ABC7 Wins Los Angeles Area Emmy Award

For Its Live Coverage of the 2022 LA Pride Parade

TV Academy

July 24, 2023 Los Angeles- ABC7, the most watched television news station in Southern California, earned another accolade on Saturday when it won an LA Area Emmy Award for its live coverage of the 2022 LA Pride Parade.

In 2022, the LA Pride Parade returned to origins on Hollywood Blvd for the first time since 1979, and ABC7 produced two-hours of live television that included hosts Ellen Leyva, Raven-Symoné, and Miranda Pearman-Maday, and LGBTQ+ community members and ABC correspondents, Karl Schmid and Christiane Cordero, providing roving interviews and highlights along the one-mile parade route.

Ellen Leyva, Raven-Symoné, and Miranda Pearman-Maday provided color commentary for the 151-contingent parade

Karl Schmid interviewed dozens of participants throughout the broadcast

Christiane Cordero chatted with Icon Grand Marshal, Paula Abdul, as she rode the one-mile route in a custom-wrapped Pride Porsche

ABC7 was the first television station to broadcast the LA Pride Parade, and has since become the official television & streaming partner of LA Pride.

LA Pride congratulates the entire ABC7 Pride Parade Team for their excellence in live broadcasting, and for their tireless efforts that raise visibility, representation, and celebration for the LA Pride community.

In 2023, ABC7 returned to provide live coverage of the Parade, which almost 150,000 spectators. Read more about ABC7’s Parade 2023 programming here.

About LA Pride:

LA Pride is produced by Christopher Street West Association (CSW), the 501(c)3 nonprofit that organized the world’s first permitted gay parade on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York City the year prior. Today, CSW remains an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community of Greater Los Angeles. While best known for producing the iconic LA Pride Parade and LA Pride in the Park, they also organize, sponsor or support community events throughout the year, and work with their nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to further diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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