LA CityView Media Group has been selected by the Television Academy’s Los Angeles Area Governors Award committee as the recipient of the 73rd Los Angeles Area Emmys® Governors Award for delivering exceptional and essential news information, resources and local government access to all Angelenos through LA CityView Channel 35.
The honor will be presented during the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, July 24, 2021.
The award is given to an individual, company or organization that has made an outstanding, innovative and visionary achievement in the arts, sciences or management of television as well as a substantial contribution to the greater Los Angeles area.
Through its signature weekly information series LA This Week, LA CityView Channel 35 has covered news and events as diverse as Los Angeles itself, including papal visits, World Cup and World Series wins, the birth of city landmarks, and new resources including LA Metro and Staples Center. Additionally, Channel 35 has provided unedited coverage of council meetings and reported on civil unrest, devastating fires, floods, scientific achievements and some of the biggest nights in entertainment. In 2020 the channel played a critical role in informing and educating LA residents during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are pleased to present LA CityView Media Group with the LA Area Governors Award in acknowledgement of their remarkable efforts to empower our Los Angeles community through exceptional news and programming,” said Frank Scherma, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “During an extraordinary year that brought so much uncertainty, Channel 35 had a vital purpose in securing and disseminating much-needed information to Angelenos throughout the city.”
“We are so thrilled to have been selected for this prestigious honor,” said Ted Lin LA CityView Channel 35 Station Manager. “For more than three decades, Channel 35 has produced stories from across Los Angeles with an insider’s perspective; and 2020 was the ultimate test of our skill and our highly experienced team. We are so proud of the work we have done to deliver pertinent lifesaving information to LA residents, Californians and the nation.”
In 1989 the City of Los Angeles, under the direction of its City Council, launched its first ever 24-hour cable television channel, “Council Vision.” For more than 32 years, Council Vision, later renamed LA CityView Channel 35, has been broadcasting government and educational programming to residents of the city of Los Angeles. Serving the administrations of four iconic mayors and approximately 60 council members, its content focuses on the needs of the public while informing local and national media on news from the nation’s second largest city.
LA CityView Media Group Channel 35 brought industry-wide contributions in television and digital media to the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and became an integral city resource for keeping LA residents educated on all COVID-related matters from statistics to necessary guidelines to helping manage and slow the spread of the virus.
Past Los Angeles Area Governors Award recipients include: Kobe Bryant, Bob Miller, Stephanie Edwards, Pat Harvey, Univision Los Angeles, “Wednesday’s Child” / Christine Devine, Steve Edwards, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Telemundo’s KVEA, KCAL/KCBS – “Stephanie’s Day,” Stan Freberg, Bob Eubanks, PBS SoCal, Dr. George Fischbeck, Pete Noyes, Chick Hearn, KTLA, Kelly Lange, Jess Marlow, KMEX, Gene Autry, George Putnam, Larry McCormick, Jerry Dunphy, Vin Scully and Bill Welch.
For more information about the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, please visit Emmys.com/LA. Details for the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.