Boyd Huppert/ courtesy of KARE
KSTP was lauded Saturday night at the Upper Midwest Emmys ceremonies for its coverage in the wake of Prince's death, but it was a familiar member of Twin Cities media royalty that once again reigned.
The local ABC affiliate won awards for its daytime and evening broadcasts entitled "The Death of Prince" and KARE's Cory Hepola was named anchor of the year.
But everyone took a back seat to Boyd Huppert -- and not only because he won a special Silver Circle Award for significant contributions in broadcasting.
The multi-talented KARE reporter won 11 awards, including one as outstanding GA reporter. Huppert has now collected 103 regional Emmys, adding mightily to a collection that also includes 14 national Murrow Awards.
The list of winners were dominated by journalists -- with an intriguing exception. Cloud Cult was on the recepient's list when TBS's "The Lowertown Line" won for best arts/entertainment program.
The Star Tribune was also recognized. Renee Jones Schneider and Jenni Pinkley won for their video piece "Tragic Harvest," which looked at farm deaths in Minnesota.