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Spanish station dominates NorCal Emmys

The big story at this year’s Northern California Emmys was the number of awards won by Spanish language stations. Sacramento Univision station KUVS Channel 19 took home 13 Emmys at Saturday’s awards presentation at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, more than any other station. KPIX CBS5 and KNTV NBC11 tied for second with 11. KGO ABC7 and KQED each won seven. KRON, KTVU and KSTS each had two.

The most honored individual was Santiago Lucero (pictured), a reporter for KUVS, who won five Emmys. (If you’re wondering how good of a reporter Lucero is, read this from the Sacramento Bee.) Lucero was followed by KPIX CBS5 investigative reporter Anna Werner and KUVS photographer Albert Garcia, who had four each.

Here’s a link to a list of all of the winners.

This Washington Post article by former LA Times staff wrier Joe Matthews may help to explain why the Spanish language stations did so well:

Matthews kept track of the content of both the English and Spanish language newscasts.

In the Bay Area, the No. 1 news station at 6 p.m. has long been KDTV Channel 14, the Univision affiliate, beating Channels 2, 4, 5, 7 and 11 in both total ratings and viewers in the 18-to-34 demo.

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