KNBC Channel 4 led with eight local Emmys at last night's awards ceremony at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood. The trophies included Mary Harris for outstanding news writer (she also won last year), top serious news story-single report for "Laundered Elections," and investigative and hard-news awards to reporter Joel Grover and producer Matt Goldberg. They too won last year, in both categories, says Variety's Michael Schneider. KCET Channel 28 was next in line with six Emmys, including four for the cancelled "Life & Times" and one for the special "California At War." KTTV Channel 11 won Emmys for its live coverage and later recap of last year's MacArthur Park rally that turned into an embarrassment for the LAPD. Channel 11 reporter Christina Gonzales and camerawoman Patti Ballaz were hurt during the police sweep through the park. Retired producer Pete Noyes was among the winners cited.
Also, "CBS2 News at 11," anchored by Paul Magers and Laura Diaz, won again as best half-hour newscast — that's the fourth straight year for Channel 2. KCAL-9 won again for best hour-long newscast. The "KTLA Morning Show" won for daytime newscast.
List of winners, with names of producers, reporters and writers included.