PBS SOCAL CELEBRATES TWO LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY® WINS

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Los Angeles, Calif. July 23, 2016 – PBS SoCal, the home for PBS to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, has been honored with two Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards by The Television Academy. The winners were announced at the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presentation on Saturday, July 23 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. 

“It’s an honor that our organization’s work has been recognized in this way,” said Andrew Russell, President and CEO of PBS SoCal. “One of the hallmarks of PBS is great storytelling.  We’re fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of L.A.’s most talented producers to bring the diverse west coast point of view to the PBS schedule.”

PBS SoCal won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards in the following categories:

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES PROGRAMMING

CHINA'S CHALLENGES: CAN CHINA BE HARMONIOUS?

Chen Bing, Associate Producer

Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer

Peter Getzels, Co-Executive Producer, Producer

Wang Jianjun, Executive Producer

Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Executive Producer, Host

Wang Lijun, Co-Executive Producer

Mel Rogers, Executive Producer

Zhu Xiaoqian, Coordinating Producer

Adam Zhu, Executive Producer

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING

VARIETY STUDIO: ACTORS ON ACTORS – FILM ACTORS

Jasmine Abghari, Associate Producer

Maris Berzins, Producer

Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer

Georg Kallert, Producer

Michelle Merker, Associate Producer

Diana Nguyen, Producer

Peter J. Nieves, Producer

Donna Pennestri, Executive Producer

Jenelle Riley, Host

John Ross, Executive Producer

Andrew Russell, Executive Producer

Rob Schroeder, Producer

The Los Angeles Area winners were selected by national active and Los Angeles Area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy. A complete list of Emmy® award winners is available at http://www.emmys.com/losangeles.

 

About PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal, the home for PBS in Southern California, is dedicated to fostering a love of learning, culture and community using the power of public media.  We deliver the full schedule of high-quality PBS programs, plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. We make our content available for free through three broadcast channels – PBS SoCal/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCal Plus and PBS SoCal World. It is also available anytime, anywhere at pbssocal.org, on our mobile apps, and via connected TV services. And we reach deep into the community through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach, providing early education resources and access to a broad array of arts and culture experiences. PBS SoCal has offices in Century City, Costa Mesa, and Los Angeles. Learn more at pbssocal.org and follow PBS SoCal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

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Media Contact:

PBS SoCal                                                     

Jennifer Vides                                    

(310) 803-9008                                              

jvides@pbssocal.org                                                 

 

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