Area Emmy Awards
LA EMMY TEAM
we inch our way toward the 54th Annual Los Angeles Emmy
Awards show, scheduled for June 29th at the Leonard H.
Goldenson Theatre at the Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences in North Hollywood, I want to take the time to
introduce you to some of the people who are already working
on this year's awards show. As Executive Producer of the
LA Area Emmys I can tell you it takes a lot of work to
put together an awards program like this. It takes a lot
of people too and the people who work this event are terrific.
They are what I call the "A TEAM" and for good reason.
They're very talented, committed, dedicated and virtually
all of them, like me, are back for a 6th consecutive year.
That's certainly the case for the two people I'd like
you to meet this week. They don't come any better than
show producer Shirley Neal and announcer Larry Van Nuys.
While many Los Angeles area broadcasters are waiting for
the nominations to be announced May 30th, Shirley and
her team at Park Hill Entertainment are working daily
on this year's event and have been for some time. Larry
Van Nuys, our booming voice of the LA Area Emmys, not
only brings his talent to the event, but also his great
positive attitude! Next week we'll continue looking at
those who make up THE EMMY TEAM but, first, here's a little
on the backgrounds of both Shirley and Larry.
Meet Larry Van Nuys
A word from Larry:
In a world where we all strive for excellence, it's exciting
to have the chance once again to be connected in a small way
to an organization and award ceremony that by definition is
all about our very best.
On a personal note, the chance to reconnect with friends whom
I've worked with over the years on Emmy night as well as in
the people involved in the production of the evening is particularly
I can only hope that you will feel the same warm glow of Emmy
on our collective night to shine.
Larry Van Nuys is one of the most recognizable voices in television
and radio. Just listen to his velvet tones and you will understand
why. Having spent many years in Los Angeles radio, Larry went
on to host a variety of television shows, including the immensely
popular "Help Thy Neighbor" for KTLA, Channel 5.
Larry has become one of the premier voices in the nation. You
have heard him on network shows such as Dynasty, The Love Boat,
Simon and Simon, Tic Tac Dough as well as the promotion voice
for Network, Syndicated and Local television around the country.
As a commercial performer, he has been the voice of Mazda, Bank
of America and McDonald's just to name a few. Larry has been
written about in Newsweek, TV Guide as well as Readers Digest
and has helped to win countless Emmy's from the Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences.
Larry and his wife Marsha, have been married and laughing for
33 years in Westlake Village, California. Their very expensive
daughter, Amanda, lives in San Francisco, California and never