28 Apr Tribune Broadcasting and Tribune Studios Congratulate Craig Ferguson on His First Daytime Emmy Award
Craig Ferguson Wins Outstanding Talk Show Host for “Celebrity Name Game” at the 42nd Annual Daytime Awards
Tribune Broadcasting and Tribune Studios congratulate Craig Ferguson, host of the popular, nationally syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” on his first Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Ferguson received the honor at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA on Sunday, April 26. Produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, “Celebrity Name Game” is distributed by Debmar-Mercury and co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury, with participation by Tribune Studios. Scott St. John is the show’s Executive Producer. “Celebrity Name Game” airs on Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated stations across the U.S.
Matt Cherniss, President, WGN America and Tribune Studios, said, “Craig is a one-of-a-kind comedy genius and outstanding host, and we congratulate him and the entire creative team on this momentous Emmy win for ‘Celebrity Name Game.’”
Larry Wert, President, Tribune Broadcasting, added, “We congratulate Craig on his Emmy Award for ‘Celebrity Name Game,’ an incredible accomplishment in the first season. This award confirms what we already know, Craig is truly an ‘Outstanding Game Show Host.’”
In its first season, which premiered last fall, “Celebrity Name Game” is the second-highest rated new daily series in the key demo of women 25-54 and continues to show steady growth in households.
“Celebrity Name Game” is a game show that features celebrities and everyday people teaming up to identify the names of famous people, ranging from actors and athletes to fictional characters.
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Rita Cooper Lee
Senior Vice President, Communications
WGN America and Tribune Studios