Simon Cowell To Receive International Emmy
Posted on Mon Mar 29, 2010 09:29 AM PDT

cowellpic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - American Idol judge Simon Cowell will be given the 2010 International Emmy Founders Award for his extensive work in the television industry.

Not only does Cowell serve as judge on AI, but he's also known for his work on America's Got Talent and X Factor. His shows are currently seen in some 70 countries worldwide.

The 50-year-old has said that he's "delighted" to receive the award and has been "very lucky to be able to make shows that I love."

Previous International Emmy Founders Award recepients have included Oprah Winfrey and Sir David Frost. The New York gala will take place on November 22.