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Forest Grove man brings home Emmy

Forest Grove is home to an Emmy winner.
by: Grant McOmie Grant McOmie won a regional  Emmy for his environmental reporting at KGW-TV.

Forest Grove is home to an Emmy winner.

No, Alec Baldwin didn't buy a place up in Forest Gale Heights.

Rather, longtime resident Grant McOmie picked up some shiny hardware in Seattle on June 11 in the regional Emmy awards.

McOmie, an award-winning environmental broadcast journalist, will have to make room on his trophy shelf after earning top honors in the category for Best Environmental News/Specialty News.

McOmie, who works for KGW TV, was selected based on three stories: an investigation into a fish-killing dam on the Toutle River, a feature on one of the last truly wild runs of steelhead in the Northwest, and a segment on a remote wildlife refuge in southern Oregon.

After a big Sunday celebration, McOmie promptly notified his hometown paper.

'What a weekend!' he wrote in a early Monday morning e-mail. 'I'm still a bit shell-shocked and so pleased to be honored - great recognition for KGW and Travel Oregon for the support given to Oregon based story-telling.'