Elaine Ko’s ‘Modern Family’ Wins Another Emmy

September 23, 2013

By Eun Sun Ha

ABC-TV’s popular sitcom ‘Modern Family,’ with Korean-American Elaine Ko as its supervising producer, won the Emmy for the best comedy series for the fourth straight year.

Cast and crew from "Modern Family" pose with their Emmy for outstanding comedy series  backstage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards . Fourth from right is the  supervising producer Elaine Ko. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

Cast and crew from “Modern Family” pose with their Emmy for outstanding comedy series backstage at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards . Fourth from right is the supervising producer Elaine Ko. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in American primetime television programming from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2013, were held on Sunday, September 22, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Ko’s work did not go unrecognized. The former staff writer, producer, and executive story editor kept up tradition, as she came away with another trophy for the show after being promoted to supervising producer with a two-year contract extension last June.

Ko, represented by UTA, one of the four major agencies in Hollywood, is a daughter of a poet, and majored in history at UC-Berkeley. She then went on to work as a staff writer on the TV series ‘Back to You,’ ‘Do Not Disturb,’ and ‘Family Guy.’

She joined ‘Modern Family’ during it’s second season as a staff writer and quickly rose through the ranks. She also received a Writers Guild of America Award earlier this year – for the ‘Modern Family’ episode she wrote titled, “Virgin Territory.”

 

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