How the news Emmys work at KTLA

Channel 5 won local Emmy awards for the KTLA Morning News, coverage of Michael Jackson's death and the Rose Parade. But if you were a staffer on that coverage, look what it takes for you to get a plaque from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Start with 250 bucks out of your pocket, and that's not all. Station memo after the jump.

Now that the Emmys have been won, Commemorative Emmys are available for purchase.

The following shows are eligible to purchase Commemorative Emmys:

Death of Michael Jackson – Unscheduled News
(MUST HAVE WORKED ON 6/25/09 on the actual unscheduled breaking news to be eligible. I am told the story hit at about 2:00 PM)

KTLA Morning News 7-9 show (MUST HAVE WORKED ON 11/5/09 to be eligible)

120th Tournament of Roses Parade

The price for a Commemorative Emmy is $250 – check made payable to ATAS or credit cards are accepted. Anyone interested in purchasing an Emmy must contact me by Tuesday, August 24, 2010. I will need your name as you would like it to appear on the Commemorative Emmy and form of payment. My offices are located on the second floor of Building 21 – please e-mail or call to schedule an appointment to come see me.

The following titles are eligible to purchase a Commemorative Emmy:


ASSIGNMENT EDITOR (For Michael Jackson and Morning News only)

ASSIGNMENT MANAGER (For Michael Jackson and Morning News only)





ENGINEER IN CHARGE (EIC) (For Rose Parade only)







SOUND (edit or mix)



TOC ENGINEER (NEWSCENTER) (For Michael Jackson and Morning News)


You must be listed on a schedule or have proof of working on the date the news won the Emmy for KTLA Morning News – this was November 5, 2009. If you normally work on this show but did NOT work on November 5, 2009, you are NOT eligible to purchase a Commemorative Emmy. For the Rose Parade, you must be listed in the credits. For the Death of Michael Jackson, you must be listed on the schedule. If by chance you were called in off your normal schedule to help with that and there is no documentation, I will accept an e-mail from your Executive Producer as the proof.

If you worked on these shows, but do not have an Emmy eligible title, there are certificates that can be purchased – these certificates are $25. I can also assist with this.

Please contact me by the deadline of August 24.

Thanks in advance and again congratulations to the winning entries.

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