Los Angeles, July 22, 2017 — PBS SoCal KOCE, the home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles, has been honored with two Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners were announced at the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presentation on Saturday, July 22 at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. The Los Angeles Area nominees were selected by national and Los Angeles-area Peer Group active members within the Television Academy.

“We’re delighted to be recognized by the Los Angeles members of the Television Academy for the content we are producing locally and in partnership with independent producers,” said Andrew Russell, PBS SoCal President and CEO. “We strive to deliver high quality programing that informs and inspires our audiences, and that tells stories that aren’t being told elsewhere.”

PBS SoCal Los Angeles Emmys include:

Best History/Culture Programming

Bill W.: The Creative Force Behind Alcoholics Anonymous

Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer

Kevin Hanlon, Producer

Dan Carracino, Producer

Dahlia Kozlowsky, Co-Producer

Michelle Merker, Associate Producer

Produced in partnership with Page 124 Productions

Best Independent Programming

To Climb a Gold Mountain                                                               

Alex Azmi, Executive Producer

The complete list of Los Angeles area Emmy Awards is available at www.emmys.com/la.

About PBS SoCal

PBS SoCal KOCE is the home to PBS for Greater Los Angeles and Southern California. We deliver the full schedule of PBS programs plus content that is for, about and by the people of Southern California. Our content is available free through four broadcast channels, at pbssocal.org, on our mobile apps, and via connected TV services. And we provide the community with early education resources and cultural and educational experiences through partnerships, events and grassroots outreach. PBS SoCal has offices in Century City, Costa Mesa, and Los Angeles. Connect with us at pbssocal.org Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Media Contact:

Tracy Smith



Pictured: Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer, Andrew Russell, PBS SoCal President and CEO, and Michelle Merker, Associate Producer