October 20, 2006
KENS 5 Wins 4 SAMY Awards
San Antonio -- KENS 5 was honored with 4 awards for excellence in broadcast media at the 2006 SAMY Awards, sponsored by the San Antonio Media Alliance, a chapter of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT.)
KENS 5's Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor won the SAMY for best TV Broadcast News Personality. "It's just an incredible honor," said Taylor. "This market is amazing, with so many exceptional broadcast news professionals who are all at the very top of their game. I am really overwhelmed at receiving such a tremendous recognition."
KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann was awarded the SAMY for best Television and Cable General Manager. "I am so proud of the entire KENS 5 team, in every position, in every department," said McGann. "This group of broadcast professionals is simply outstanding, and I dedicate this great honor to all the people of KENS 5."
KENS 5 Account Executive Sander Avant won the SAMY for best Television Account Executive. "It's really an incredible experience to be honored by such a esteemed organization. I have had the wonderful fortune to work with the very best in the business, and I want to thank all my colleagues at KENS 5 for their unwavering professionalism, expertise and support."
Erika Grimm, KENS 5's New Business Development Manager, was chosen for the 2006 Silver Award for Excellence -- only the chapter's second recipient of this prestigious award. (The first winner was local broadcasting legend Mary Denman.)
Grimm was honored specifically for her commitment to excellence in the hiring and promoting of women, promoting and helping the broadcast community, directly contributing to the community at large, and making a direct, positive impact on the San Antonio broadcast community.
"I want to thank the great leadership of KENS 5 for giving me the opportunity to build such a fulfilling career in this highly competitive business," said Grimm. "The management team here has been my mentors, and my trusted friends. They gave me the not only the chance, but the confidence I needed to achieve such tremendous personal and professional growth."
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