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KATC alum Breanna Molloy wins Emmy

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Molloy with her husband Thomas, left, and brother Luke Molloy with her husband Thomas, left, and brother Luke

KATC alumnae Breanna Molloy won an Emmy at this weekend's Suncoast Emmy Awards. 

Molloy, who now works for WCPO in Cincinnati, Ohio, was recognized with the Video Journalist Award for her KATC TV3 series on Louisiana water systems. 

To see that series, click here and here.

The category in which Mollloy won recognizes "excellence by cross-discipline individual, serving as photojournalist, editor, talent, and writer; covering a single 
or multi-part story or topic." In other words, the category judges an entrant's work as a journalist, not necessarily the topic or story itself. Molloy won this award for work she did during her first year on the job. 

To see a list of all the winners at the ceremony, which was held in Florida this past weekend, click here

The Suncoast Chapter is the regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) which represents Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, & New Orleans, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Thomasville, Georgia; and Puerto Rico.

Molloy said Tuesday that winning the award was an honor. 

"The biggest honor, though, was being entrusted to tell the story in the first place. I'm thankful for all the people in Acadiana who entrusted me with their stories, not only in this series, but the whole time was there," Molloy said. "I'd like to say that as a reporter I made an impact on Acadiana, but the truth is Acadiana made a bigger impact on me. From the hospitality to the love of life - it will always hold a special place in my heart."

Molloy added that the series was "a whole team effort." 

"As I was out knocking on doors and talking to people in the community, our investigative producer Lanie Cook was organizing thousands of pages of documents. She collected the violation data from every water system in Acadiana (hundreds of them) and created a document listing every boil water advisory that we have ever reported on," Molloy said. "This was very time-consuming, tedious work, but it is what it took to give people the big picture."

To see Molloy's Acadiana farewell video, click here

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