October 24, 2006
KENS 5 Wins 4 Emmy Awards
San Antonio -- KENS 5 won four awards for excellence in broadcasting at the National Television Academy's 2006 Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter, held Saturday in Houston.
"We are deeply honored to be recognized by our peers with such prestigious awards. The Emmy is among the industry's greatest honors," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "As San Antonio's news leader, KENS 5 is committed to serving this community with the highest standards of journalism. To receive this kind of recognition for our efforts is a tremendous reward."
"To be nominated for an Emmy is a great accomplishment in itself, but to actually win the awards for best newscast and best feature report is really an outstanding achievement," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "I am so proud of the performance of this phenomenal group of news professionals, and the KENS 5 news team will continue to strive for excellence in our mission to keep this community informed."
"KENS 5 is really setting the standard for South Texas television, said KENS 5 Director of Creative Services Allen Lansing. "I am so proud of this team. When you consider that we are competing with much larger television markets like Houston and Dallas, who possess far greater staff and resources, you really have to respect the incredible level of excellence that's consistently coming out of KENS 5."
KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 10 was selected Best Evening Newscast, Markets 26-60. The broadcast featured special team reports on a night of severe weather striking San Antonio.
KENS 5 Anchor Sarah Lucero, along with Photographers Sue Calberg and Meagan Harris, and editor Larry Burns, were honored with the Emmy in the category of Outstanding Feature Report for the story "Women Behind Bars," a 2-part series on female prisoners at the Bexar County Jail.
KENS 5 Promotions Executive Producer Maura Doyle, along with Commercial Producer/Editor Fred Fechter and Graphic Artist Chris Burgess, won the Emmy for excellence in the category of Promotion/News Spot Announcement. They were chosen for their work on "Skin Crawler," a promotion for KENS 5's report about Morgellons disease, a mysterious skin ailment spreading among South Texans.
Doyle and Fechter won a second Emmy, along with Art Director Kyle Schaub Contreras, in the category of best Promotion/News Spot Announcement (Same Day) for their work on "Lady Killer," a spot promoting KENS 5's report about a serial killer targeting elderly women in Mexico.
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