Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully Sendoffs Win LA Area Emmy Awards

KCET leads all stations with 10 wins at ceremony that also honors Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller

Kobe Bryant Last Game

Television programs about the retirement of local sports legends Kobe Bryant and Vin Scully won multiple awards at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, which were presented on Saturday night at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

KCET led all stations with 10 awards, with the Spanish-language stations KVEA and KMEX finishing second and third with eight and seven wins, respectively.

Other stations that won multiple Emmy Awards were Spectrum SportsNet LA, with six; NBC4 and Spectrum SportsNet, with five; KTLA5 with three; and PBS SoCal with two.

Three KMEX reporters won the awards for reporting: Annabelle Sedano for news feature reporting, Norma Roque for hard news reporting and Diana Alvarado for sports reporting.

The Spectrum SportsNet broadcast of Bryant’s final game with the Los Angeles Lakers won an award for live sports coverage, while that station’s “Kobe Bryant Moments” won another. Spectrum SportsNet LA took awards for its live programming of the special ceremony the Los Angeles Dodgers held for retiring announcer Scully, as well as for a feature on that tribute and a tease featuring Scully.

Another local sports luminary who retired this year, Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller, was honored with the Los Angeles Area Governors Award.

The complete list of L.A. Area Emmy Award winners:

Light News Story – Single Report: “Museo del Barrio” (“Neighborhood Museum”), KMEX
Light News Story – Multi-Part Report: “Destacados” (“Noticero 52 a las 5pm”), KVEA
Arts: “Third L.A. With Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne” (“Artbound”), KCET
Culture/History: “Bill W.: The Creative Force Behind Alcoholics Anonymous,” PBS SoCal
Feature Segment: “Kids, Cancer and Cameras” (“SoCal Connected”), KCET
Medical News Story – Single Report: “Superbug Crisis” (“NBC4 News at 11pm”), NBC4
Sports Tease: “Vin Letter,” Spectrum SportsNet LA
Sports Series – News: “Atleta de la Semana,” KVEA
Medical News Story – Multi-part Report: “Addicted” (“KTLA5 News at 10pm”), KTLA5
Outstanding Writer – News: Nicolette Medina, CBS2/KCAL9
Creative Technical Crafts – Sound Mixing: David Rodriguez, Spectrum SportsNet LA
Creative Technical Crafts – Music Composition: Jose Parody, KCET
Live Special Events – News: “Opening Ceremony: Today in LA Live From Rio,” NBC4
Serious News Story – Single Report: “Wrongfully Imprisoned for Murder” (“KCAL9 News at 10pm”), KCAL9
Serious News Story – Multi-part Report: “Atrapados en la Frontera” (“Noticias 62”), KRCA
Education: “Desocupar Los Albergues,” KVEA
Crime/Social Issues: “The Wrongly Convicted” (“SoCal Connected”), KCET
Sports Special: “Kobe Bryant Moments” (“Lakers Top 10”), Spectrum SportsNet
Live Sports Coverage: “Kobe’s Last Game,” Spectrum SportsNet
Outstanding Writer – Programming: Steve Cyphers, Spectrun SportsNet LA
Outstanding Editor – News: Jaime Sanchez, KVEA
Outstanding Editor – Programming: Antonio Camberos, KMEX
Outstanding Videographer – Single-Camera Programming: Adrian A. Huerta Jr., Spectrum SportsNet LA
Outstanding Videographer – News: Arturo Quezada, KMEX
Outstanding Videographer – Multi-Camera Programming: Luca Desando-Grassi, Andrian A. Huerta Jr., Thanasis Petrakis, Nick Reinhard, Brett Rizenthaler, Andy Schlachtenhaufen, Ivan Serrano, David Strumpf, Spectrum SportsNet
News Special: “Orlando Shooting,” NBC4
Investigative Reporting – News: “Danger & Deceit: Exposing Hollywood Tours,” NBC4
LA Local Color: “The Migrant Kitchen,” KCET
Public Service Announcement: “American Red Cross,” KVEA
Graphics: John Hudson, Spectrum SportsNet
Short Promo: “Todos Somos Lanzate,” KMEX
Independent Programming: “To Climb a Gold Mountain,” PBS SoCal
Entertainment Programming: “Fallujah Opera: Art, Healing and PTSD,” KCET
Live Special Events – Programming: “Vin Scully Night Ceremony,” Spectrum SportsNet LA
Live Coverage of an Unscheduled News Event: “Calabasas Fire,” NBC4
Outstanding Director – Programming: Matt Glass, KCET
Outstanding Director – News: Sandra Alvarado, KVEA
Outstanding News Feature Reporting: Annabelle Sedano, KMEX
Outstanding Hard News Reporting: Norma Roque, KMEX
Outstanding Sports Reporting: Diana Alvarado, KMEX
Sports Feature: “Vin Scully Appreciation Night Tribute,” Spectrum SportsNet LA
Sports Series – Programming (Live Broadcast): KTLA5’s Coverage of Dodger Baseball, KTLA5
Sports Series – Programming (Post-Produced): “Backstage: Lakers,” Spectrum SportsNet
Information Segment: “Tree Canopies” (SoCal Connected), KCET
Informational Series (More Than 50% Remote): “SoCal Connected,” KCET
Informational Series (More Than 50% Studio): “Ballot Brief: Props in a Minute,” KCET
Regularly Scheduled Daily Morning Newscast: “Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 6am,” KVEA
Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast: “Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 6pm,” KVEA
Regularly Scheduled Daily Evening Newscast: “KTLA5 News at 10pm,” KTLA5