NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 Los Angeles won a combined 11 awards at the 67th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation held July 25, 2015.
For the first time, both stations shared a noteworthy news category win for their collaboration on the live special, “AB60 Driver Licenses for all Phone Bank,” which provided information and direct answers regarding the law that allows individuals, regardless of immigration status, to apply for California driver licenses with proof of insurance.
“NBC4’s award-winning newscasts exemplify the station’s unwavering investment in our storytelling,” said Steve Carlston, NBC4 President and General Manager. “Our commitment to breaking news, investigative and weather delivers the best journalism on-air, online and on mobile, 24/7.”
“We are honored to be recognized with these prestigious awards,” said Celia Chavez, Telemundo 52 President and General Manager. “Our news teams will continue to work tirelessly to provide our viewers with the best-in-class news coverage and up-to-the-minute news reports to foster awareness about the issues of importance to our Hispanic community. These awards are a testament to our commitment to provide quality news programming to the communities we serve.”
“As a duopoly, we serve one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the country. Our win in this category is a clear example of how our two stations make the most of a partnership and appeal to a broad audience,” added Carlston.
Telemundo 52 and NBC4 Southern California are a duopoly. Both stations strategically collaborate to maximize news gathering and leverage the viewing power of two audiences in two languages. The stations combined reach four of every five households in the DMA.
NBC4 also received Emmy Awards in the following categories:
• News Special: “Napa Quake”
• LA Local Color: “Life Connected: Celebrating Black History Month”
• Education: “Running Dry: California’s Historic Drought”
Telemundo 52 was amongst the top Spanish language broadcasters leading the pack with 18 Emmy nominations and won seven Emmys. Notably, Telemundo 52’s Noticiero 52 a las 11 PM and Noticiero 52 a las 5:30 PM were recognized with the prestigious award in the category of best regularly scheduled daily daytime and daily evening newscasts, delivering the latest news and information relevant to the Hispanic community in the market.
Telemundo 52 also received Emmy Awards in the following categories:
• Information / Public Affairs Series: Enfoque Los Angeles
• Sports Series – News: “Atleta de la Semana”
• Medical News Story – Single Report: “Bebes a la Carta”
• Outstanding Editor: Jaime Sanchez
• Outstanding Videographer – News: Richard Huerta