BURBANK—Peter Musurlian, the Station Manager and Senior Producer for The Burbank Channel, received two Los Angeles Area Emmy® nominations, announced on June 30 by John Schaffner, Chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The nominations are Musurlian’s third and fourth over the past decade, and come on the heels of his achievement of winning five Golden Mikes in January at a Universal City awards banquet sponsored by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards, which will be handed-out in North Hollywood on August 6, are given for broadcast achievements produced or solely financed and controlled by the Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems.
One of Musurlian’s nominations is in the category “Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50 percent remote).” It was for his quarterly news and feature program, Burbank Magazine, which Musurlian single-handedly produces, shoots, writes, reports, anchors, and edits.
Burbank Magazine is up against an NBC4 program, LX.TV Open House, as well as the powerhouse KCET program, SoCal Connected, which has a budget 10 times that of Burbank Magazine.
The other nomination is in the category, “Public, Municipal and Operator Produced Cable,” for Musurlian’s mini-documentary called, “Seeing Beyond Borders,” which traced the steps of Burbank Lions Club members, participating in a program that brings free eyeglasses to remote and impoverished areas around the world.
Musurlian also worked solo on that piece, which included shooting video & interviews in Northern California and Chihuahua, Mexico.
Musurlian has been with The Burbank Channel, the City of Burbank’s government access station, since 1998. Prior to that, he spent 8 months in Central Europe, reporting for American Forces Network, as a member the United States Army. In the 1980s, he reported for television stations in Montana, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Musurlian is a graduate of USC’s School of Journalism, and holds master’s degrees from Baylor University, American University and the University of Redlands.
Musurlian is a former ANCA-WR Board Member; a 1983 ABC News intern, as part of the Armenian Assembly Summer Intern Program; and is married to a high school Social Science teacher at AGBU-MDS in Canoga Park.