NEWSROOM Actress Margaret Judson to Host 37th Annual Mid-America EMMY Awards

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Mid-America announced today that actress Margaret Judson, one of the cast members of HBO's critically-acclaimed drama "The Newsroom," will host the 37th Annual EMMY Awards Gala. This year, the EMMY Gala returns to St. Louis and will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in the Majestic Ballroom of the Renaissance Grand Hotel.

Judson stars alongside Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterson and Emily Mortimer in the freshman HBO show from Executive Producer Aaron Sorkin. She plays associate producer Tess Westin. Judson was hand-picked by Sorkin for the role, her first as an actress. Judson consulted with Sorkin on research for the pilot and the first season of the series. She began her career in broadcasting at NBC where she started as a Page and worked with BrIan Williams, Lorne Michaels and Jimmy Fallon. Before leaving for HBO, Judson was a research assistant at MSNBC working with Keith Olbermann on the news show "Countdown."

"It is an honor to have an actress with Margaret Judson's credentials as our host this fall," said NATAS Mid-America Chapter President Angie Weidinger. "Her experience from one of the largest cable newsrooms in the world to the set of a hit TV drama is incredibly unique. She will add a dynamic perspective to this year's gala."

More On: Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterson, Emily Mortimer, HBO, Aaron Sorkin, NBC, BrIan Williams, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, MSNBC.

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