FT. LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – It was an exciting night for dozens of television professionals at the 34th Annual Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Saturday evening.

Several employees of  CBS4/TV33 were honored with five Emmys.

Shannon Hori won for Best News Anchor. Michelle Gillen received two Emmys; Best On-Camera Talent and for report on “The Few, The Proud, The Brave.” Mitch Cuba won an Emmy for Editing and Ardis Gonzales & David Wallach won for their TV33 promotional campaign.

CBS4's Michelle Gillen with her two Suncoast Region Emmy awards.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards are just one of a dozen regional Emmy award presentations from around the nation. The Suncoast Chapter covers from Louisiana to Puerto Rico; more than 400 television professionals attended the ceremony which awarded excellence in a variety of different categories including programming, news and production.

Two members of the chapter were awarded the Silver Circle which marks 25 years of service in television in the region.

Former Univision Chief Operating Officer Ray Rodriguez was honored with Governor’s Award for his contribution to television and the role he played in elevating Univision from a small network to a major force in broadcasting.

The Governor’s Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Suncoast chapter.