Spanish-Language Stations Dominate LA Area Emmys: The Complete Winners List

KMEX and KVEA are the two biggest winners, outpacing their English-language counterparts

Last Updated: July 26, 2015 @ 8:30 AM

The Spanish-language stations KMEX and KVEA were the two biggest winners at Saturday night’s Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, topping all local channels with nine and seven Emmys, respectively.

Emphasizing the importance of serving the Latino population that now makes up California’s largest racial/ethnic group, the two stations swept the three local-newscast categories and easily outpaced English-language stations KTLA5, CBS2, KCAL9, NBC4 and ABC7, none of which won more than five awards.

Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet L.A. cable channel, the subject of a bitter dispute because of Time Warner’s failure to make deals that would allow most L.A. sports fans to watch Dodgers games, won six awards, including three for its Dodgers coverage.

Also read: Emmy Nominees 2015: The Complete List

Longtime local broadcast journalist Pat Harvey won the Governors Award.

The ceremony was held on Saturday night at the Skirball Cultural Center’s Guerin Pavilion in Herscher Hall, and was produced for the Television Academy by Spike Jones, Jr.

Below is the complete winners list:

OUTSTANDING EDITOR- PROGRAMMING
ANTONIO CAMBEROS, Editor, KMEX

OUTSTANDING EDITOR- NEWS
JAIME SANCHEZ, Editor, KVEA

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR- PROGRAMMING
MIKE MAAS, Director, CBS2

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR- NEWS
HORACIO CERVANTES, Director, KMEX

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
GEOLOGY ACROSS THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, Educable – Channel 95
Marie Therese Hulett, Associate Producer

CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMMING
CHLA IMAGINE: A CELEBRATION OF HOPE, ABC7
Lorenzo Benet, Producer
Jessica Capshaw, Host
Jim Deeken, Producer
Janet Dotson, Executive Producer
DeAnn Marshall, Executive Producer
Chris Mortensen, Producer
Carol Wong, Executive Producer
Garson Yu, Executive Producer

INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% STUDIO)
ENFOQUE LOS ANGELES, KVEA
Elizabeth Chavolla, Producer
Claudia Forestieri, Producer
Azucena Gomez, Host

INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)
#LAPREPA, Time Warner Cable Deportes
Jorge Caridad, Associate Producer
Carolina Cavaliere, Reporter

SPORTS SERIES- NEWS
ATLETA DE LA SEMANA, KVEA
Javier Renovato, Producer
Saul Rodriguez, Reporter

OUTSTANDING SPORTS REPORTING
DIANA ALVARADO, Producer, Reporter, KMEX

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING- NEWS
FRONTERA MILLIONARIA, KMEX
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Andres Bonilla, Camera
Leon Krauze, Reporter
Andres Pruna, Editor, Producer

OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORTING
ANTONIO R. VALVERDE, Reporter, KMEX

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES
KTLA’S VIRTUAL REALITY CHECK, KTLA5
Kimberly Cornell, Executive Producer
Rich DeMuro, Host
Madelaine Hahn, Producer
Angel Kim, Producer

INFORMATION SEGMENT
OVERMEDICATING THE ELDERLY, KCET
(SoCal Connected)
Lata Pandya, Producer
Val Zavala, Reporter

PUBLIC, MUNICIPAL AND OPERATOR-PRODUCED CABLE
DGA “SANTA MONICA CARES,” CityTV of Santa Monica
Mary Lou Belli, Executive Producer
Dianne Bartlow, Producer
Robin Gee, Executive Producer
Al Johnson, Associate Producer
Jerri Sher, Producer
Melanie Wagor, Producer
Evan Zissimopulos, Associate Producer

NEWS SPECIAL
NAPA QUAKE (NBC4 News at 4PM) , NBC4
NBC4 News Team

LIGHT NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT
GHOST BIKE, KTLA5
(KLTA5 News at 10pm)
Madelaine Hahn, Producer
Angel Kim, Producer
Micah Ohlman, Reporter
Jason Roberts, Editor
Nick Simpson, Camera

SERVICE PARROTS , CBS2
(CBS2 News at 11pm)
Gerri Shaftel Constant, Producer
Roger Masterton, Camera

LIGHT NEWS STORY- MULTI-PART REPORT
BARRO NEGRO, KMEX
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Erika Flores, Reporter

CREATIVE TECHNICAL CRAFTS-LIGHTING DIRECTOR/ART DIRECTOR
STEVE MULKEY, Lighting Director, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.
JEFF HALL, Art Director, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.

