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KTTV tops L.A. Emmy noms

Eubanks to be honored with a Governors Award

Fox-owned KTTV leads this year’s local Los Angeles Emmy nomination tally, to be announced today by the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.

KTTV scored 27 noms for the 57th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, followed by Viacom-owned KCAL (21), KNBC (13) and Fox Sports Net West (12). As usual, Disney-owned KABC opted to stay out of the competition but still allowed its staffers to submit nominations on their own.

Meanwhile, the TV Academy announced that Bob Eubanks will be awarded an L.A. area Governors Award for his “long and illustrious career in television.”

KTTV’s haul included all three noms in the news special category (“Border Crossroads,” “Reagan: Actor to Icon” and “Underwater Warriors”) , as well as multiple nods in the investigative reporting, serious news story and live coverage of an unscheduled news event categories.

KCAL, meanwhile, swept the feature segment category. Station also picked up two “juried award” Emmys, along with KMEX.

Chris Blatchford (KTTV), Claudia Botero (KMEX), Leila Feinstein (KTLA), Joel Grover and Matt Goldberg (KNBC) and Gina Silva (KTTV) earned noms for news reporting. Silva also earned a nom for news feature reporting, as did Laura Diaz (KCBS), Bruce Hensel (KNBC), Renee Sams (KTLA) and Gerri Shaftel (KTTV).

Under Emmy rules, all stations that enter are automatically nominated in the regularly scheduled daily news Emmy categories. That means KCBS, KAZA, KNBC, KWHY, KMEX, KVEA and KCOP will compete in the daily news 0-35 minute format category, while KCBS, KTTV, KCAL, KTLA and KNBC are facing off in the over-35 minute category.

In daytime news, KVEA, KCBS, KTTV, KCAL, KTLA, KMEX and KNBC will compete.

All told, 137 nominations have been announced in 35 categories, while 10 juried award winners were announced. The nominations and juried award winners were judged by peer group panels in Boston, Florida, New York, Philadelphia and Seattle.

The L.A. Area Emmy Award winners will be announced Aug. 27 at the Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

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