June 24, 2008
KENS 5 Wins Big Honors at Lone Star Awards
KENS 5 earned four prestigious news honors -- more than any other San Antonio television station -- at the 2008 Lone Star Awards, presented by the Houston Press Club.
KENS 5 Photographer Michael Humphries was named Television Photojournalist of the Year. Humphries has earned an impressive array of Emmy and Associated Press awards for his work.
KENS 5 Photographer Patricia Norman won first place in the "Editing" competition, cited for her visual creativity in the piece "Taking on Taggers."
Veteran KENS 5 anchor Chris Marrou, along with photographer Chris Day, won third place in the "Soft News Feature" category for their teamwork on the report titled "Hottest Chili Pepper."
And the KENS 5 entire news staff was honored, winning third place in the "Hard News Feature" category for KENS 5's live team coverage of the "Dangling Driver."
"Once again, members of the KENS 5 Eyewitness news team have been recognized by our peers in the industry as the very best in Texas," said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "The viewers have already chosen KENS 5 as South Texas' number one news source, but to be recognized for excellence by our colleagues is a very great honor."
"This news team continues to perform at an outstanding level every single day," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "Whether they're covering spot news and breaking stories or producing special in-depth reports, our team is dedicated to serving this community the very best in journalism and the highest standards of excellence."
For more information contact Allen Lansing Director of creative services KENS-TV 210-377-8734
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