PBS NewsHour Named Recipient of Two News and Documentary Emmy Awards

WASHINGTON, DC (9.29.15) – The PBS NewsHour was named the recipient of two Emmy awards on Monday evening at the 36th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In the category for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, NewsHour had two nominations, and was the recipient for “Who’s Behind the Chinese Takeover of the World’s Biggest Pork Producer?” with Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The award-winning piece featured former executive producer Linda Winslow, foreign affairs and defense editor Justin Kenny, national affairs editor Murrey Jacobson and from CIR, executive producer Sharon Tiller, senior producer Mia Zuckerkandel, senior editorial producer David Ritsher, senior editor Andrew Donahue, producer Amanda Pike and reporter/producer Nathan Halverson.

In the category of Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, PBS NewsHour was named the recipient for “Hazardous Work: Diving into the Philippines’ Dangerous Underwater Mines,” done in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center and photographer and investigative reporter Larry C. Price. The award-winning piece featured former executive producer Linda Winslow, senior producer Justin Kenny, reporter/producer Frank Carlson, correspondent and Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, and contributing reporter Richard C. Paddock.

NewsHour’s foreign affairs and defense editor Justin Kenny, who accepted the award on behalf of PBS NewsHour, thanked his wife and family, and the families of all journalists, “Because, we know what a burden it is on all of you, and I want you all to give yourselves a round of applause because it matters. And it really means a lot to us.”

PBS NewsHour also earned three additional nominations, including:

Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for the series “The Minimum Wage Debate in Seattle.”

Outstanding Hard News Report in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for the “Impossible Choice.”

Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast for “Senegal’s Child Beggars.”

About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.