KCAL, meanwhile, captured 10 awards, including the Emmy for best 60-minute newscast (for its 10 p.m. broadcast) and seven other news-related categories.
KABC-TV Channel 7 also garnered 10 awards, while KNBC-TV Channel 4 picked up five Emmys, none in news categories. KTLA-TV Channel 5 collected 7, KCET-TV Channel 28 got 4, KTTV-TV Channel 11 received 3, KCOP-TV got 2 and Century Cable and Cityscope got 1 each.
The winners of the local Emmys were announced Saturday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in ceremonies presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Outside the news arena, KABC's "City View" was the most-honored program. It was named best public-affairs series and also picked up Emmys for the best shows about education, crime and social issues.
Sportscaster Vin Scully, the longtime announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, received the academy's Governors Award, which is given to individuals, shows or organizations "that have made a special and unique contribution to Los Angeles-area television."
Here is the complete list of winners:
Regularly scheduled daily news (30-minute format): "Action News at Six," KCBS.
Regularly scheduled daily news (60-minute format): "Prime 9 News at Ten," KCAL.
Live coverage of an unscheduled news event: Eric Spillman (reporter), Alex Darsen (producer), "KTLA Morning News: Warehouse Collapse," KTLA.
Mini-docs: Hosea Sanders (reporter), James Wilcox (producer), "Channel 2 Action News: Lip-sync," KCBS.
Investigative reporting: Harvey Levin (reporter), Ken Mate, Dan Leighton (producers), "Channel 2 Action News: Workers' Compensation Fraud," KCBS.
Spot news: Jeff Michael, Mark Coogan, Linda Mour (reporters), Scott Shulman, James Hattendorf, Becky Martinez (producers), "Eyewitness News: Oakland Fire," KABC.
News reporting: Michael O'Connor (reporter), Donald R. Menzel (producer), "Channel 2 Action News: Life in the Hood," KCBS.
Sports reporting: Tom Murray, "Challengers Baseball," KCAL.
Serious news feature reporting: Ann Martin (reporter), Gregory Tirado, Milli Martinez (producers), "Eyewitness News: Pet Explosion," KABC.
Light news feature reporting: John Corcoran (reporter/producer), Tom Lazaroff (producer), "Prime 9 News: Norman the Cow," KCAL.
News commentary: Bill Press, "News 13 at Ten: Travellin' Tom," KCOP.
Public-affairs series (remote): "City View," KABC.
Public-affairs series (studio-based): "Midday Sunday," KTTV.
Informational series (remote): "Murder One," KNBC.
Informational series (studio-based): "Studio 22," KCBS.
Entertainment programming: "Grammy Preview '91," KCBS.
Children/youth special: "Ecology Kids Challenge II," KCBS.
Children/youth series: "Kidquiz," KCBS.
News special: "By the Year 2000: Policing the Police," KCET.
Sports special: "Sportsbowl '91," KNBC.
Sports series: "Monday Night Live," KABC.
Travel and leisure/L.A. local color: "Eye on L.A.: The Pacific Rim," KABC.
Health and science/environment: "Heroes of the Shriners Hospital," KCBS.
Education: "City View: Education," KABC.
Crime/social issues: "City View: Romania's Forgotten Children . . . Remembered," KABC.
Arts and culture/history: "Forgotten Hollywood," KABC; "Bakersfield Country!," KCET.
Live sports coverage: "California Angels Baseball," KTLA.
Live special events: "U.S. Olympic Festival '91," KTTV.
Instructional special: "How Does Your Garden Grow?," KCBS.
Feature segment: "Lakers Basketball: The Magic Touch," KCAL.
Public, municipal & operator produced cable: "On Common Ground," Cityscope.
Short promo/public-service announcements: "Twins," KNBC.
Special class program: "Spirit of Education," KNBC.
Host/moderators--specials: Mark Thompson, "It's an L.A. Christmas With Mark Thompson 2," KTTV.
Host/moderators--series: David Viscott, "David Viscott at Night," KNBC.
Performers: Tim Conway, "AM Los Angeles," KABC.
News writers: Christine Lund, Joseph Ashby, "Eyewitness News: Romania," KABC.
Non-news writers: Jac Flanders, "Maiden Voyage," KTLA.
Directors of edited programs: Robert Deaton, George J. Flanigen IV, "Lakers on 9," KCAL.
Directors of unedited programs--news: Peggy Burkhart, "Prime 9 News at Eight," KCAL.
Directors of unedited programs--non-news: Harry Kooperstein, "Live From the Hollywood Bowl," KCOP.
Camera crew--hard news breaking story: John E. Vincent, David Cronshaw, Hernan Vasquez, Webb Weber, Dolores Gillham-Lopez, "Gay Rights Protest," KCAL.
Camera crew--news feature: Armando Cantu, "How to Avoid a Ticket," KCAL.
Camera crew--non-news: Steve Elkins, Phillip Hurn, Lee Stanley, Ken Schaefer, Shane Stanley, David Johnston, Ken Becker, "Drug Watch L.A.," KTLA.
Film/tape editors of hard news programs: Donald A. Howze, "Prime 9 News: Soon Da Ju/Compton Protest," KCAL.
Film/tape editors of news features: Sharon Janis, "Prime 9 News: Personal Ads," KCAL.
Film/tape editors of non-news programs: Mary Danly, "Bakersfield Country!," KCET.
Graphics: Rylee-Ann Romero, Jacques Dupuy, John Ridgway, "The Sweeties," Century Cable.
Creative technical crafts: T. Van Williams, "By the Year 2000: Teen AIDS--Sons and Daughters," KCET.
Technical direction: Doug Larson, "1991 Hollywood Christmas Parade," KTLA.
Sound: Shawn Murphy, Ron Estes, Eric Pierce, Ken Becker, Bill Ramsey, Bruce Cook, Ric Teller, Tony Weitzel, Craig Debban, "1991 Hollywood Christmas Parade," KTLA.
Lighting: James Monroe, "Studio 22," KCBS.
Art direction: Joe Stewart, "The Late Mr. Pete Show," KTLA.
Governors award: Vin Scully.