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CNN’s Lou Dobbs, Drew Griffin win Emmy Awards for Business Reporting


December 01, 2005, The National Television Academy today awarded CNN two Business and Financial News Emmys: a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for anchor Lou Dobbs and an investigative reporting Emmy for investigative correspondent Drew Griffin and producer Pia Malbran for their reports about fires allegedly caused by some Ford trucks.

The academy presented the awards for the best business and financial reporting in 2005 during its third annual ceremony held today at Bloomberg’s New York City headquarters.

The lifetime achievement award recognizes Dobbs for the creation of Lou Dobbs Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight, two of the most prestigious news programs on television; the launch of CNNfn; and his coverage of some of the most important financial topics over the past quarter century, including jobs, immigration and the global economy. Lou Dobbs Tonight last year won a business Emmy in the category of Outstanding Extended Coverage of a Business Story for “Exporting America,” the program’s continuing series on outsourcing.

Griffin and Malbran earned an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business News Story – Regularly Scheduled Newscast. In an early report, Griffin interviewed Earl Mohlis, an Iowa man who filed a wrongful death against Ford after his wife died in a fire allegedly caused by their Ford F-150 pickup truck. Griffin continued to investigate and report on the story of why Ford delayed recalling vehicles with a reportedly faulty cruise control device even after the National Highway Traffic Safety Association had launched 4 separate investigations and had more than 650 reports of Ford vehicles bursting into flames. Those follow-up reports aired on Paula Zahn Now.

CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 14 cable and satellite television networks; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; six Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; and CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service.


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