LA Area Emmy Winners 2023: Telemundo KVEA sweeps news categories

KVEA is clearly doing something right. The Telemundo-owned Los Angeles station, which is part of a duopoly with NBC’s sister channel KNBC, swept this year’s major newscast categories at the 75th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. The Spanish-language station dominated the evening, winning Emmy Awards for evening (7 p.m. to 12 a.m.), daytime (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and morning (4 a.m. to 11 a.m.) newscasts.

KVEA had also won the daytime news Emmy last year (while KTLA won evening and KNBC morning, in 2022).

Overall, KVEA won eight LA ​​Area Emmys this year, tied with local public broadcaster KCET. (It was also up from KCET’s six count last year.) Considering the tie with KVEA, this still preserves KCET’s streak which is the seventh consecutive year that KCET has won the most.

The KCBS/KCAL duopoly was next with four wins, while ABC-owned KABC and cable company Spectrum SportsNet LA followed with three.

KCET had received the most Emmy nominations from the Los Angeles area this year, with 24. This was followed by KVEA, with 20, and then cable outlet Spectrum News 1 with 14.

The 2023 Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award was presented to Los Angeles Lakers broadcast analyst Stu Lantz, by former Lakers basketball player Robert Horry. The award is given annually to “an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial contribution to television broadcasting in the greater Los Angeles area”.

Eligibility for this year’s LA Area Emmy Awards was between January 1 and December 31, 2022. The Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards recognize locally produced programs in the categories of crime and social issues, culture and history, arts, human interest, sports, environment, and live and breaking news coverage.

The 75th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards were presented Saturday night at the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, hosted by journalist Michaela Pereira. This year’s awards show was produced by Bob Bain and Bob Bain Productions. Go here for a full list of this year’s nominees; below are this year’s winners:

Regularly scheduled daily evening newspaper: 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Telemundo 52 news at 11 p.m. • KVEA

Regularly scheduled daily news bulletin: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Telemundo 52 News at 6:00 p.m. • KVEA

Regularly scheduled morning daily newspaper: 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Telemundo 52 news at 6 a.m. • KVEA

LA local color

Own the Block (Bread Break) • KCET

Roy Choi, executive producer, animator; Juan Devis, executive producer; Emily Mraz, executive producer; Natasha Phan, executive producer; Antonio Diaz, director; Chris Low, director of photography; Luis Alfonso De la Parra, associate producer; Clara Bottoms, producer; Tanayi Seabrook, producer; Gia Lappe, associate producer

Independent programming

Beautiful Life • KCET

Marcus Mizelle, director, cinematographer, producer


Nuestra Tierra y Su Futuro • KMEX

Crime/Social Issues

Antonio Salazar-Hobson (LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez) • Spectrum News 1


Duchamp comes to Pasadena (Artbound) • KCET

Angela Boisvert, executive producer; Juan Devis, executive producer; Anne Edgar, executive producer; David Grabias, director, executive producer; Nic Cha Kim, producer; Elizabeth Newman, producer; Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, co-producer; Luis Alfonso De la Parra, associate producer; Marley Lister, associate producer; Kathy Kasaba, supervising producer


Food as resistance (broken bread) • KCET

Roy Choi, executive producer, animator; Juan Devis, executive producer; Emily Mraz, executive producer; Natasha Phan, executive producer; Antonio Diaz, director; Chris Low, director of photography; Luis Alfonso De la Parra, associate producer; Edgar Sardarian, editor; Jesus Silva, Editor-in-Chief

Information series (more than 50% remote)

60 Años A Tu Lado • KMEX

Salvador C. Garcia, executive producer, writer; Lucy Anguiano, executive producer; Maydie Encinas-Escobar, director, executive producer; Luis Ortiz Cortez, editor, producer; Marco A Flores, executive producer; Arturo Quezada, Camera; Octavio Valdez, on-camera talent; Beatriz Gomez, executive producer; Oswaldo Borraez, host; Diana Alvarado, on-camera talent; Alejandra Santamaria, executive producer; Andrea González, moderator; Yarel Ramos, talent on camera

Information series (more than 50% studio)

