to be added to member-rate entries must be members for entry to retain member rate.
Absolutely no names can be added to entries once Regional Emmy® Awards are announced

Award Store

Use your current membership for discounts on past Regional Emmy® Awards! Anyone listed on official nominated or recipient entries from 2000 — present may purchase awards. Nomination Plaques and Regional Statuettes come engraved with entrant’s name and role on entry.

EMMY® SILENT AUCTION

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — Upper Midwest Chapter and its Foundation is proud to support the next generations of media content creators. Each year, we hold a fundraising drive and a silent auction to raise money for our 501 (c) 3 non-profit Upper Midwest Emmy® Foundation (Fed. Tax ID# 20-1848994).

This Foundation provides scholarships and classroom grants to high school and college media students and programs across our region of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin.

ALL auction money goes directly to scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP/CLASSROOM GRANT DONATIONS

Mobile Donations

Help local media students & teachers.

Text "midwestemmys" to phone number 56651 and follow prompts to donate to Emmy® scholarships & classroom grants."

Eligibility Area

All broadcast, cable, broadband, cable / community / government access and video content providers (not close circuit or venue specific) located within the following Designated Market Areas (DMAs):

Markets 1-75
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Des Moines/Ames
  • Markets 76-120
  • Cedar Rapids/Waterloo/Iowa City/Dubuque
  • Sioux Falls (Mitchell)
  • Fargo/Valley City
  • Markets 121+
  • La Crosse/Eau Claire
  • Duluth/Superior
  • Sioux City
  • Rochester/Mason City/Austin
  • Minot/Bismarck/Dickinson
  • Rapid City
  • Mankato
  • UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER NOTE:
    Traditional broadcast & New Media must be intended for consumption and be of interest to this regional audience