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KCET Receives Most Los Angeles Area Emmy Nominations

(UPDATED June 18, 2018) KCET has received 24 nominations for the 70th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy, the most of any station in the region. The network's nominations for KCET original programming include six for its acclaimed local news program "SoCal Connected" (including Best Informational Series) and six for its historical series, "Lost LA," (produced in conjunction with the USC Libraries). 

Other KCET originals receiving nominations include four for "City Rising," (in partnership with the California Endowment), three for "The Migrant Kitchen" (produced in partnership with acclaimed culinary publication Life & Thyme), two each for "Artbound (the multi-media arts and culture series) and "Tending the Wild" (produced in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West) plus one for interview series "Town Hall" (in collaboration with Los Angeles' oldest and largest public speaker's forum Town Hall Los Angeles). Three of the categories – Culture/History, Director (Programming) and Composer (Creative Technical Crafts) are filled solely with KCET nominees – ensuring the station at least three Emmy® wins.

The 2018 Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® awards will be presented on Saturday, July 28 at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood.

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

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L.A. LOCAL COLOR

The Migrant KitchenAlta California
Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Antonio Diaz, Producer; Stef Ferrari, Producer; Ben Hunter, Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer

 

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

City Rising
Rita Baghdadi, Producer; Justin Cram, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Jeremiah Hammerling, Producer 

 

CULTURE/HISTORY

Lost LA “Borderlands
Giulia Caruso, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bill Dotson, Co-Producer; Logan Kibens, Producer; Ki Jin Kim, Producer;  Nathan Masters, Host, Producer; Hugh McHarg, Executive Producer; Zoe Montano, Associate Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Catherine Quinlan, Executive Producer

Tending the Wild
Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Stacy Lieberman, Executive Producer; Zoe Montano, Associate Producer; Laura Purdy, Producer; Austin Simons, Producer

 

INFORMATIONAL SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)

SOCAL CONNECTED
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

 

INFORMATIONAL SERIES (MORE THAN 50% STUDIO)

TOWN HALL
Erin Bartnik Ball, Associate Producer; Angela Boisvert, Producer; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer;  Kathy Kasaba, Supervising Producer; Al Rodriguez, Senior Producer; Val Zavala, Host

 

FEATURE SEGMENT

SOCAL CONNECTED “Cleantech Incubator Is Growing L.A.'s Green Economy
Cara Santa Maria, Reporter

LOST LAThe Green Book
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

SOCAL CONNECTED “Super Soil: This Could Be the Healthiest Farm in California
Michael Bloecher, Editor; Lata Pandya, Producer; Val Zavala, Reporter

LOST LA “When Women Called The Shots: The Forgotten Story of Early Hollywood's Female Filmmakers
Giulia Caruso, Producer; 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

SOCAL CONNECTED “Landfill Fight” 
Nic Cha Kim, Reporter

SOCAL CONNECTED The Price of Freedom” 
Karen Foshay, Producer; George Lavender, Reporter 

SOCAL CONNECTEDWhere's Nancy?” 
Alberto Arce, Editor; Stephanie O'Neill, Reporter; Lata Pandya, Producer

 

SHORT PROMO – NEWS

CITY RISING Launch Promo 
Dudley Saunders, Producer

 

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR – PROGRAMMING

Antonio Diaz, The Migrant Kitchen

Logan Kibens, Lost LA

Jin Kim, Director Lost LA

Charles Otte, Artbound Vireo

Christopher Stoudt, Lost LA 

 

OUTSTANDING EDITOR – PROGRAMMING

Hyunsoo Moon, City Rising

 

CREATIVE TECHNICAL CRAFTS – COMPOSER

Lisa Bielawa,  Artbound – Vireo

Timo Chen, City Rising 

Jose Alejandro Parody, The Migrant Kitchen

 

CREATIVE TECHNICAL CRAFTS – SOUND MIXER

Steve Bucino, Tending the Wild

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