SPORTS SERIES- PROGRAMMING (LIVE BROADCAST)
ACCESS SPORTSNET LAKERS, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
Time Warner Cable SportsNet Sports Team

SPORTS SERIES- PROGRAMMING (POST-PRODUCED)
LAKERS TOP TEN, Time Warner Cable SportsNet
Time Warner Cable SportsNet Sports Team

SPORTS TEASE
OPENING TEASE, ACCESS SPORTSNET LA
DODGERS LAUNCH SHOW, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.
A.J. Ponsiglione, Producer
Marc Walton, Producer

GOVERNORS AWARD
PAT HARVEY

FEATURE SEGMENT
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM’S CITIZEN SCIENCE INSECT LABELING PROJECT, KCET
(SoCal Connected)
Cara Santa Maria, Reporter

EDUCATION
RUNNING DRY: CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC DROUGHT, NBC4
Hetty Chang, Reporter
Fritz Coleman, Co-Host
Crystal Egger, Co-Host
Patrick Healy, Reporter
Tony Shin, Reporter
Marissa Sifuentes, Producer

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
STEPHANIE’S DAY, CBS2/KCAL9
Lisa Lane, Producer

SHORT PROMO
CBS2 NEWS 11PM IMAGE, CBS2
Garry Ashton, Producer
Mike Maas, Producer

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER, MULTI-CAMERA- PROGRAMMING
Prime Ticket
JAKE ALBA, Videographer
JAKE LOSKUTOFF, Videographer

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER, SINGLE-CAMERA PROGRAMMING
ED LEWIS, Videographer, Fox Sports West

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER- NEWS
RICHARD HUERTA, Videographer, KVEA

OUTSTANDING WRITER- NEWS
NICOLETTE MEDINA, Writer , CBS2/KCAL9

OUTSTANDING WRITER-PROGRAMMING
DAVID ONO, Writer, ABC7

OUTSTANDING NEWS FEATURE REPORTING
PAT HARVEY, Reporter; NICOLETTE MEDINA, Producer, CBS2/KCAL9

MEDICAL NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT
BEBES A LA CARTA, KVEA
(Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 11pm)
Nelson Castillo, Camera
Claudia Forestieri, Producer
Azalea Iniguez, Reporter
Jaime Sanchez, Editor

MEDICAL NEWS STORY- MULTI-PART REPORT
FROM DIAGNOSIS TO DEATH: JOHN EGGERS, KTLA5
(KTLA5 News at 10pm)
Kimberly Cornell, Executive Producer
Madelaine Hahn, Producer
Angel Kim, Producer
Micah Ohlman, Reporter
Jason Roberts, Camera, Editor

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS- NEWS
AB60 DRIVER LICENSES FOR ALL PHONE BANK, KVEA/NBC4
KVEA Telemundo 52/NBC4 News Team

L.A. LOCAL COLOR
LIFE CONNECTED: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH, NBC4
Kim Baldonado, Reporter
Michael Brownlee, Host
Yvonne Guevara, Producer
Mekahlo Medina, Reporter

ARTS AND CULTURE/HISTORY
MIA, A DANCER’S JOURNEY, PBS SoCaL
Brenda Brkusic, Producer
Kate Johnson, Producer
Maria Ramas, Producer
Ted Sprague, Producer

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS- PROGRAMMING
ROSE PARADE, KTLA5
Stephanie Edwards, On-Camera Talent
Bob Eubanks, On-Camera Talent
Jennie O’Hagan, Producer
Micah Ohlman, On-Camera Talent
Joe Quasarano, Executive Producer
Chris Reilly, Executive Producer
Shiran Stotland, Technical Director
Lisa Todd, Director

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING
VARIETY STUDIO: ACTORS ON ACTORS, PBS SoCaL
Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer
Kate Mazzuca, Executive Producer
Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer
Jenelle Riley, Host
John Ross, Supervising Producer
Andrew Russell, Executive Producer

GRAPHICS
CHRISTOPHER CALLETON, Graphic Designer, Fox Sports West

SPORTS SPECIAL
2013 DODGERS: A WHOLE NEW BLUE, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Sports Team

SPORTS FEATURE
10,000 WINS (Access SportsNet Dodgers), Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.
Julian Gooden, Editor
Greg Taylor, Executive Producer
Jon Weisman, Associate Producer

LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE
KERSHAW NO HITTER GAME, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. Sports Team

SERIOUS NEWS STORY – SINGLE REPORT
A VOICE SILENCED: LINDA RONSTADT, CBS2/KCAL9
(CBS2 News at 11pm/KCAL9 News at 9pm)
Paul Magers, Reporter
Nicolette Medina, Producer

SERIOUS NEWS STORY – MULTI-PART REPORT
CADA GOTA CUESTA, KMEX
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Hugo Olguin, Camera
Andres Pruna, Editor, Producer
Gabriela Teissier, Anchor

LIVE COVERAGE OF AN UNSCHEDULED NEWS EVENT
UCLA WATER MAIN BREAK, KTLA5
KTLA5 News Team

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY DAYTIME NEWSCAST: 11:00AM-7:00PM
NOTICIAS 34 A LAS SEIS, KMEX
KMEX News Team
NOTICIERO TELEMUNDO 52 A LAS 5:30PM, KVEA
KVEA News Team

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY MORNING NEWSCAST: 4:00AM-11:00AM
PRIMERA EDICION, KMEX
Primera Edicion News Team

REGULARLY SCHEDULED DAILY EVENING NEWSCAST: 7:00PM-12:00AM
NOTICIERO TELEMUNDO 52 A LAS 11PM, KVEA
KVEA News Team