Daytime Emmys Will Air On HLN June 23

This year's Daytime Emmy Awards will be telecast on HLN (formerly known as CNN Headline News and CNN2).

This marks the first time the ceremony will air on cable. This year’s telecast will be produced by Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro and will feature tributes to recently canceled programs including ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Read a press release from HLN regarding the annoucement below:


2012 Show Includes Tributes to Outgoing Series & Beloved Talent; Spotlight on Innovative Programs

NEW YORK, NY, May 24, 2012—HLN grabs the reigns as the host network of the 39th annual daytime entertainment Emmy® Awards to be presented live from The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 23, 8-10 p.m., ET/PT, it was announced by Scot Safon, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HLN, and Malachy Wienges, Chairman, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

“HLN is thrilled to work with NATAS to celebrate some of television’s best programs and performances,” said Safon. “Every day we focus on the news and information people talk about, and that has included extensive coverage of the Daytime Emmys in the past. This year, we’re very excited to also be carrying the event itself.”

“The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) is very excited to announce that the 2012 Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards will be broadcast live on HLN on Saturday, June 23, from The Beverly Hilton hotel, in Beverly Hills, California,” said Wienges, Chairman of NATAS. “Working with the show's producer, Gabriel Gornell of LocoDistro, we are preparing a new, fresh, creative show that will honor all the genres that make Daytime Television part of our daily lives. These shows include Daytime Dramas, Children’s and Animation Programming, Game Shows, Courtroom, Talk, Culinary, and the Morning Shows.”

Wienges also noted that with Barbara Walters presenting Bill Geddie, Executive Producer of THE VIEW and the “Barbara Walters Specials” with the 2012 Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award, “this will be one of the most exciting Daytime Emmy® broadcasts in years!”

This year’s presentation will feature thoughtful and celebratory tributes to beloved shows that recently have finished their run, including ALL MY CHILDREN (nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series”) and ONE LIFE TO LIVE; a look back at the daytime TV landscape through the years juxtaposed with today’s innovative programming lineup and platforms; surprise guests and unusual presenter pairings.

Fan input will be an integral part of the presentation with featured segments on air and online at Presenters and additional program information will be announced within a few weeks. The 39th annual daytime Emmy Awards is produced by LocoDistro; Gabriel Gornell is Chief Creative Officer and the show's producer.

“It's exciting be working with both NATAS and HLN on such an important event as the Daytime Emmy Awards,” said Gornell. “I couldn't have hoped for a better fit with them as creative partners as we pay tribute to some of the very best that entertainment has to offer.”

About HLN
HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day. Drawing upon the network’s deep bench of talent, including Robin Meade, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Ryan Smith, Clark Howard and AJ Hammer, HLN dissects and demystifies the news stories and newsmakers people are talking about., the network’s new digital platform, is the online destination for users to go deeper into the top stories driving the conversation and generating the national buzz.

HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.

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  1. Um...maybe i'm really out of the loop, but what exactly IS HLN? What does that stand for?

  2. HLN stands for Headline News (I believe). It was started by the creators of CNN, so think of it as a spinoff channel of CNN. Whereas CNN is known for more in depth coverage of news stories, Headline News (HLN) is known for its brief and to the point coverage of more popular news events, mainly those which would be featured in the headlines of newspapers and magazines. Its most popular shows are Nancy Grace, a former prosecutor who got her start on TV, co-hosting a show with renowned (now deceased) defense lawyer Johnnie Cochrane. Her show is highlighted by her relentless advocacy of victim's rights cases and she is known for a bullish style. Also, HLN has an Entertainment news show.
    Since I no longer subscribe to cable, I haven't seen this channel in years. Someone can probably tell you more up to date information about it's programming today.
    Kind of a curious choice to have a Cable network hosting an awards show for programs that are predominantly featured on broadcast networks, but perhaps this is the best they can do at this time.
    I still hope, coverage can be streamed somewhere as I heard that there was some sort of partnership with AOL.

  3. HLN used to be the same headline news repeated every 30 minutes. But, like most cable channels, have moved away from their original premise. They are trying to become more of an entertainment destination. This is probably a good fit for them especially with E! moving toward more scripted programs.

  4. I may have read too fast, but what time does it air?