June 10, 2003
KMOV wins 14 Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards
St. Louis, MO --KMOV was honored with 14 awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association including 8 first-place awards. KMOV won more awards than any other station at the ceremony, including Best Weathercast and Complete Newscast.
Besides Best Weathercast with Chief Meteorologist Kent Ehrhardt and Complete Newscast by Producer Joe Poelker, KMOV won first-place awards in Sports, News Series and Investigative Reporting. In the Sports category, KMOV Channel 4's Steve Savard and Tim Klutsarits took top prize with "The Cardinals - A Team to Remember." Jamie Allman, Steve Harris and Gary Womack won for News Series with "Travel Expenses," and Craig Cheatham and Mark Hadler won for Investigative Reporting with "La Oroya City of Lead." KMOV also won a Certificate of Merit for both News Series and Investigative Reporting.
KMOV Channel 4's other awards included a Certificate of Merit for Spot News and both First Place and Certificate of Merit awards in the categories of Promotion, Public Service Announcement/Campaign and Commercial Announcement.
"I am proud that my staff has received such overwhelming accolades from their peers," stated Allan Cohen, President and General Manager of KMOV-TV.
"Our strong showing at the Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards underscores the dedication of everyone here to provide a quality product that continues to show unprecedented ratings growth."
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