April 18, 2007
KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 Honored for Overall Excellence by Oregon Associated Press
Portland, OR - KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 won "Overall Excellence" honors in the 2006 Oregon Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. The announcement was made at the Association's banquet in Portland on Saturday.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 captured the title after gathering the most honors in other categories in the 2006 Oregon Associated Press Awards. Those awards were announced last month. NewsChannel 8 captured fourteen awards - more than any other television station in the Portland market.
The overall excellence award tops off Northwest NewsChannel 8's first place wins for breaking news, continuing coverage, hard news, and photography. The number one rated station's journalistic excellence in new media was recognized as well, with kgw.com earning the first place nod for best website.
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