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MSG Network and WPIX Top Emmy Award List

Tamsen ScottThe tuxes and gowns will flow with the champagne. But first, nominations for the New York Emmy Awards. MSG Network leads all outlets with 61 nods, while WPIX is best among broadcast TV with 54 nominations.

Some highlights:
Chris Wragge is in the Best News Anchor category. He’s joined by a trio of talent from WPIX, Sukanya Krishnan, last year’s winner Tamsen Fadal, and surprise nominee Scott Stanford (left).

Stanford is also in the running for Best Sports Anchor. He competes against former WNBC collegue Bruce Beck, MSG’s Al Trautwig and Bob Lorenz from the YES Network.

Wragge has a shot to take home multiple trophies. He’s among those vying for Best Live Reporter against Josh Einiger at WABC/Channel 7, Scott Rapoport from WCBS and WNYW’s Teresa Priolo.

WCBS’ Lonnie Quinn is the only person nominated from an English language station in New York City as Best Weather Anchor.

Despite no longer working at WPIX, Larry Mendte has a handful of chances to add hardware to the mantle. He’s nominated in the Best Political category opposite former Channel 11 cohort Mario Diaz and WCBS’ stalwart Marcia Kramer.

Mendte is batting another one-time PIXer, Lionel, as Best Commentator/Editorialist.

As for play-by-play, MSG’s Mike Breen has to beat three members of YES: Ian Eagle, Michael Kay, and Ryan Ruocco.

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WCBS’ Marcia Kramer Wastes Vital Comptroller Debate Asking Candidates to Sing Favorite Songs

kramerMarcia Kramer has been the political maven of WCBS/Channel 2 for more than 20 years. The chief political correspondent has amassed a plethora of honors, including a handful New York Emmy Awards and a couple of Peabody Awards. But there was no award-winning performance by Kramer as moderator of the New York City comptroller debate last week.

The one-hour debate was filled with the typical financial topics for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer.

However, Kramer had something more up her sleeve, and not in a good way. Toward the end of the debate, she elected to have lightning round segments for the candidates. But these questions had nothing whatsoever to do with debating, in fact, most elicited a simple yes or no response.

Kramer: “Did you ever take an accounting course?”

For the record, they both said yes.

Kramer: “Should we eliminate the penny?”

Again, a pair of affirmative answers followed.

At least those extraneous questions had something to do with money, but not this odd choice.

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