NBC NEWS’ “TODAY” WINS DAYTIME EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM FOR FOURTH TIME, MORE WINS IN THIS CATEGORY THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PROGRAM

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NEW YORK – June 25, 2012 – NBC News’ “Today” has received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program for the fourth time since the award’s inception in 2007, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Saturday, June 23, 2012. “Today” has won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program for three consecutive years with this year’s victory making “Today” the most successful morning program in this category. “Today’s” director, Joe Michaels, took home the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program for the second year in a row while “Today’s” production mixers, David Levens and Matt Rifino, won the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing.

See below for a list for “Today’s” Daytime Emmy wins:

OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING IN A TALK SHOW/MORNING PROGRAM (Joe Michaels, Today Show)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LIVE & DIRECT TO TAPE SOUND MIXING (David Levens, Matt Rifino, Today Show)

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2011 calendar year. This year’s gala was held at the prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel this past Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 in Beverly Hills, CA.

The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards gala, which honors the crafts behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre returned to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 17th, 2012.

A full list of all winners in all categories can be downloaded from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Daytime Emmy Awards website at www.emmyonline.tv. Jim Bell is the executive producer of “Today,” (Mon.-Fri., 7-11 a.m.).

NBC NEWS’ “TODAY” WINS DAYTIME EMMY FOR OUTSTANDING MORNING PROGRAM FOR FOURTH TIME, MORE WINS IN THIS CATEGORY THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PROGRAM