Sam Rubin to Receive Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award

Longtime KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin is set to posthumously receive a Los Angeles-area Emmy Governors Award, the Television Academy announced Tuesday.

Rubin, who had worked on the KTLA-TV morning show since 1991, died May 10. He was 64 years old.

“Sam was a pioneer, a pioneer of the modern era of television news. His contributions to entertainment journalism in Los Angeles and around the world are unmatched,” Cris Abrego, president of the Television Academy, said in a statement about Rubin’s recognition for his celebrated career.

In the Los Angeles television market, Rubin has reported on many local red carpets in addition to his role as the face of showbiz on Channel 5. He often hosted the station’s shows. Live from the Oscars and had his own celebrity talk show, Uncensored Hollywoodfor a while.

This posthumous honor from the Television Academy follows others Rubin has received, including numerous Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, a Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, and he was named the best journalist in entertainment by the Los Angeles Press Club.

In 2013, he was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with its Impact Award for integrity in broadcast journalism.

Rubin often appeared on BBC television and radio and was a regular contributor to Australian radio Triple M and Channel 9. He also owned a television production company, SRE Inc., which produced over 200 hours of broadcast and cable programs, including several of his programs. In live from red carpet shows and Uncensored Hollywood appearances.

The Los Angeles Area Governors Award will be presented at the 76th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on July 27, 2024 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire.

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