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CBS News leads network news divisions in Emmy wins

CBS News won more Emmys Wednesday evening than its network news rivals, and more than any cable outlet, taking home seven statuettes at the 37th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. 

“60 Minutes” earned five awards, while “CBS Sunday Morning” won one Emmy, and the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning” shared another.

The awards honoring broadcast journalists were presented Sept. 21 at New York’s Lincoln Center, 

The winning CBS segments are listed below:

From “60 Minutes”:

For Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine:

Lesley Stahl reports on law enforcement's con... 13:51

“Confidential Informants” (12/06/15) – A report on law enforcement’s controversial use of young confidential informants in the war on drugs, some of whose cases ended tragically. Producer Shari Finkelstein; Correspondent Lesley Stahl; Co-Producers Robert J. Shattuck and Nieves Zuberbuhler;  Executive Editor Bill Owens; Executive Producer Jeff Fager.



For Outstanding Editing – News, and Outstanding Writing:

A Crime Against Humanity 13:49

“A Crime Against Humanity” (04/19/15) – A report on the 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria that U.S. intelligence estimates killed more than 1,400 civilians. Editor Jorge J. Garcia; Writers Katie Kerbstat, Scott Pelley and Nicole Young.


For Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine:

“The Swiss Leaks” (02/08/15) – An investigation into the biggest leak in Swiss banking history, and of HSBC’s business dealings with a collection of international outlaws. Producers Habiba Nosheen and Ira Rosen; Correspondent Bill Whitaker; Co-Producer Patrick Lee; Executive Editor Bill Owens; Executive Producer Jeff Fager.

For Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine:

The Paris Attacks 12:34

“The Paris Attacks”​ (11/15/15) - Witnesses to the assault on Paris recount their experiences, painting a picture of the day darkness fell on the City of Light. Producers Robert G. Anderson, Guy Campanile, Michael H. Gavshon, David M. Levine, Michael Rey, Keith Sharman and Aaron Weisz; Correspondent Scott Pelley; Co-Producers Peter M. Berman, Francois Bringer, Erin Horan, Warren Lustig and Gabrielle Schonder; Executive Editor Bill Owens; Executive Producer Jeff Fager.

From “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” and “CBS This Morning”

For Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast:

Prescription creams were being billed for mil... 05:43

“Compounding Pharmacy Fraud”​  (02/23/15) -  An investigation into a compounding pharmacy and telemarketer that collected up to 200 prescriptions a day, billing them to Medicare and private insurers for more than $1 million a week. Producer Emily Rand; Correspondent Jim Axelrod; Senior Producers Eric Bloom and Peter Burgess; Senior Broadcast Producers Kimberly Godwin and Ryan Kadro; Supervising Senior Producer Len Tepper; and Executive Producers Steve Capus and Chris Licht.

“CBS Sunday Morning”

For Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast:

In this corner of the Navajo Nation, just 100... 08:25

“Water, Water”​ (08/16/15) - Darlene Arviso, known as the Navajo Water Lady, drives a tanker filled with drinking water for those on the Navajo Nation without running water. Producer Sari Aviv; correspondent Lee Cowan; editor David Small; senior producers Gavin Boyle, Amy Rosner and Jason Sacca; executive producer Rand Morrison.

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