via B. Harlan Boll Public Relations: WOLF BLITZER, NORAH O’DONNELL, and CARLOS WATSON are among those tapped to host the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, which will be streamed live on consecutive nights as two individual ceremonies. Categories for News Programming will be presented Tuesday 9/28 at Watch.TheEmmys.TV, beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT. Categories from Documentaries will be presented Wednesday 9/29, also at Watch.TheEmmys.TV beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — Sept. 22, 2021 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the hosts and presenters for the 42nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, which will take place next week on consecutive nights as two individual ceremonies. Categories honoring Television News Programming will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 28, beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT. Categories honoring Documentaries will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 29, also beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed on the Emmys’ dedicated platform, Watch.TheEmmys.TV, powered by Vimeo.

The News Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 28 will be hosted by various news industry leaders, each of whom will introduce different segments of the show.  The group includes:

WOLF BLITZER – Anchor, CNN, The Situation Room
JUJU CHANG – Co-Anchor, ABC News, Nightline
NORAH O’DONNELL – Anchor & Managing Editor, CBS Evening News
TERESA RODRIQUEZ – Anchor, Univision News
ALZO SLADE – News Correspondent, VICE
STEPHANIE SY – Anchor, PBS NewsHour West
JULIO VAQUEIRO – Anchor, Telemundo, Noticias

The Documentary Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 29 will be hosted by Emmy® Award winner Carlos Watson, host of The Carlos Watson Show and CEO of OZY. “I’m so honored to celebrate the tremendous achievements of these important story-tellers,” said Watson. “We’re in a landscape where documentary content is more essential than it’s ever been and I’m looking forward to hosting what I’m sure will be a must-see show.”

Presenters scheduled to appear  at the Documentary ceremony include these documentary filmmakers:

JUNE CROSS – Documentary Filmmaker & Columbia Journalism School Professor
CJ HUNT – Documentary Filmmaker, The Neutral Ground
SONJA SOHN – Documentary Filmmaker, The Slow Hustle / Actress, Body of Proof and HBO’s The Wire.

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

The 42nd  Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards honors programming content from more than 2200 submissions that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, judged by a pool of 950 peer professionals from across the television and streaming/digital media News & Documentary industry.


Carlos Watson is the co-founder and CEO of OZY, a multi-platform media company that aims to help curious people see a broader and bolder world. As an interviewer, Watson has earned praise for his ability to get high-profile guests to open up about a wide range of topics on camera. Throughout his career he has interviewed everyone from world leaders (such as George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Tony Blair) and leading politicos (such as Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton) to business leaders (such as Bill Gates and Mark Cuban), public intellectuals (Ta-Nehisi Coates and Malcolm Gladwell) and figures from sports and popular culture (including Alex Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell and John Legend).


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.

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