I was there when…. • NBCLA


How German exiles shaped Hollywood (Lost LA) • KCET

Matt Bass, director, cinematographer; Juan Devis, executive producer; Matthew Crotty, executive producer; Nathan Masters, executive producer, host; Hugh McHarg, co-executive producer; Catherine Quinlan, co-executive producer; Angela Boisvert, producer; Bill Dotson, co-producer; Matt Litwiller, editor; Kathy Kasaba, supervising producer; Lindsee Diaz, associate producer

Musical composition

Migrant cuisine: Russian cuisine • KCET

Jose Parody, composer

News Series

Pizarron 52 • KVEA

Sports Special

Camino a Catar • KVEA

Sports series – Programming (post-produced)

Behind the Scenes: Lakers ‘Showtime Reunion’ • Spectrum SportsNet

Sports Series – Programming (Live Broadcast)

Accessing SportsNet’s Dodgers • Spectrum SportsNet LA

Live sports coverage

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants • Spectrum SportsNet LA

Sport feature

Vin Scully’s final homestand (Backstage: Dodgers) • Spectrum SportsNet LA

Brad Feig, producer; José Guzman, editor-in-chief

Sporty teasing

Lakers Opening Night • Spectrum SportsNet

Kareem Arnold, editor, producer

Special Live Events – Programming

Rams Los Angeles Celebra a sus Campeones • KVEA

Special Live Events – News

LA Pride Parade • ABC7

Feature segment

Parteras “The art of giving birth” (Acceso Total) • KVEA

Amaya Pinto, executive producer; Elva Saray, on-camera talent; Mario Marval, editor-in-chief; Alejandro Chipana, Camera; Luis Miron, associate producer

Information Segment

Gentrification in Chinatown (broken bread) • KCET

Roy Choi, executive producer, animator; Juan Devis, executive producer; Emily Mraz, executive producer; Natasha Phan, executive producer; Chris Low, director of photography; Luis Alfonso De la Parra, associate producer; Ella Hatamian, editor-in-chief; Clara Bottoms, Producer

Live coverage of an unscheduled news event

Wild Pursuit • ABC7

Entertainment News

The Mozart of hip-hop (CBS2 News at 6 a.m.) • CBS2/KCAL9

Suzanne Marques, journalist

Business/Consumer News

Who monopolizes all the parking? (NBC4 News at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.) • NBC4

Josh Davis, producer; Joel Grover, journalist; Scott Weber, camera, editor

Crime/Social Issues

LWOP Leadership (KCAL9 News at 8 p.m.) • CBS2/KCAL9

Suzie Suh, producer, journalist, writer

Artistic/cultural/historical news

Las Rosies (Noticias Telemundo 52 at 6 p.m.) • KVEA

Sandra O’Neill, co-producer, journalist, writer; Andres Fernando Pruna, camera, co-producer, editor

Environment News

Can mushrooms reverse climate change? (Your morning on Spectrum News 1) • Spectrum News 1

Rick Adams, camera, editor, producer, journalist, writer

Health and Science News

Teaching the Blind to See (CBS2 News at 5 p.m.) • CBS2/KCAL9

Gerri Shaftel Constant, producer, screenwriter; Daniel Caston, Camera

Human interest story

Dear Calvin Takes the Jump: Female Skydivers Soar (KTLA5 News at 5 p.m.) • KTLA5

Dear Calvin, journalist; Ernesto Huerta-Juarez, Camera; Angel C. Kim, Producer; Kimberly Cornell, Executive Producer

Investigative report

Food for the homeless thrown away (CBS2 News at 11 p.m.) • CBS2/KCAL9

David Goldstein, journalist

Sports News

Vin Scully’s obituary (Fox11 10 O’clock News) • KTTV-TV

Joe Finkle, producer, screenwriter; Jake Frahm, editor

Short Promo – Sport

ABC7 and Rams “It’s Our Town” • ABC7

Chris Gordon, Senior Producer

Short promotion – News / Topical

The migrant kitchen • KCET

Antonio Diaz, executive producer

Message of public interest

Distracted dinner • LA36

Kevin Pearcy, executive producer; Yury Polissky, director, editor, writer


Spectrum SportsNet LA 3
Spectrum News 1 2
SportsNet Spectrum 2
LA36 1

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