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KCET Wins 11 LA Area Emmy Awards, Garners Most Of Any Broadcast Station

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 KCET Originals SOCAL CONNECTED, CITY RISING, THE MIGRANT KITCHEN, LOST LA and TENDING THE WILD Honored

Burbank, Calif.July 30, 2018KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station, announced today that it has received 11 awards at the 70th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy. Nominated for the most of any station in the region, the network's honorees for KCET Original programming include two awards each for acclaimed local news program SOCAL CONNECTED (including Best Informational Series) and for historical series LOST LA (produced in conjunction with the USC Libraries and sponsored by Union Bank).

Other KCET Originals receiving accolades include three awards for CITY RISING, (in partnership with the California Endowment), two each for THE MIGRANT KITCHEN (produced in partnership with acclaimed culinary publication Life & Thyme) and TENDING THE WILD (produced in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West). The 2018 Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® awards were presented on Saturday, July 28 at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood.

"I am so proud of all the hard work that has gone into the creation of these shows and is now represented by these Emmy wins,” said Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer, KCETLink Media Group. “It's nothing short of extraordinary to look at the quality and quantity of the work being done at KCET where our goal is to create diverse content that matters and makes a difference in our community."

The 70th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Award awards for KCET include: 

INFORMATIONAL SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)

Vince Beiser, Reporter; Linda Burns, Senior Producer; Dina Demetrius, Producer; Deepa Fernandes, Reporter; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer; Kathy Kasaba, Supervising Producer; Kathryn Keeney Jaeger, Producer; Nic Cha Kim, Reporter; George Lavender, Reporter; Robert J. McDonnell, Supervising Producer; Dennis Nobuya Nishi, Segment Producer; Marie Targonski-O'Brien, Associate Producer;  Stephanie O'Neill, Reporter; Lata Pandya, Producer; Val Zavala, Anchor, Producer, Reporter
L.A. LOCAL COLOR

Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Antonio Diaz, Producer; Stef Ferrari, Producer; Ben Hunter, Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer
CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

Rita Baghdadi, Producer; Justin Cram, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Jeremiah Hammerling, Producer
CULTURE/HISTORY

Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Stacy Lieberman, Executive Producer; Zoe Montano, Associate Producer; Laura Purdy, Producer; Austin Simons, Producer
FEATURE SEGMENT

Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bill Dotson, Segment Producer; Nathan Masters, Host, Producer; Hugh McHarg, Executive Producer; Zoe Montano, Associate Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Catherine Quinlan, Executive Producer
INFORMATION SEGMENT

Karen Foshay, Producer; George Lavender, Reporter
SHORT PROMO –NEWS/

Dudley Saunders, Producer
OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR – PROGRAMMING

OUTSTANDING EDITOR – PROGRAMMING

CREATIVE TECHNICAL CRAFTS - COMPOSER

CREATIVE TECHNICAL CRAFTS – SOUND MIXER

*KCET is expected to merge with PBS SoCal, subject to regulatory approvals, later in 2018.

ABOUT KCET

On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 54-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a part of the KCETLink Media Group. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon and Roku platforms. For more information please visit http://www.kcet.org/apps.

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