WTCI wins regional Emmy for 'Fallen Five' feature

WTCI wins regional Emmy for 'Fallen Five' feature

January 23rd, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

A memorial to the Fallen Five is seen outside of the military recruiting center on Lee Highway on Monday, July 3, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

A memorial to the Fallen Five is seen...

Photo by C.B. Schmelter

WTCI-TV 45 won the Midsouth Regional Emmy Award in the "Documentary/ Cultural" category for the Greater Chattanooga episode it produced focused on the five soldiers killed July 16, 2015, called "For the Fallen."

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners.

Bo Wheeler (producer), Shaun Townley (executive producer), John Cotton (aerial photography), Emily Compton (associate producer), and Tyler Pugh (photography/audio), as well as interns Jameka Lewis, Matt Vogler and Doug Whitehead, produced the episode.

Local artist Kevin Bate worked 10 months to memorialize the five men inĀ a mural on McCallie Avenue, and the WTCI team followed Bate through his process. They also produced segments introducing the five fallen men — Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith.

WTCI President and CEO Paul Grove said, "WTCI's dedicated production staff serves our community every day, telling the stories that make our region unique, educating, engaging and inspiring our neighbors. We are deeply honored to have been able to share this compelling Chattanooga story."

You can watch the segment online now at

This story was updated Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.