KCET-TV Channel 28 topped the field with eight victories during the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmys while KABC-TV Channel 7, KMEX-TV Channel 34, KNBC-TV Channel 4 and KVEA-TV Channel 52 won for the top newscasts.
KABC’s “Eyewitness News at 11 p.m.” won for best regularly scheduled daily evening newscast. KMEX and KVEA shared the honor for best regularly scheduled daily morning newscast for “A Primera Hora” and “Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 6 a.m.” “NBC4 News at 4 PM” was selected as best regularly scheduled daily daytime newscast.
The virtual ceremony that originated from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Saban Media Center in North Hollywood and was hosted by KCAL-TV Channel 9 and KCBS-TV Channel 2 anchor Pat Harvey. It honored locally produced programs in the categories of crime and social issues, culture and history, the arts, human interest, sports, the environment and live and breaking news coverage.
KCET won in the L.A. local category for the “Transformation” episode of the documentary series “Broken Bread”; in entertainment for the “Jazz City” episode of “SoCal Connected”; in arts for “Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience”; in culture/history for “Three Views of Manzanar”; feature segment for “Women Lead the Future of Aerospace”; information segment for “Discovering The Universe”; short promo — news/topical for “Broken Bread”; and independent programming for “Hand Drawn Life.”
KMEX was second with five Emmys, while KVEA won four and KOCE-TV Channel 50 three.
As previously announced, the Governors Award went to the late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant for his legacy of philanthropy, community building and inspiration that extended beyond the basketball court.