By Brett Fails
University News Service
November 24, 2009
Dale Blasingame, a current graduate student at Texas State University-San Marcos, was awarded his second Emmy for “Best Evening Newscast” at the seventh annual Lone Star Emmy Awards on Oct. 17.
An Emmy for “Best Evening Newscast” is one of the top honors a professional in television can receive. This particular category is awarded once a year to a producer in Texas. Blasingame received the Emmy for his 10 p.m. newscast while working for News 4 WOAI in San Antonio.
"I worked with some really talented people at News 4 WOAI," said Blasingame. "Awards like this are really team awards. The producer is just lucky enough to get his or her name on it."
Blasingame spent the past nine years as a producer at News 4 WOAI, where he won another Emmy in 2007 and earned a nomination in 2008. Before his career in television, Blasingame was a news anchor and sports reporter for KTSA Radio. Currently, he is a senior travel writer for The Hotel Guide, a travel magazine that is distributed to two million people annually.
Blasingame completed his bachelor's in mass communication at Texas State in 1999. He recently returned this fall, where he is currently pursuing a master's degree in mass communication. Alongside his graduate classes, he aids in the production of the weekly Bobcat Update, a student-run newscast at Texas State, where he is able to utilize his industry experience and teach students new to broadcasting.
"I love Texas State and have wanted to teach here for several years," said Blasingame. "It was frightening to reboot my life at age 32, but I hope it leads to becoming a member of the faculty here."
For more information on this award visit www.lonestaremmy.org.