Eyewitness News wins 5 Emmy awards, sweeping newscast categories

NEW YORK (WABC) -- ABC Owned Television Station's WABC-TV New York won five Emmy Awards from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The 63rd Annual New York Emmy Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 as a first-ever livestreamed event with WABC's Sandy Kenyon and N.J. Burkett announcing the winners remotely from Times Square.

The WABC-TV Eyewitness News team swept every English language newscast category nominated, which included Morning, Daytime, Evening and Weekend Newscast. WABC's Danielle Leigh and Steve Cioffi also received the Emmy Award in the category of Education/Schools for their special investigative report, "The Harmed Suburban Five," that analyzed state funding data on fairness and equal opportunities in schools.

"Our Eyewitness News team works diligently year-round, keeping our viewers informed of important topics that impact them, and our ratings continue to show us their appreciation," said Debra O'Connell, president and general manager at WABC-TV "Winning five Emmys is an industry nod that gives further recognition to the outstanding work of the entire Eyewitness team and every department that supports our station. I couldn't be prouder of this team and their commitment to our viewers, communities and the industry."

Emmy Award newscast categories won by WABC-TV:

Morning Newscast: (Larger markets 1-49, English)

"Snowstorm Gridlock," Nov. 16, 2018

Daytime Newscast: (Larger markets 1-49, English)
"Sanitation Truck Crash," July 3, 2019

Evening Newscast: (Larger markets, 1-49, English)
"Massive Fire Marcal Paper Mills Plant," Jan. 30, 2019

Weekend Newscast:
"Manhattan Blackout," July 13, 2019

Education/Schools (News):
"The Harmed Suburban Five," March 19, 2019
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