KNBC Wins Big at Golden Mikes

By Erin Dittman

KNBC won two out of the three RTNA Golden Mike Awards for Best Newscast, including Best Daytime News Broadcast (any length airing between Midnight and 4 p.m.) and Best 30-Minute News Broadcast (airing between 4 p.m. and Midnight). Today in LA at 6 a.m. took home the prestigious honor for top Daytime Newscast and The Channel 4 News at 6 p.m. shut out its competitors to take home the honor for Best 30-Minute News Broadcast.

Additionally, KNBC was lauded with Best Documentary, Best Hard News Series Reporting, Best Light News Series Reporting and Best Video Editing of a Hard News Story Series or Special at Saturday night’s 61st Annual Golden Mike Awards in Universal City.

“It’s very gratifying to be honored by your industry peers who know exactly what it takes to complete an investigation or put together a newscast on a daily basis,” said Vickie Burns, KNBC Vice President of News and Content.

Former KNBC television anchor Kelly Lange and anchor Jose Ronstadt from NBC Universal’s Telemundo station KVEA were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The Golden Mike Awards were presented at the Universal Hilton Hotel this past Saturday in a ceremony to honor the best in radio, television, and internet broadcast journalism excellence in Southern California. The Golden Mikes are presented annually by the RTNA, the non-profit group representing broadcast newsrooms in Southern California.