The 24th Annual Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Awards Ceremony
Saturday October 14th, 2023 at Radisson Blu Mall of America.
Hosted by: Nicole Tam, Scott Carpenter, Alyx Sacks and Jason Sydejko
Alyx Sacks co-anchors KCCI 8 News This Morning. Alyx called seven states home before arriving in Iowa in April 2015. The daughter of a college football coach, Alyx played a different kind of football at the collegiate level. She was a member of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack women’s soccer team. After graduating with a degree in journalism and sociology, Alyx kicked off her career as an MMJ for NBC Montana in Butte before returning to Reno as an anchor/reporter for KRNV, News 4.
Scott Carpenter reports on breaking news and traffic for KCCI 8 This Morning. A former sports anchor in Columbus, Georgia, Scott joined KCCI as a news anchor/reporter during the disconnected times of COVID in December of 2020. He was an immediate hit with viewers, covering all kinds of stories as a general assignment reporter before joining the morning show team.
Jason Sydejko is a 5-time Upper Midwest Emmy-nominated Meteorologist. has been delivering reliable forecasts since joining in January 2015. He was promoted lead Storm Team 8 as Chief Meteorologist in August. Prior to joining KCCI, Jason was a weekend meteorologist in Jackson, Mississippi and Chief Meteorologist in Duluth at KQDS, Fox 21.
Nicole Tam is a seasoned reporter hailing from Honolulu, who brings a wealth of experience to Central Iowa. Her coverage spans medicine, healthcare, education, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole’s fluency in Cantonese and Mandarin unearthed the hidden world of “maternity tourism” while she was still a student the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earning her a first place award in Student Investigative Reporting from the Hawai’i SPJ.