CBS News Takes Half of Business and Financial Emmy Noms

Oct 31, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS News romped to an easy lead in the nominations announced Tuesday for the Business and Financial Emmys, to be given out Dec. 7 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

CBS News nabbed 15 of the 33 nominations in seven categories. In the category of outstanding interpretation of a business news story in a regularly scheduled newscast, “CBS News Sunday Morning” is competing only with itself, taking all four nominations. It received a total of five nominations. CBS’s “60 Minutes” faces a similar situation, earning all four nominations in the category of outstanding coverage of a current business news story—news magazines and long form. “60 Minutes” earned a total of nine nominations.

NBC News racked up five nominations and its sister cable channel CNBC claimed four. CNN and PBS programming earned three nominations each. ABC News, Biography Channel and Discovery Times each received one nod.

The luncheon awards ceremony will be held at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan. During the ceremony, the National Television Academy will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and VP of Dow Jones & Co.

A complete list of the nominees can be found at Emmyonline.tv.