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Washington native wins Emmy

By By CLAUD HODGES;Senior Reporter
Washington native Morgan Potts, a producer and editor with UNC-TV, won an Emmy award Jan. 26 for his work with Our State, a widely-known production of the television organization.
For the past two seasons of Our State, Potts has produced and edited some of the segments featured in the series.
It has paid off with this honor of receiving an Emmy for Potts’ work.
The Nashville Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the 22nd Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Jan. 26.
Inspired by the stories and images in Our State magazine, UNC-TV’s Our State takes viewers throughout North Carolina for an in-depth look at the places and personalities that make the state what it is.
Potts’ first Emmy came in 2005 when he was associate producer and editor for North Carolina’s Dependence on Tobacco.
Potts has been with UNC-TV for more than 10 years and has spent most of that time in an edit room, having edited more than 40 documentaries.
Potts studied at Western Carolina and Barton College, where he graduated with a degree in communications.
Potts worked at his family’s radio stations, WDLX and WRRF, both in Washington, as a teenager on weekends and during the summers.