September 24, 2008
KENS Television Nominated for a Record 17 Emmy Awards
KENS 5 has been nominated for 17 awards for excellence in broadcasting at the National Television Academy's 2008 Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter -- including Overall Station Excellence, Best Evening Newscast, Best Morning Newscast, and Best Weather Talent.
"I am very proud of this station's continuing accomplishments," said KENS President and General Manager Bob McGann. "We strive to provide this community with the very best in television news and community service every day and to be recognized by our peers with 17 nominations for these prestigious awards is really quite an honor."
KENS 5 was selected for the top awards honor, receiving the nomination for Overall Station Excellence in the state of Texas.
KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 5 was nominated in the Best Evening Newscast category and KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning was nominated for Best Morning Newscast.
"As South Texas' news leader, KENS 5 has made it our mission to bring our viewers the very best in news coverage, investigative journalism, weather and information," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "We are very honored that our efforts have received such outstanding accolades."
KENS 5's Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor was nominated for Best Weathercast, and Meteorologist Paul Mireles received the nomination for Best On-Camera Weather Talent.
Veteran KENS 5 Anchor Chris Marrou along with Photographer/Editor Michael Humphries and Producer LaQunta Dixon were selected in the category Best Environment News Story for their work on "Green Burials."
KENS 5's Deborah Knapp, along with Photographer/Editor Larry Burns, were nominated for Best Human Interest News Story for their piece on "Something Magical in Her Heart."
KENS 5 Anchor/Reporter Barry Davis along with Photographer/Editor Michael Humphries won the nomination for Best Business/Consumer News Story for their work in "Hydrogen or Hype."
KENS 5's Marvin Hurst won the nomination for Best On-Camera Reporter in the category of Features-Human Interest.
KENS 5's Brian New along with Photographer/Editor Michael Humphries were nominated for Best Politics/Government News Feature for their work in "Fly the Subsidized Skies."
The KENS 5 I-Team was nominated twice for "Best Investigative Report" both for "Elevator Danger" and for "Sex Offenders."
The KENS 5 news staff was nominated collectively for Best Breaking News for their live coverage of "Killed in the Line of Duty."
Photographer Michael Humphries also picked up a third nomination for Best News Photographer/Within 24 Hours for his work in "Field of View."
The KENS 5 Promotions Department picked up 3 nominations. Writer/Producer Maura Doyle, Editor Robert Sico and Graphic Artist Kyle Schaub Contreras were chosen for their promotional spot for "Green Burial."
KENS 5 also received 2 nominations in the Best Sports Program Promotion category, both for Spurs game promos. Writer/Producer Jeff Anastasio and Graphic Artist Kyle Schaub Contreras were nominated for their work in "Spurs: Grannies Gone Wild."
Promotions Writer/Producer/Director Matthew Cockrell, along with Editor Robert Sico and Jeff Anastasio as Graphic Artist, won a nomination for their spot, "Spurs You Gotta Watch!"
For more information contact Allen Lansing Director of Creative Services KENS TV @ 210-377-8734
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