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June 23, 2016

68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Announces Individual Achievement Winners

Five First-time Los Angeles Area Winners Are Among 12 Honorees Announced

The Television Academy today announced winners in the individual achievement categories for outstanding crafts in news and programming.

In addition to a host of multi-Emmy-winning industry veterans, five of the 12 Emmy winners recognized for Individual Achievement are first-time recipients of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award. The honors are distributed as follows:

Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket 2
KMEX 2
KVEA 2
NBC4 2
CBS2 1
CBS2/KCAL9 1
Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A. 1


A complete list of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Award individual achievement winners, as compiled by the Academy's accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP is below.

Winners will be presented with their Emmy statuettes on stage at the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, on Saturday evening, July 23, 2016 at the Television Academy's new Saban Media Center.

Greg Taylor is Vice Chair, Los Angeles Area on the Academy's Executive Committee. Gerri Shaftel Constant and Beatriz Gomez are the Los Angeles Area Governors. The Academy's Senior Vice President for Awards is John Leverence and Vice President is Julie Shore. Liz Korda Smith is the Los Angeles Area Awards Director.

For more information, visit Emmys.com


OUTSTANDING SPORTS REPORTING
FRED ROGGIN, Reporter
NBC4

OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS REPORTING
JOEL GROVER, Reporter                            
MATTHEW GLASSER, Producer
NBC4

OUTSTANDING NEWS FEATURE REPORTING
PETER DAUT, Reporter                            
CBS2/KCAL9

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR - NEWS
LEYSSER PARADA, Director                            
KVEA

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR - PROGRAMMING
MICHAEL HASSAN, Director                            
Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket

OUTSTANDING WRITER - NEWS
NICOLETTE MEDINA, Writer                            
CBS2

OUTSTANDING WRITER - PROGRAMMING
SHAWN KOPELAKIS, Writer                            
Fox Sports West / Prime Ticket

OUTSTANDING EDITOR - NEWS
ARTURO QUEZADA, Editor                            
KMEX

OUTSTANDING EDITOR - PROGRAMMING
ANTONIO CAMBEROS, Editor                        
KMEX

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER - NEWS
RICHARD HUERTA, Videographer                        
KVEA

OUTSTANDING VIDEOGRAPHER SINGLE CAMERA - PROGRAMMING
DAVID STRUMPF, Videographer
Time Warner Cable SportsNet L.A.


To see the complete list of nominees for the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, including dozens of submitted videos, click here.

CONTACT
Liz Korda Smith
Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Director
818.754.2875

Contact:
Stephanie Goodell
breakwhitelight public relations
Stephanie@breakwhitelight.com
818.462.1150

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