SAN JOSE, CA – (June 10, 2019) – The Northern California Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded NBC Bay Area / KNTV and Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía / KSTS a total of 20 Northern California Emmy® Awards during the 48th annual Awards Gala held on Saturday, June 8 at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

NBC Bay Area led the English-language stations with a total of ten Emmy® Awards across various categories. The station’s dedicated investigative team, The Investigative Unit, received four awards for various investigative reports including for its investigation “Diseased Streets” which exposed a dangerous mix of trash, needles, and feces along San Francisco streets and sidewalks. KNTV’s Bay Area Proud Series focused on local stories of success, inspiration and kindness, received two awards for writing and video journalism.

Telemundo 48 received ten Emmy® Awards, including the award for best daytime newscast for the stations midday newscast “Noticiero Telemundo 48 al Mediodía.” The station also received an award for its breaking news coverage of the hostage situation at a veteran’s home in Yountville, California in March of 2018, where a former patient at the facility shot and killed three women before taking his own life. KSTS also received an award for its joint investigation with KNTV “Doble Condena” about the rise of sexual assaults against women behind bars.

“The diversity of the awards this year highlights the different ways that NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 connect with our communities, “ says Stacy Owen, President and General Manager for NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48. “The impact of our investigative unit’s work, the celebration of good works through Bay Area Proud, and the commitment to breaking news, weather and a fresh, dynamic approach to news on Telemundo 48 is our commitment to our audiences every day.”

Below is the full list of awards received by NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía:

NBC Bay Area:

  • Investigative Report-Single Story: “Breaking Point,” Robert Campos, Investigative Producer; Bigad Shaban, Reporter; Anthony Rutanashoodech, Photojournalist
  • Investigative Report-Series: “Diseased Streets,” Robert Campos, Investigative Producer; Bigad Shaban, Writer; Anthony Rutanashoodech, Photojournalist
  • Feature News Report-Serious: “A Place for Drugs,” Bigad Shaban, Reporter; Anthony Rutanashoodech, Photojournalist
  • Sports-One-Time Special: “Hero in the End Zone: Dwight Clark,” Christine C. Ni, James R. Gaughran, Producer/Writers; Raj Mathai, Anchor; Michael Horn, Photographer; Alex Bozovic, Photographer/Editor
  • Talent-Reporter-Specialty Assignment: “Vicky Nguyen Investigates,” Vicky Nguyen, Senior Investigative Reporter
  • Writer-News: “Bay Area Proud,” Garvin Thomas, Writer
  • Writer-Program: “Bay Area Revelations,” James R. Gaughran, Christine C. Ni, Writers
  • Photographer-News-No Time Limit: “Rutanashoodech Composite,” Anthony Rutanashoodech, Photographer
  • Editor-News: “Rojas Composite,” Joe Rojas, Editor
  • Video Journalist-No Time Limit: “Bay Area Proud” Garvin Thomas, Video Journalist

Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía:

  • Newscast-Daytime-Larger Markets: “Noticiero Telemundo 48 al Mediodía,” Kathia López-Santos, Producer; Anthony Spagna, Director; Sandra Ulsh Cervantes, Anchor; Flavio Lacayo, Anchor/Reporter; Gabriela Dellán, Weather Anchor; Lucrecia Borchardt, Sandra Bermúdez, Reporters; Eduardo Vargas, Photographer; Erika Vazquez, Assignment Editor; José Salas Villarreal, APC Operator
  • Breaking News: “Yountville Active Shooting Breaking News,” Edgardo Sanabria Mariani, Executive Producer; Pedro Andrade, Aliné González Basalo, Reinaldo Ramírez, Producers; Paola Reyes, Anchor; Luis Morán, Photographer; Eduardo Gamino, APC Operator; Erika Vazquez, Assignment Editor
  • Investigative Report: “Doble Condena,” Robert Campos, Vicky Nguyen, Producers; Sandra Ulsh Cervantes, Writer; Mark Villarreal, Editor
  • Feature News Report-Light Series: “Abriendo Camino, Los Nuevos Latinos,” Mario Ayala, Producer/Photographer/Editor; Sandra Ulsh Cervantes, Reporter; Diego Avellaneda, Photographer
  • News Special Program: “Incendios Mortales: Un Año Después,” Edgardo Sanabria Mariani, Rossyris Silva, Executive Producers; Pedro Andrade, Producer; César Bayona, Lorena Domínguez, Anchors; María Del Pilar Niño, Reporter; Sandra Pérez, Managing Editor; Erick Fernández, APC Operator; Isaura Marimar Ochoa, Assignment Editor
  • Human Interest-Feature/Segment: “Vino Con Sabor Latino,” Linda Candelo, Reporter
  • Community/Public Service (PSAs): “Mes de la Herencia Hispana,” Mario Ayala, Producer/Director of Photography/Editor
  • Talent-Anchor-Weather: “Gaby Composite,” Gabriela Dellán, Weather Anchor
  • Talent-Sports-Anchor/Reporter: “Raúl Striker - Sports Anchor,” Raúl Sriker, Anchor
  • Writer: “Historias Por Contar,” Sandra Ulsh Cervantes, Writer

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 work together to better serve viewers in the Bay Area and keep them ahead of the latest news in two languages.

For complete details on all the winners and categories, please access The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northern California Chapter’s official 2019 Emmy® Awardees list here.

Owned by NBC Universal, NBC Bay Area/KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on 11. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.

Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, offering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at and via mobile and social media channels.


Liza Catalan