The Wikipedia page for John Tesh lists him as having won 6 Emmy's and an "AP award for investigative journalism". This claim is repeated on numerous sites. I cannot find a primary source for any of these claims though. Respectable outlets repeat the claim that he was won an Emmy, e.g. for his score for the 1987 Tour de France. Searching through the Emmy archives in the years around 1987 don't surface this award though. Can anyone find any primary references for any of these awards?

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    For supposedly being a major award, it seems very hard to find a complete list of Sports Emmy winners for 1987. The Emmy site itself doesn't seem to have it. Mar 19, 2023 at 1:01
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    @F1Krazy I would say no...one could imagine a desire to embellish on his own website. Mar 19, 2023 at 1:15
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    @PhysicalMathematics it’s not a primary reference simply because John Tesh is not the person who decides who wins an Emmy. His self-report of having won an Emmy is therefore a secondary reference. That would be true even if he were reporting on someone else winning an Emmy. (And the fact that he’s reporting on himself means it’s not a credible reference from the point of view of a skeptic, which I think is what you’re trying to say.)
    – Dan Romik
    Mar 19, 2023 at 3:46
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    Funnily enough, AP's reporting on Tesh doesn't mention the AP award apnews.com/article/d42d1b403ce8475a8d28fe5962c860d1 The only AP award for investigative journalism listed on wikipedia is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Law_Investigative_Reporting_Award but doesn't have a list of winners. Mar 19, 2023 at 8:30
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    Spotify lists some details on the alleged awards (called "music Emmys" by some sources) but the trail runs cold there as far as I found.
    – Laurel
    Mar 20, 2023 at 1:17


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