PBS, CBS Lead News and Documentary Emmys

By Mark Joyella 

PBS led the winners at last night’s News and Documentary Emmy Awards, taking home 17 Emmys, including wins for Frontline, Independent Lens, POV and Nature.

CBS News followed with nine, including wins for 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and the CBS Evening News.

NBC News had four—with NBC Nightly News winning in the breaking news and regularly scheduled newscast categories. Univision was right behind with three investigative wins for Aquí y Ahora, but no other network won more than one.

ABC’s Brian Ross and the ABC News investigative unit won the network’s only Emmy, for business and economic reporting in a story about Herbalife. It’s the unit’s 13th Emmy overall.

CNN, Telemundo, HBO and MSNBC each had one Emmy, and CNN founder Ted Turner was honored with a lifetime achievement Emmy.