Guy Who Blackmailed David Letterman Might Get An Emmy, He Learns While In Jail



Nothing like some good news from the outside world to make being behind bars more bearable!David Letterman’s blackmailer, Robert “Joe” Halderman, who is currently serving a 6-month jail sentence, learned today that he has been nominated for an Emmy.

The nomination, which is part of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 31st News and Documentary Emmy Awards, is for his role as Producer on the CBS “48 Hours Mystery” story “American Girl, Italian Nightmare.” It’s nominated in the Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine category. 

As you’ll recall, Halderman pleaded guilty to grand larceny in March after trying to extort Letterman over his affair with a younger female CBS employee.

But don’t let that overshadow the other nominations: PBS is in the lead with 37, followed by CBS with 31, NBC with 17, ABC with 9, CNN 6, CNBC 4, BBC America 2, and MSNBC 1.

TVNewser, which tipped us off to the Halderman news, has the full list, which you can view below:

News 31st Nominees

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