Elizabeth Smart is an Emmy nominee — the Daytime Emmy Awards, that is.
The Utahn has been nominated for her work as a special correspondent on the syndicated series “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.”
“Can’t believe this just happened!!!” Smart posted on Instagram along with a picture of the certificate from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Smart has appeared on the show several times, recounting her 2002 kidnapping ordeal and relating it to contemporary kidnappings. “Crime Watch Daily” airs weekdays at 2 p.m. on KSTU-Ch. 13 in Utah.
The nomination caps a big TV year for Smart — she was a producer of the TV movie “I Am Elizabeth Smart” on Lifetime and was interviewed extensively for the two-part “Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography” on A&E, which both aired in November.
“Crime Watch Daily” was created by executive producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, who was the news director at KSTU-Ch. 13 in Salt Lake City from 1991-93.
The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 29, in Pasadena, Calif. No broadcast or cable channel plans to carry the event; the 2017 awards were streamed live on Facebook and Periscope.