Former anchor gets nod for 'unique contribution'

Kelly Lange, longtime KNBC news anchor, will receive the Los Angeles area Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the local Emmy awards presentation in June.

Lange departed KNBC late last year after a 28-year run. The TV acad’s Governors Award is given to individuals, programs and orgs “that have made a unique contribution to Los Angeles area television.” Past recipients include George Putnam, Jess Marlow, Vin Scully, Hal Fishman, Stan Chambers, Gene Autry and Bill Stout.

The 51st annual Los Angeles area Emmy Awards will be handed out June 5 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

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