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July 20, 2020

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Elita Fielder Adjei
Director, Communications & Publicity
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ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles Eyewitness News Wins Two Awards at the 72nd Annual Los Angeles Emmy® Awards, Saturday, July 18

ABC Owned Television Station’s KABC-TV Los Angeles won two Emmy® Awards from the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The 72nd Annual Los Angeles Emmy Awards ceremony took place Saturday, July 18, 2020, as a virtual livestreamed event on

Among broadcast stations, ABC7 won for best evening newscast for its 11 p.m. broadcast and took the honor for best Human Interest News Story. The latter was a story by Eyewitness News anchor David Ono, who profiled the heroism of a local native and WWII Medal of Honor recipient, whose statue is now prominently placed in Los Angeles’ oldest cemetery, Evergreen, in Boyle Heights.

“I’m proud of the dedicated reporting from the Eyewitness News team at ABC7,” said Cheryl Fair, president and general manager of KABC-TV. “I’m also pleased that David Ono was honored for his ongoing wonderful storytelling.”

Emmy Award newscast categories won by KABC-TV Los Angeles:

Regularly Scheduled Daily Evening Newscast (7:00 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
ABC7 Eyewitness News at 11:00 p.m.

Human Interest News Story
Evergreen Cemetery Hero, Eyewitness News (5:00 p.m.)
David Ono, anchor, producer, reporter, writer; Dylan Glockler, camera; Jeff MacIntyre, editor

The Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards are given to Los Angeles television stations and cable television for broadcast achievements for Local News, Programming, and Sports within the Los Angeles market.

About KABC Los Angeles
ABC7 Los Angeles is Southern California’s No. 1 local news and information source. ABC7 is a leader in digital and social audience engagements and was the first station in the Los Angeles market to regularly broadcast news in high definition and also the first local television station in the United States to surpass 3 million Facebook followers. The station’s offices and studio are located in Glendale, California.


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Elita Fielder Adjei
(424) 247-3517