CBS News Leads The Pack In News & Documentary Emmy Nominations

By Alex Weprin 

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2013 News and Documentary Emmy Awards today.

As it did last year, CBS News leads the pack with 46 nominations, followed by PBS (45 noms), with HBO (21), ABC (14) and NBC (13) rounding out the top five. CNN secured eight nominations, MSNBC received five, BBC World News America and CNBC each received two, with Bloomberg and Univision each securing one nomination. Discovery Channel, Science Channel, History, Nat Geo, Showtime and Investigation Discovery also received nominations.

“60 Minutes” is the most-nominated program, with 24 nominations, followed by “Frontline” with 18. “CBS Evening News’ secured 10 noms, with “Nightline” leading ABC and “Dateline” leading NBC with five nominations each. “CBS This Morning,” in its first year nominated, secured seven nominations, while “GMA” and “Today” each secured one.


The Emmys will be handed out October 1 in New York City, and will also see the Lifetime Achievement Award Emmy going to David Fanning, the EP of PBS investigative documentary series “Frontline.”

“Congratulations to our esteemed nominees,” said Malachy Wienges, Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a statement. “We are honoring this year’s outstanding news stories, and we are also pleased to have David Fanning as this year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient. David has guided “Frontline.” to the pinnacle of public affairs television. This year’s event promises to be a wonderful evening honoring the best that news and documentary television can be.”

The full list of nominees can be viewed here.