NBC4 Southern California captured seven local Emmy Awards and swept the honors for best morning, daytime and evening newscasts for the second year in a row.
It was the first time that a television station in the Los Angeles market won in all three general excellence categories for two years in a row, said Liz Korda Smith, director of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.
“NBC4 has a long tradition of excellence, and our consecutive wins demonstrate the great commitment every member of our team has to making sure Southern Californians receive the news and information that matters most,” said Steve Carlston, president and general manager of NBC4 Southern California.
Along with honors for the three newscasts, NBC4 won awards for "NBC4 News at 11: The Death of Osama Bin Laden" in the news special category, and for its coverage of a gunman's massacre at a Seal Beach beauty salon in the category of live coverage of an unscheduled news event.
NBC4 received 20 nominations, more than any other outlet.
All told, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented 42 awards for stories and programs presented in 2011. The ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson auditorium in North Hollywood.
NBC4 Emmy Awards
Regularly scheduled daily daytime newscast: NBC4 News at 6 p.m.
Regularly scheduled daily morning newscast: "Today in L.A." at 6 a.m.
Regularly scheduled evening newscast: NBC4 News at 11 p.m.
News special: NBC4 News at 11: The Death of Osama Bin Laden (NBC4 News Team)
Entertainment programming: St. Moritz (Chuck Henry, Executive Producer, Host; Kristin Arntz, Producer)
Live coverage of an unscheduled news event: Seal Beach Massacre (NBC4 News Team)
Light news story - single report: Wifi hacking (Ana Garcia, reporter, Daisy Lin, Producer)
More information about the Los Angeles Emmy Awards and a complete list of
the nominees and winners can be found on the Emmy website.