Karleen Leveille Wins National Emmy Award
Television Producer Karleen Leveille won an Emmy® Award at the 41ST Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The winners were announced via a live-streamed ceremony on September 21, hosted by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Karleen won under the Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis category for her work on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s series "Black Women OWN the Conversation.” This award is given to broadcasts devoted solely to discussion and analysis as well as broadcasts that feature discussion and analysis as a primary element of their regular programming.
“It is an honor to be recognized with an award from your industry peers,” said Karleen. “I am even more proud to win for a program that celebrates the rich history, voices, and diversity of women of color. I am truly grateful to the 100 Black women who I had the chance to interact with and the exceptional panelists that helped bring these conversations to life including Angela Rye, Nadine Burke Harris, and Stacy Abrams.”
This is Karleen’s first award in this category. In the past five years, Karleen has been recognized for several awards and accomplishments including the 2018 Cynopsis Media - Game Changer Award. She broke barriers in her industry by becoming the first woman, as well as the first of color, to direct Fandango’s coverage of Comic Con in 2017. As a marketing advertising savant and executive, she’s overseen campaigns and experiential events for Google, Spectrum, Verizon, and Politico.