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TV ACADEMY VOTES L.A. AREA GOVERNORS AWARDS TO VIN SCULLY

 TV ACADEMY VOTES L.A. AREA GOVERNORS AWARDS TO VIN SCULLY
 NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran KTTV broadcaster Vin Scully, currently celebrating his 42nd year as the "voice of the Dodgers," has been voted the coveted 1992 Los Angeles Area Governors Emmy Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), it was announced today by ATAS President Leo Chaloukian. Scully's association with KTTV began in 1959 after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles.
 The special award will be presented to Scully by Chaloukian and Los Angeles Area Governors Tom Thompson and Don Tillman.
 The Governors Award recognizes individuals, shows or organizations that have made a special and unique contribution to Los Angeles area television. Recent previous recipients of this honor include Ted Meyers, KCET (on the occasion of its 25th anniversary), Johnny Grant, Hal Fishman, Bill Stout, Stan Chambers, Ralph Story, Clete Roberts, Ruth Ashton Taylor and Bill Welsh.
 Scully began his career with the Dodgers in 1950 alongside Hall of Fame announcer Red Barber. A graduate of Fordham University, Scully is the only announcer to cover three perfect games and 15 no-hitters. Other thrilling moments in baseball history he has covered include: Sandy Koufax's 18-strikeout performance in two different games, Ramon Martinez's 18-strikeout game, Don Larsen's perfect game in the fifth game of the 1956 World Series and Kirk Gibson's dramatic game-winning home run in game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
 Scully has worked for the NBC Television Network covering golf and baseball and has recently rejoined the CBS Radio Network to cover the World Series for the next several years in addition to his duties with the Dodgers. He has been named the nation's outstanding sportscaster four times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, California's top sportscaster 18 times, most recently in 1989, the Look Magazine Award for his outstanding coverage of the 1959 World Series and the "Ronald Reagan Award" from the United States Sports Academy in 1987 among other honors. In 1982, Scully was elected to the broadcast wing of baseball's Hall of Fame and his star was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
 The Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation will be Saturday, May 30, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Thompson serves as the program's executive producer. Producer/director is Charles Lang. Thompson is also the chair of the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Committee. Tillman is the committee vice-chair. ATAS awards director is John Leverence.
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