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2020 Regional Emmys thread

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This is usually the time of year when markets large and small get honored with television's biggest prize, the Emmy.


But thanks to the coronavirus, many of this year's ceremonies are becoming virtual, with some of the winners posting their acceptance speeches on social media from their homes.


We start with New York; WABC won Morning and Evening Newscasts while WNBC took four:


The Northwest Emmys -- my home area -- saw KGW (Portland) taking Overall Excellence; they and sister stations KING and KTVB also dominated:


KNTV and Univision cleaned up at the Northern California Emmys (which also covers Hawaii and even Guam!); Overall Excellence went to KGO:


And here are the Southeast Emmy nominations; the awards, however, aren't until September 12! (hopefully they'll be livestreamed for the first time)

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Pacific Southwest (San Diego, Las Vegas, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, etc.) chapter awarded its Emmys on June 6th. [video]

  • KFMB: 18 wins (including reporter, evening newscast, and breaking news coverage)
  • KVVU: 10 wins (including news writer, overall excellence, and weather anchor)
  • KUAN: 7 wins (including evening newscast, breaking news coverage, and border issues story)
  • KGTV: 6 wins (including weekend newscast, crime story, and historical/cultural story)
  • KNSD: 5 wins (including morning newscast, sports story, and reporter)
  • KSWB: 3 wins (arts/entertainment report, arts/entertainment program, special events coverage)
  • KTNV: 2 wins (morning and evening newscasts)
  • UNLV won almost all student awards

New England (Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, etc.) chapter awarded its Emmys on June 20th. [video]

  • WCVB: 14 wins (including evening newscast, anchor, and investigative reporter)
  • WBZ: 10 wins (including weather anchor, team coverage, and breaking news)
  • WTIC: 6 wins (including arts/entertainment report, sports report, and general assignment reporter)
  • WBTS: 5 wins (including investigative report, features reporter, and health/science report)
  • WFXT: 4 wins (including crime report, education report, and community affairs report)
  • WHDH: 3 wins (morning newscast, spot news, and consumer report)
  • WVIT: 1 win (photographer-no time limit)
  • WFSB: 1 win (human interest report)

Michigan chapter awarded its Emmys on June 20th. [video]

  • WXYZ: 9 wins (including newscast, investigative report, and political program)
  • WOOD: 6 wins (including weather anchor, continuing coverage, and investigative report)
  • WZZM: 6 wins (including youth feature, health/science feature, and human interest story)
  • WDIV: 4 wins (including breaking news, audio, and news editor)
  • WJBK: 3 wins (crime story, sports special, and investigative reporter)
  • WWJ/WKBD: 3 wins (business/consumer report, single-spot promotion, and news photographer)
  • WWMT: 2 wins (light feature and serious feature)

Lower Great Lakes (Cleveland, Fort Wayne, Toledo, Indianapolis, etc.) chapter awarded its Emmys on June 20th. [video]

  • WEWS: 29 wins (including evening newscast, overall excellence, and news excellence)
  • WKYC: 12 wins (including morning newscast, weekend newscast, and spot news)
  • WTHR: 8 wins (including daytime newscast, overall excellence, and news editor)
  • WTTV: 5 wins (including politics story, society story, and sportscast)
  • WTIU: 5 wins (including education story, environment story, special events coverage)
  • WOIO: 3 wins (live reporter, weather anchor, and single-spot promo)
  • WISH: 3 wins (politics story, magazine program feature, magazine program)
  • WRTV: 2 wins (sports anchor, historical/cultural program)
  • WJW: 1 win (society story)

Chapters yet to hold ceremonies:

  • Los Angeles: July 18th
  • Heartland (e.g. Colorado): July 25th
  • Capital (e.g. Washington, D.C.): August 8th
  • Southeast (e.g. Atlanta): September 12th
  • Mid-Atlantic (e.g. Philadelphia): September 19th
  • Upper Midwest (e.g. Minnesota): November 14th
  • Mid-America (e.g. Missouri): November 21st
  • Suncoast (e.g. Florida): December 12th
  • Chicago/Midwest: TBA in November 2020
  • Lone Star (Texas): TBA
  • Nashville/Midsouth: TBA
  • Ohio Valley (e.g. Cincinnati): TBA
  • Rocky Mountain/Southwest (e.g. Arizona): TBA
Edited by Roadrunner

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Somewhat worth noting that the WFSB win was by anchor Denise D'Ascenzo, who passed away suddenly in December.

