Friday, July 01, 2011

Local Emmy Nominations: KNBC Leads All Stations; Christine Devine Wins Big Award

KNBC may be struggling in the ratings, but it's doing just fine at the Emmy ballot. The NBC-owned station scored 28 nominations from the 63rd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, easily more than any other TV station.

Tribune's KTLA was next, with 15, followed by the regional sports network duo Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket, with 15. A total of 117 nominations were announced in 42 categories, along with three winners: KCBS won the live special events (news) category for its Campaign 2010 coverage, as well as the investigative reporting Emmy for the station's piece "DWP Drinking on the Job." And the LAUSD's KLCS won for instructional programming.

The Academy also announced that Fox-owned KTTV's weekly segment "Wednesday's Child," along with anchor Christine Devine, will receive the Los Angeles area Governors Award. "Christine Devine embodies exactly what the Governors Award was designed to celebrate," said TV Academy chairman John Shaffner. "She has established herself as a leader in local news and used her influence and passion to advocate for others."

Devine also received a nomination for outstanding news feature reporting, where she'll compete with four different KNBC competitiors: Ana Garcia and Fred Mamoun; Mary Harris and Colleen Willians; Chuck Henry and Tara Wallis; and Bruce Hensel.

In the hard news reporting category, KNBC's Matt Goldberg and Joel Grover will compete with KCBS' David Goldstein; KVEA's Gabrel Huerta; and KABC's David Ono.

As is custom, every TV station that entered were nominated for the newscast Emmys (which is why KABC, which never submits itself, is never nominated): KCBS, KTTV, KTLA, KMEX and KNBC for morning newscast; KCBS, KNBC, KTTV, KTLA and KVEA for daytime newscast; and KCBS, KNBC, KTTV, KCOP, KCAL and KTLA for evening newscast. (In that case, KCBS/KCAL and KTTV/KCOP are produced by the same team, which may serve to cancel each other out.)

The 63rd Los Angeles Emmy Awards will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at the TV Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.

Read about last year's winners here.

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