KCRA, Univision 19 win top regional Emmy awards

Published: Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014 - 9:48 am

Sacramento television station Channel 3 (KCRA) won two of the top regional Emmy awards for station and news excellence.

The “Station Excellence” award was presented to Elliott Troshinsky, KCRA president and general manager, and station News Director Lori Waldon accepted the award for “News Excellence” at the 43rd annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremonies at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

KCRA meteorologist David Biggar also won an Emmy for best weather anchor, and Channel 3’s Randy Forsman won for best director for live or recorded live event.

Sacramento Univision TV station Channel 19 (KUVS) was the big winner in the Spanish-language category, hauling in Emmy awards in 19 categories. That included “Station Excellence” and “News Excellence,” presented to Steve Stuck, KUVS vice president and general manager, and News Director Pablo Iacub, respectively.

Local station awards also went to Channel 10 (KXTV) reporter/producer Nick Monacelli for feature news report/light series; Channel 6 (KVIE) producer Janey Shugart and director Joel Sandvos for documentary; Channel 13 (KOVR) producer Don Smith, producer/director Michael Mechanick and director of photography James La Britt for single spot news promotion; Channel 31 (KMAX) producer/writer/animator Michael Wiebe for single spot program promotion; and Channel 40 (KTXL) anchor/video journalist Sabrina Rodriguez for on-camera talent/news anchor and news video within 24 hours.

The Emmy statuette is awarded for outstanding achievement in television by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The San Francisco/Northern California chapter includes TV/cable stations, online outlets and production companies from Visalia to the Oregon border, as well as Hawaii and Reno.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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