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On 6/23/2020 at 5:05 PM, qunewsguy said:

Somewhat worth noting that the WFSB win was by anchor Denise D'Ascenzo, who passed away suddenly in December.


When I saw the nominations, I knew that she'd have been a shoo-in for one.

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Los Angeles held their regional Emmys last night. [Video] / [List of winners]


  • KCET (PBS) won most awards overall (8) - e.g. LA Local Color, Entertainment Program, Arts
  • KMEX (Univison) won most among Spanish-language stations (5) - e.g. Investigative News Story, Business/Consumer News Story, Environment News Story
  • KABC won most among the Big 4 O&Os (2) - Human Interest News Story for Evergreen Cemetery Hero (+ below award)
  • KTLA won 2 - Sports Short Promo, Sports News Story
  • KCBS/KCAL won 1 (Entertainment News Story for Nipsey Hussle), KTTV won 1 (Art/Cultural/Historical News Story for retiring USC Band Director, Dr. Arthur C. Bartner)
  • Morning newscast: KMEX tied with KVEA (Telemundo) 
  • Daytime newscast: KNBC (its only win)
  • Evening newscast: KABC

Some people seemed pressed about KABC's newscast win (Twitter users can guess why).

If you want to compare, here are last year's winners. KCET led overall (6) and KMEX/KVEA led for Spanish (5), with KTLA led for English (5).

Morning and daytime were clinched by KTLA and evening was presented to KVEA.

Edited by Roadrunner

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Poor KNBC, picking up its only Emmy for Daytime Newscast; the other Investigative News Story nominee was KTTV's Bill Melugin's piece on two new sick puppy peddlers, both female (he already won last year and the previous peddler he tracked down four numerous times would finally be arrested)...though KCBS's David Goldstein could've submitted one or two stories this year.


But if there were Overall Excellence and News Excellence categories, KCET and KMEX would've easily won those. As for KABC taking Evening Newscast? Well, their sister stations in New York, San Francisco, and Fresno have been dominating so far this year (WABC, Morning and Evening Newscast; KGO, Overall/News Excellence; KFSN, Daytime Newscast/Medium Markets); who knows if WPVI, WLS, KTRK, and/or WTVD will continue that trend.

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The Heartland chapter (which includes Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Colorado Springs, Wichita, Omaha, Lincoln (NE), etc.) held their ceremony last night on July 25th.

Video is set to be released on the website /// Final award recipients can be found here.



24 wins morning newscast, investigative report, investigative series (2), overall excellence, news excellence, live reporter, GA reporter
21 wins news special, breaking news, team coverage, overall excellence, news anchor, weather anchor
KMGH Denver 7/ABC 18 wins evening newscast, investigative series, overall excellence, investigative reporter
KCEC Univision Colorado
10 wins evening newscast, light news feature, light series, environment story, news anchor
E.W. Scripps Denver bureau 8 wins video journalist, news producer, human interest story, environment program
KDEN Telemundo
8 wins news special, GA reporter, GA report (24 hrs), GA report (no limit)
Rocky Mountain PBS
5 wins overall excellence, topical documentary, single promo, entertainment program
Cherokee Mountain Businesses (Osiyo TV) 4 wins informational program, informational feature, magazine program, magazine feature
3 wins evening newscast, continuing coverage
Oklahoma City
3 wins breaking news
KRDO NewsChannel 13/ABC
Colorado Springs
2 wins evening newscast
KOLN 10/11 Now/CBS
Lincoln (NE)
2 wins evening newscast (2)
1 win evening newscast


If you want to compare to years past, the link is here.

KUSA, KDVR, and KMGH lead the pack, though with less of a lead than last year. 

KCEC continues to lead among the Spanish-language stations.

Positions not nominated this year were sports anchor, small market mornings, medium market mornings, and most student categories.



In other news, the Lone Star chapter (Texas) has released its list of Sports Emmy nominees.

The ceremony will take place on August 22, 2020.

The list can be found here. Some highlights are below:

  • Fox Sports Southwest: 33
  • KXAS: 6
  • AT&T Sportsnet: 6
  • Cowboys: 5
  • WFAA: 5
  • KHOU: 5
  • Longhorns: 5
  • Texans: 4
  • KPRC: 2
Edited by Roadrunner

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