HBO Wins Multiple Emmy News & Documentary Awards

HBO led cable's winners at at last night’s 35th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.  

The premium channel won two awards at the the National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences-produced ceremony held in New York last night, including Outstanding Informational Programming-long form for its documentary The Crash Reel (pictured). Other cable networks garnering awards include Al Jazeera America, CNN and CNN en Espanol; Discovery Channel and Discovery Channel en Espanol; H2, Investigation Discovery, the National Geographic Channel, and National Geographic Wild.  

PBS won the lion’s share of awards with 11, followed by CBS’ 10 and ABC’s three statuettes. 

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R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.