News & Documentary Emmys Winners List: CNN, Vice And New York Times Have Big Nights

CNN, Vice, and the New York Times were among the big winners on the first of two nights for the 44th annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. CNN led the news portion of the Emmys with ten wins, with trailing Vice winning nine and the New York Times with five.

Vice’s wins saw eight of them come for the now-canceled program, Vice News Tonight.

CBS’ Sunday Morning won for recorded news program, while ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir was named outstanding live news program.

Among major individual winners, CNN’s Selina Wang was named outstanding emerging journalist, while Univision’s Jorge Ramos won the award for journalist in Spanish language media

Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career in journalism, including 33 years at CNN. The award was presented by Sam Feist, CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President.

The inaugural class of national Gold and Silver Circle honorees for news was inducted tonight. The Gold and Silver Circle is a society honoring members of the television and wider broadcasting community who have made an enduring contribution to the industry. Gold Circle and Silver members have a tenure of 50 and 25 years in the broadcasting profession respectively.


David Martin, National Security Correspondent, CBS News

John Quiñones, ABC News Correspondent, “20/20,” “Nightline” and “Good Morning America,” Host, “What Would You Do,” ABC News

Dan Rather, Anchor, Journalist, Founder, News and Guts


Steve Fastook, Senior Vice President of Operations, CNBC

Kim Godwin, President, ABC News

Rand Morrison, Executive Producer, CBS News Sunday Morning, CBS News

Steve Osunsami, Senior National Correspondent, ABC News

Otto Padron, President & CEO, Meruelo Media

Thomas Snowden, Editor, NBC News

The hardware for the news categories was handed out tonight at the Palladium Times Square in New York City.

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“It’s been a tough summer for our industry. We’re encouraged by the breakthrough in the writers strike and hope equitable progress in the SAG-AFTRA strike isn’t far behind,” NATAS President Adam Sharp said during the ceremony. “The future of our industry depends on finding an equilibrium between the need for business models to continue adapting to changing viewer habits and the need to ensure that the individual creative and technical talents that are the engine of our industry remain able to make a meaningful and lasting living in it.

The awards cover programs that premiered during calendar-year 2022.

CNN came into the night with a leading 45 News & Doc Emmy noms, far ahead of Vice (30) and ABC and PBS (26 each). Vice’s Vice News Tonight — which wrapped its eight-season run in May — scored a dominant 28 noms, more than doubling its closest program rival, CBS stalwart 60 Minutes, which landed 11. ABC’s Nightline, PBS’ Frontline and National Geographic’s Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller are next with nine apiece.

The documentary trophies will be presented Thursday night and livestreamed at and via the Emmys apps.

The numerical breakdown, by media entities, as compiled by the independent  accountancy firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP, follows:

Over-the-Air, Cable, Satellite and Internet Broadcast Nominees

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