September 22nd, 2020

CNN Wins A Network-Record 7 News And Documentary Emmy® Awards

CNN won a network-record seven News and Documentary Emmy® Awards during the first night of the 41st Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards held last night. CNN’s recognitions encompass news, programming and interviews:


Outstanding News Analysis: Editorial & Opinion 

  • New Day Weekend: ‘Infested,’ He Says (Victor Blackwell) 


Outstanding Business, Consumer and Economic Report

  • The Lead with Jake Tapper: Maduro’s Blood Gold (Isa Soares) 


Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast 

  • New Day with Alisyn Camerota and John Berman: Roger Stone Raid  


Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast (tie)

  • The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: Putin’s Private Army (Clarissa Ward) 


Outstanding Direction: News

  • Brett Kelly / CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 


Outstanding Live Interview 

  • Amanpour: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Interviewed by Christiane Amanpour 


Outstanding Breaking News Coverage

  • Turkey’s Incursion into Syria (Nick Paton Walsh, Clarissa Ward)


** On the second night of the virtual 41st News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, CNN won an Emmy Award in Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction for CNN Digital for Style Origins, bringing CNN’s total to 8 Emmy wins.


Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction

CNN Digital for Style Origins


In addition to these eight News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, CNN Films earned three Primetime Emmy® Awards for Apollo 11, collecting nods for outstanding picture editing, sound editing, and sound mixing. Great Big Story won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Daytime Program for their series The Brave. CNN en Español has been nominated for three Daytime Emmys – Café CNN is nominated for Outstanding Morning Show in Spanish; and Destinos and Nuestro Mundo are both nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish with winners to be announced.