NBC 4, Steve Edwards lead the local Emmys

Channel 4's news shows picked up six statues at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on Saturday night. From the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:

In the highly competitive regularly scheduled newscast categories, NBC4’s Channel 4 News at 11 p.m.. was named outstanding regularly scheduled evening newscast from 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. NBC4 also took the award for outstanding regularly scheduled newscast from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m for its Channel 4 News at 5 p.m. broadcast. Outstanding regularly scheduled daily morning newscast from 4:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. went to KTLA5 for the KTLA 5 Morning News.

The award for outstanding hard news reporting resulted in a memorable acceptance speech by NBC4 reporter Ana Garcia, who shared the honor with producer Fred Mamoun. “We’ve been nominated 15 times and we have never won,” she said with a laugh, “so you have to understand how meaningful this is!”

"Good Day, L.A." host Steve Edwards won the Governor's Award for lifetime achievement. NBC 4's Mary Elizabeth Harris won the the award for outstanding news writer for the fourth year in a row, while John Larson got the prize for outstanding non-news writer for KCET's "SoCal Connected." All winners.

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