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KCAL leads local Emmys

Indie station receives eight nods

On the heels of a strong showing in the May sweep, indie KCAL led the field Saturday at the local Emmy derby with eight wins for its news and sports productions.

Fox O&O KTTV shined with five trophies, including honors in the hourlong and daytime news categories for its 10 p.m. newscast and “Good Day L.A.” morning show. KCBS, with six wins, and reporter Joel Grover were recognized for the much-watched “Behind the Kitchen Door” investigative segs on local eateries and an expose of a phony drivers’ license mill.

Univision’s Spanish-lingo flagship station KMEX won the competitive half-hour newscast contest for its “Noticias 34 at 11” late newscast. Young Broadcasting’s KCAL won the breaking news category for its coverage of the February 1997 bank robbery shootout in North Hollywood.

Chris Craft/United Television’s KCOP snared four statuettes, including the nod for entertainment programming for its coverage of the L.A. premiere of “Ragtime.” Tribune Broadcasting’s KTLA scored with the arts and culture crowd with the venerable station’s 50th anniversary spec, and it also took the sports special category with a tribute to baseball great Jackie Robinson.

Veteran KNBC newscaster Jess Marlow was feted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with the org’s L.A. area governors’ award. Tributes and standing ovations were also bestowed on former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley and Lakers announcer Chick Hearn, who recently marked his 3,000th consecutive gig in the broadcast booth for L.A.’s storied NBA franchise.

Here’s a complete list of winners of the 50th annual Los Angeles area Emmy Awards:

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAYTIME NEWSCAST

“Good Day L.A.,” KTTV

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY NEWSCAST (OVER 35-MINUTE FORMAT)

“Fox 11 News at 10,” KTTV

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY NEWS ( UNDER 35 MINUTE FORMAT)

“Noticias 34 at 11 p.m.,” KMEX

SERIOUS NEWS STORY, SINGLE REPORT

“Trauma Team,” KNBC; Chuck Henry, reporter

SERIOUS NEWS STORY, MULTIPART

“Behind the Kitchen Door,” KCBS; Sylvia Teague, executive producer; Adam Symson, Joel Grover, producers

“License for Sale,” KCBS; Sylvia Teague, executive producer; Joel Grover, reporter

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS

“An Evening at the Academy Awards: Pre-show,” KABC; Mike Waco, executive producer; Marette C. Larson, supervising producer; Bill McKnight, director; Mike Dell’Amico, associate director

HARD NEWS REPORTING

Drew Griffin, KCBS

NEWS SPECIAL

“Hong Kong: The Dragon and the Pearl,” KCAL; Lisa Brown, Gretchen Goldsmith, producers; Edna Wei, field producer; Elaine Miranda, research producer; Frank Buckley, Alan Mendelson, R.D. Sahl, reporters; Pat Harvey, host

ARTS AND CULTURE/HISTORY

“KTLA at 50,” KTLA; Joe Quasarano, executive producer; Joel Tator, Bonnie Tiegel, producers; Chip Bell, associate producer; Stan Chambers, host

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Joel Grover, KCBS

LIVE COVERAGE OF AN UNSCHEDULED NEWS EVENT

North Hollywood bank shooting, KCAL

LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE

“Fight Night,” KCAL; Susan Stratton, producer; Tom Mouzis, line producer; Ron Jacobs, Victor Smith, feature producers; Tom Henson, Seth Shore, associate directors; Robert Mathhews, graphics coordinator; Tom Kelly, Marcelino Avila, Ricardo Jimenez, Fernando Paramo, Rich Marotta, hosts

SPORTS REPORTING

Steve Hartman, reporter, KCBS

NEWS FEATURE REPORTING

Steve Hartman, reporter; Les Rose, producer, KCBS

NEWS DIRECTOR

Kimberly Crawford, KTTV

LIGHT NEWS STORY, SINGLE REPORT

“Lewd Videos,” KCAL; David Goldstein, reporter/producer

LIGHT NEWS STORY, MULTIPART

“Alaska,” KTTV; David Garcia, reporter; Meera Cheriyan, producer; Jilla St. Germain-Gauthier, co-producer

FEATURE SEGMENT

“Kobe Bryant,” KCAL; Robert Matthews, producer

NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER

Robert Pastoriza, KCAL

NON-NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER

KCAL, Joel R.S. Fallon, camera

KTLA, George A. Prince III, Jack Chisolm, Gary Emrick, Dean Hall, Craig Hampton, Ray Figelski, Mike Keeler, Ray Liu, Bruce Oldham, Martin Clancey, camera; Doug Larson, technical director; Ross Elliott, senior video control

INFORMATIONAL/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (STUDIO-BASED)

“Life & Times,” KCET; Joyce Campbell, executive producer; Martin Burns, senior producer; Saul Gonzalez, Isaac Mizrahi, Nancy Salter, Alison Sotomayor, producers; Hugh Hewitt, Kerman Maddox, Patt Morrison, hosts

SPORTS SERIES

“Inside Cal-Hi Sports,” Fox Sports West 2; Gary Garcia, executive producer; Brian Mitchell, producer/reporter; Mark Walton, producer; Patrick McMath, associate producer

INFORMATION SEGMENT

“Farewell to Farms” (“Life & Times”), KCET; Saul Gonzalez, producer/reporter

NEWS EDITOR

Burke Ewing III, KCOP

Mark Sudock, KTTV

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING

“Ragtime: The American Premiere,” KCOP; Peter Schlesinger, executive producer; Dave Goetz, producer; Melanie Ridlon, co-producer; Lisa Franzke, coor-dinating producer; Nancy Lemay, graphics producer; Hal Eisner, feature producer/host; Renee Hambley, Gregory Gillbergh, Suzan Jorgensen-Torgerson, John Tessier, feature producers; Sandra Gordon, associate producer; Tawny Little, Audra McDonald, Alex Trebek, hosts

NON-NEWS EDITOR

Garry Ashton, KCAL

L.A. LOCAL COLOR

“Travel Cafe: Best of L.A.,” KNBC; Carole Black, executive producer; Chuck Henry, executive producer/host; Kristin Henry, producer

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

“Dreams on Fire” (“Life & Times”), KCET; Marlo Bendau, producer; Stephen W. Farrier, co-producer

EDUCATION

“L.A. Fire!: Rescue Operations,” L.A. City View; Tony Ighani, executive producer; Mark Wallgren, producer

CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMMING

“Kids View,” KABC; Marette C. Larson, Lisa-Renee Ramirez, producers; Mark Towner, host

NEWS WRITER

Randy Roach, KABC

NON-NEWS WRITER

Dave Goetz, KCOP

SPORTS SPECIAL

“Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson,” KTLA; Joe Quasarano, executive producer; Steve Orlandella, producer; Christie Lyn Lugo, coordinating producer; Vin Scully, host

NON-NEWS DIRECTOR

Robert Manciero, KSCI

HEALTH & SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT

“4 Your Health,” KNBC; Bruce Hensel, executive producer/host; Carole Black, Chuck Henry, executive producers; Kristin Henry, producer; Kelly Mack, host

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