Sunday, August 30, 2009

Swan Song for Paul Moyer and Bob Long: KNBC Nets Big Local Emmy Haul

Retired KNBC anchor Paul Moyer and its departing news director, Bob Long, went out with an Emmy bang.

Moyer’s final year at the helm of the NBC-owned station’s 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts – which he co-anchored with Colleen Williams, who remains with the outlet – netted KNBC a pair of wins Saturday night at the 61st annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

All together, KNBC led the total Emmy tally (as it did the past two years), netting eight. Fox-owned KTTV was next, with 7, followed by PBS outfit KCET, with six.

KNBC's 5 p.m. newscast won the Emmy for top daily news over 35 minutes, while the station’s 11 p.m. telecast won the Emmy for news under 35 minutes. The dual wins were a sweet farewell for Long, who announced last week that he would depart the station next month to take a teaching job in Turkey.

KNBC’s 11 p.m. win ended KCBS’ streak in the category. KCBS had won an unprecedented four years in a row in the newscast-under-35-minutes category.

Meanwhile, KTLA’s “KTLA Morning News” once again earned the daytime newscast Emmy. And KCET’s “SoCal Connected” won big, picking up six Emmys.

The 2008 Metrolink train disaster netted KTTV an Emmy for live coverage of an unscheduled news event, as well as KCBS/KCAL an Emmy for serious news story/single report.

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