MSG Network and WPIX Lead 2014 Emmy Nominations

FrancesThe New York Emmy Award nominations are announced today. Topping the list is MSG Network is 64 nominations. WPIX led the over the air outlets with 44, one better than the YES Network.

In the On-Camera Talent: News Anchor category, WCBS’ Chris Wragge will look to add to the mantle. Among those vying for the award include WNBC’s Michael Gargiulo, Tamsen Fadal of WPIX, and her former colleague Frances Rivera (above).

The weather anchor category features WABC’s Amy Freeze goes against WPIX’s Linda Church, and previous winner Lonnie Quinn of WCBS. News 12 The Bronx’s Mike Favetta rounds out the competition.

WPIX’s Scott Stanford is nominated as Best Sports Anchor for his work with WNBC. Standing in the way of the trophy are Bill Pidto of MSG, News 12 Long Island’s Jamie Stuart and Kevin Maher and WNJU/Telemundo’s Rafael Bello.

In the General Assignment Reporter category, a pair of WPIX standouts are highlighted: Jay Dow and James Ford. They’re joined by WCBS’ Carolyn Gusoff and Weijia Jiang, and Darla Miles of WABC.

Former WPIX commentator Larry Mendte got six nods, including the Political Reporter category.

For Best Live Reporting, Wragge is recognized as part of WCBS’ Superstorm Sandy coverage. Among the competitors include a trio of reporters from WABC: Jeff Pegues, now with CBS News, Matt Kozar, and Phil Lipof. James Ford of WPIX is also in the category.

WNBC’s Bruce Beck is nominated for Best Sports Reporter. Ian Eagle and Michael Kay of the YES Network are vying for Best Play-By-Play announcer against MSG’s Mike Breen.

The New York Emmy’s version of “Best Picture” is the Evening Newscast: Over 35 Minutes category. WNBC has been chosen for its 5 and 11 p.m. broadcasts, along with the WPIX 5 p.m. newscast, and News 12 Long Island.

The awards will be handed out March 30.


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