KNBC lands 24 noms for L.A. Emmys

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KNBC leads the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards nominations with 24.

The NBC O&O was followed by KTTV with 17, KTLA with 11 and KCET with nine. The KCBS/KCAL duopoly and FSN West/Prime Ticket garnered eight noms apiece, with KCAL pulling in another eight noms by itself.

Meanwhile, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences chairman John Shaffner said that the Los Angeles Dodgers will receive the Los Angeles Area Governors Award.

"The Los Angeles Dodgers are a true staple of Los Angeles history and have had tremendous impact on the city and in broadcasting for the last 50 years," Shaffner said, saying the baseball organization "not only brings enjoyment to the television community but is also committed to making a difference in our city."

Among the nominees, reporting on fires in Southern California dominated the category for live coverage of an unscheduled news event. KTTV scored three of the five noms — two for fire coverage and one for last year's May Day immigration march — while KTLA and KMEX also received mentions for five coverage.

In the investigative reporting category, "Contaminated," KNBC's undercover investigation on a possible contamination in Southern California's food supply, grabbed a nom, as did KCBS/KCAL's "Foreclosure Fraud" and KTTV's "House Thefts."

A total of 118 noms in 45 categories were announced for the Los Angeles Area Emmys, which will be handed out Sept. 6 at ATAS' Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.
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