David Gregory the Buzz at Business Emmys

By Chris Ariens Comment

Gregory_12.3.gifThe event may have been to honor the best in business reporting, but the buzz at the top of the Rock this afternoon was who would be taking over the nation’s #1 public affairs show — David Gregory’s soon-to-be announced gig as moderator of Meet the Press.

Insiders tell TVNewser Richard Leibner, who was at the event, was telling people he is “David Gregory’s agent of record” but that he was not involved in the negotiations. Which means Gregory most likely worked with an attorney to negotiate the deal. TVNewser has learned Tom Brokaw will make the announcement this Sunday after his interview with Pres.-elect Barack Obama.

On hand at today’s luncheon: Morley Safer, Dan Rather, Christiane Amanpour, Mike Schneider and Anthony Mason.

As for the Emmys, held at the Rainbow Room at 30 Rock, ABC, CBS, Bloomberg and PBS all took home two awards each. CNBC and Minyanville.com took home one each. The press release is after the jump…


Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to
David Schlesinger of Reuters

Webcast of Awards Ceremony Available
On tvworldwide.com and tvmainstream.com

New York – December 2, 2008 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Emmy® Awards for Business & Financial Reporting in a luncheon ceremony at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting were presented in eight categories recognizing outstanding achievement in business & financial reporting telecast or webcast from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Winners of two new Emmy Award categories for promotional announcements were also announced.

In addition, the Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting was presented to David Schlesinger, Editor-in-Chief of Reuters, the world’s largest international news agency and primary business news source. Presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Schlesinger were Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN and Devin Wenig, Chief Executive Officer of the Markets Division of Thomson Reuters.

Also among the speakers were Peter Price, President/CEO of the National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences; Robert Thomson, Editor-In-Chief of the Dow Jones Company and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal; and Bill Small, Chairman of the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, who presented the awards on behalf of the Academy.

The 6th Annual Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting can be seen via webcast at the NATAS website at www.emmyonline.tv/business and at www.tvworldwide.com and on the TV Mainstream Internet TV channel at www.tvmainstream.com.

A list of winners for the 6th Annual Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting is also available on the NATAS website, www.emmyonline.tv.