David Ono of ABC7 was a multiple winner at the 64th Los Angeles Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Aug. 11 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.
“Witness: American Heroes,” a documentary about the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, won in the Arts and Culture/History category. Ono (host and executive producer), Jeff MacIntyre (executive producer), Michelle Kim (associate producer) and Robert Horsting (producer) were honored.
Ono and his crew traveled to Europe to visit the sites of the 100th/442nd’s major battles and to interview locals who remembered the Nisei soldiers. The special was produced in conjunction with the awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th/442nd and Military Intelligence Service last November.
Also nominated were “Herbie Hancock: All That’s Jazz” and “Rhythm & Passion of Korea,” both from KCET.
Ono also won in the Outstanding Hard News Reporting category (also nominated were Ana Garcia and Robert Kovacik of NBC4 and David Goldstein of CBS2) and in the Outstanding Writer — Programming category (also nominated was Bruce Beffa of Fox Sports West).
In addition, Ono was nominated in the following categories:
Medical News Story — Single Report along with Lisa Ann Bartley (camera, editor, producer) for “Animal Experiments.” The award went to KTTV for “Flash Mob for Claire.” Also nominated were CBS2’s “Children on the Edge” and “Drawings from the Left.”
Outstanding News Feature Reporting. The award went to Dave Malkoff of KTLA5. Also nominated were Pat Harvey and Mansan Luc of CBS2, Chuck Henry and Tara Wallis-Firestone of NBC4, and Susan Hirasuna of KTTV.
Medical News Story — Multi-part Report along with Edwin Donald Smith (camera), Julia Seifer (producer) and Martin Liem (editor) for “Dr. Oz.” The award went to Dave Malkoff of KTLA5 for “Bionic Eye Cures Blindness.” Also nominated were Jeff Mailes, Kerry Maller and Sandra Mitchell of KCAL9 for “1 in 8.”
KABC7, KTLA5 and NBC4 tied for the most Emmys with seven each. Awards were given in more than 40 categories, spanning all facets of news, sports and public affairs programming.