Veteran broadcast journalist Peter Musurlian has been nominated for two 2012 Los Angeles Area Emmys: one for a local story on the Burbank Rose Float, and the other for an in-depth look at a Europe-based non-profit environmental organization, which focuses on national parks in the Caucasus region of the former Soviet Union.
The 50-year-old Station Manager & Senior Producer of the City of Burbank’s government access station, called “The Burbank Channel,” has garnered 10 prestigious RTNA Golden Mikes over the past decade and, over that same time period, has received six Emmy nominations from the Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California.
Musurlian hopes to win an Emmy on August 11, 2012, since, so far, that distinction has slipped his grasp.
Musurlian was nominated in the Public & Municipal-Operated Cable category for his mini-documentary, called “The Burbank Centennial Rose Float.” His fellow nominees in that category hail from the cities of Santa Monica, Lakewood, and Glendale.
The second Emmy nomination came in the Information Segment category for his piece called, “Saving the Wild: The Caucasus Nature Fund.” Musurlian shot the story last summer in Armenia and Georgia.
He faces stiff competition from KCET’s flagship news program, SoCal Connected, which was nominated for its investigation into the spending habits at the Los Angeles Housing Authority.
Musurlian has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science from USC in Los Angeles, as well as master’s degrees from Baylor University (Political Science) in Texas, American University (Journalism) in D.C, and the University of Redlands School of Business (Management) in California.
In the 1980s, Musurlian reported for television stations in Montana, Texas, and Washington D.C., and for nearly a year in the 1990s, worked as a solo television journalist for the U.S. Army in Central Europe, venturing into Hungary, Croatia, and Bosnia, for which he received a NATO Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.