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KNBC, KTTV big winners at Golden Mike Awards

January 23, 2011 | 12:19 pm

KNBC and KTTV won top honors Saturday at the 61st Annual Golden Mike Awards, which salutes excellence in broadcast and Internet journalism.

The Radio and Television News Assn. honored KNBC for daytime and half-hour newscasts, while KTTV won for 60-minute newscast.

Regis Philbin, the host of "Live with Regis and Kelly" who announced his retirement from that show last week, was presented with the first-ever broadcast legend award.

Veteran local news anchors Kelly Lange and Jose A. Ronstadt were presented with lifetime achievement awards. Lange, who retired from KNBC, is currently a novelist while Ronstadt is an anchor at Telemundo.

In the radio division, KNX-AM  won for top newscast over 15 minutes, while KFI-AM won for newscasts under 15 minutes.

-- Greg Braxton