Lead by Peter Musurlian’s four victories for reporting, shooting and editing, The Burbank Channel topped all other Division “B” competitors — TV stations with fewer than 49 employees — at the 63rd Annual RTNA Golden Mike Awards Banquet.
Garnering five Golden Mikes, put The Burbank Channel in a tie with Division “A” powerhouse Los Angeles television stations: KCBS/KCAL and KNBC.
The always-eagerly-anticipated event, organized by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California, was held at the Hilton Universal City/Los Angeles on January 19, 2013, and attended by television and radio reporters from all over Southern California.
Musurlian won for Best Sports Reporting and Best Videography for “The Burroughs High Mountain Biking Team.” Lutz, who also won a Golden Mike for the story, won for Best Editing of a Feature Story.
Musurlian, a six-time Los Angeles Area Emmy nominee, also won Golden Mikes for Best Videography and Best Editing of a Hard News Special, for: “Man’s Inhumanity to Man,” a 16-minute Holocaust documentary, produced for young audience and presented by seven-year-old reporter & interviewer, June Petra Musurlian.
Below are highlights from the event and the winning entries:
Highlights of Musurlian and Lutz winning their awards:
The Burroughs High Mountain Biking Team:
Man’s Inhumanity to Man: