News and Documentary Emmy Awards

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards, or News & Documentary Emmys, are part of the extensive range of Emmy Awards for artistic and technical merit for the American television industry. Bestowed by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), the News & Documentary Emmys are presented in recognition of excellence in American news and documentary programming.

News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Current: 43rd News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Awarded forOutstanding achievement in national news and documentary programming
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1980
TV producer Bruce Kennedy accepting a News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research, in 2005

Ceremonies generally are held in the fall, with the Emmys handed out in about 40 awards categories. Only two of these award categories honor local news programming, while the rest are for national programming. Most Emmys for local news and documentary programming are instead awarded during the Regional Emmys.

Before the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, news and documentary were categories at the Primetime Emmy Awards until 1975.

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