KNBC Sweeps Top Newscast Categories at 63rd Annual LA-Area Emmy Awards

Record-setting night for station

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    TK

    KNBC was the big winner at the 63rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, winning three out of three Best Newscast Awards. According to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, it is the first time that one station has ever won all three Best Newscast categories at the same time. The station won a total of 13 Awards, leading all winners for a second consecutive year.  The Awards Ceremony was held at the Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theater on Saturday evening, August 6, 2011.

    In a sweep of the highly competitive Best Newscast categories, KNBC’s “Today in LA” at 6AM won Best Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast (4AM-11AM), while the “Channel 4 News” at 5PM and 11PM won Best Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime and Evening Newscasts (11AM-7PM and 7PM –Midnight, respectively).

    In addition to the prestigious Best Newscast Awards, the station also brought home 9 additional trophies for Outstanding News Writer; Medical News Story – Multi-Report; Education; Crime/Social Issues; Outstanding News Feature Reporting; Sports Series (News), Light News Story-Multi-Report; Graphics and  Outstanding Non-News Director.  LX.TV’s “Open House,” which airs on KNBC, was feted with Best Informational/Public Affairs Series (More than 50% remote).

    With the top three newscasts and 9 additional honors, KNBC led all stations in total wins, taking home twice as many Awards as its closest competitor that won six.  The breakdown of the awards is as follows:

    REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY MORNING NEWSCAST: 4AM- 11AM
    Today in LA at 6am

    REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY DAYTIME NEWSCAST: 11AM-7PM
    Channel 4 News at 5pm

    REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY EVENING NEWSCAST: 7PM-12AM
    Channel 4 News at 11PM

    OUTSTANDING NEWS WRITER (for a sixth consecutive year)
    Mary Harris

    MEDICAL NEWS STORY-MULTI-REPORT
    Mercury in Seafood
    Ana Garcia, Anchor
    Charles Stewart, Executive Producer
    Fred Mamoun, Producer
    Kevin Nious, Associate Producer
    Lindsey Jackson, Editor
    Jose Hernandez, Camera

    EDUCATION
    Locally Green (half-hour special)
    Elita Loresca, Bob Burnquist – Co-hosts
    Mary Harris, Producer
    Tim Howick, Producer

    CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES
    LA Heroes: Untold Stories of Haiti (half-hour special)
    Robert Kovacik, On-Camera Talent
    Rebecca Nieto, Executive Producer

    OUTSTANDING NEWS FEATURE REPORTING
    Bruce Hensel, Reporter

    SPORTS SERIES (NEWS)
    Winter Games Olympic Stories 2010
    Ana Garcia, On-Camera Talent
    Fred Mamoun, Producer
    Lindsey Jackson, Segment Producer

    INFORMATIONAL/PUBLIC AFFARIS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)
    LX.TV Open House
    Julee Margulies Metz, Supervising Producer
    Janel Tamares, Associate Producer
    Eric Michael Wong, Segment Producer

    LIGHT NEWS STORY – MULTI-REPORT

    Rock ‘N Roll Treasure
    Chuck Henry, Reporter
    Tara Wallis, Producer
    Fernando Torres, Editor
    Jose Hernandez, Camera

    GRAPHICS
    Jeff Steed, Graphic Artist

    OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS DIRECTOR
    Gayle Galvez, Director

    For a complete list of winners, please visit http://www.emmys.tv/ or http://www.emmys.tv/awards/la-area-emmy-awards.