ABC News was recognized Monday night with seven News and Documentary Emmy Awards for reporting that aired across several broadcasts and platforms, including "Nightline," which was recognized in five categories, "20/20," "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Good Morning America. The following reports were honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS):
Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
ABC News Special Events / Nightline -Gadhafi Speaks
Getting into Libya, a tumultuous country in the middle of a full-fledged civil war, proved to be a challenging task for ABC News' Christiane Amanpour and her producers. Once inside the country, they traveled through a nation on the brink to interview Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator who ruled Libya with flamboyance and fear, the man behind one of the most infamous terror attacks on U.S. citizens. Amanpour was the only American reporter to sit with Gaddafi, a man who had been in power for 41 1/2 years. He walked right in through the front doors to greet her, wanting people to know that he was still in Tripoli. He refused to acknowledge Libyan protesters and laughed at demands that he step down, even as anti-government forces raged across his country.
Executive Producers: Jon Banner, Marc Burstein, Jeanmarie Condon
Senior Producers: Tom Nagorski, Felicia Biberica, Nancy Gabriner, Ricki Goldberg, Almin Karamehmedovic, David Reiter
Producers: Susan Archer, Steven Baker, Ursula Fahy, Katie Hinman, Bartley Price, Robyn Weil
Anchor: Diane Sawyer
Correspondent: Christiane Amanpour
Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer / Nightline – Crisis in Libya
From a harrowing trip alongside Libyan rebels from Benghazi toward Tripoli to exclusive interviews with Colonel Gaddafi's two sons and an exclusive meeting with the Libyan dictator himself, ABC News deftly reported and analyzed the ongoing crisis in Libya through to Gaddafi's chaotic and gruesome death.
Executive Producers: Jon Banner, Jeanmarie Condon
Senior Producers: Tom Johnson, Almin Karamehmedovic, Nils Kongshaug, Pete Austin
Producers: Steven Baker, Ursula Fahy, Katie Hinman, Matt Hosford, Diane Mendez, Bartley Price, Audrey Taylor, James Wang, Angus Hines, Matthew McGarry, Bruno Roeber, Eric Johnson, Roxanna Sherwood, Karson Yiu, Alice Maggin
Correspondents: Christiane Amanpour, Lama Hasan