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Hosts for The 41st News & Documentary Emmy® Awards


Katy Tur, MSNBC Anchor & NBC News Correspondent and
Tony Dokoupil, “CBS This Morning” Co-Host,
Anchor the First of Two Ceremonies

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 – The hosts and presenters for the 41th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced today by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards will be presented as two individual ceremonies this year: categories honoring Television News Programming will be presented on Monday, September 21st, categories honoring Documentaries will be presented the following evening, September 22nd.  Both ceremonies will be live-streamed at 8 p.m. on our dedicated platform powered by Vimeo.

Hosting the Television News Programming categories of the 41st News & Documentary Emmy® Awards on Monday, September 21st will be MSNBC anchor and NBC News correspondent, Katy Tur and co-host of CBS This Morning, Tony Dokoupil. In addition, other scheduled presenters include ABC News’ Chief Justice Correspondent, Pierre Thomas.

The Documentary Television Programming categories of the 41st News & Documentary Emmy® Awards taking place on Tuesday, September 22nd will be hosted by three distinguished documentarians: Lynn Novick, creator of more than 80 hours of acclaimed programming with Ken Burns, Dawn Porter, award-winning documentary filmmaker, Trilogy Films, and David Fanning, founder and executive producer at large, FRONTLINE.

All programming is available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmys® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku (full list at These shows and many other Emmy® Award events can be watched anytime, anywhere on this new platform.

The 41st. Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honors programming content from more than 2000 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2019, judged by a pool of 875 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media News & Documentary industry.


Monday, September 21st at 8 p.m.

Katy Tur

NBC News Correspondent and anchor of the 2 p.m. ET hour of “MSNBC Live.”

Tony Dokoupil

co-host of “CBS This Morning.”

Pierre Thomas

ABC News’ Chief Justice Correspondent


Tuesday, September 22nd at 8 p.m.

Lynn Novick

Renowned documentary filmmaker, creator of more than 80 hours of acclaimed programming with Ken Burns, and currently Emmy nominated for College Behind Bars, her first film as solo director.

Dawn Porter

Award winning documentary filmmaker whose recent films include John Lewis: Good Trouble, a portrait of the civil rights icon, and The Way I See It, a portrait of former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.

David Fanning
Founder of FRONTLINE and Executive Producer at Large

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, and Daytime television programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the United States Beyond awards, NATAS provides extensive educational programs through its Foundation, including regional and national scholarships and Student Production Awards.

Paul Pillitteri
B. Harlan Boll