March 7, 2007
KENS 5 Honored With Eight AP Awards
SAN ANTONIO -- KENS 5 outperforms all other San Antonio stations at the 2007 Associated Press Awards, winning an impressive eight awards for excellence in journalism.
"I am so very proud of the excellent performance of this news team," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "Our mission is to provide the very highest standards of journalism to the South Texas community, and our reporters, photographers, producers and editors achieve that goal on a daily basis. It's a great honor to be recognized by Associated Press for their accomplishments."
"The KENS 5 news staff is outstanding in every aspect, providing the most comprehensive, in-depth news coverage in all of South Texas," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "Our viewers recognize that our top ratings are proof of that. To be recognized by our peers at Associated Press with 8 of these prestigious awards is the icing on our cake."
The KENS 5 news staff won the honors for "Best Continuing Coverage" for its ongoing reports on a local "Missing Mother."
KENS 5's Barry Davis won the overall award for Best Reporter.
Sports anchor Bob Ballou picked up the award for Best Sportcast.
The KENS 5 I-Team's Joe Conger, along with photographer Michael Humphries, were awarded "Best Feature/Serious" for their work on "The Dead in Our Midst."
Humphries picked up 3 additional awards. He was honored for his overall work as Best Photojournalism/Individual. He also earned Best Deadline Editing/General News for "They Told Me the House Was on Fire," and received an honorable mention in the same category for his work on "My Angels Saved Me."
And the KENS 5 news photography staff was honored collectively for Best Photojournalism/Station.
For more information contact Director of Creative Services Allen Lansing 210-377-8734 .
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