March 11, 2010

KENS 5 Takes 20 AP Awards

KENS 5 has received 20 awards for excellence in broadcasting, including Best Newscast, from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

"I am very proud of the outstanding work that we do on an everyday basis, said KENS 5 President and General Manager Bob McGann. "It's terrific to see this recognition for our work from the Texas AP Broadcasters."

"To be nominated for an Associated Press award is always an honor, but to win 20 of them is really an incredible achievement," said KENS 5 Executive News Director Kurt Davis. "I am so proud of the KENS 5 news team and our continuing efforts to bring this community the very best in local news coverage."

KENS 5 Eyewitness News at 10 was awarded first place in division 2 for Best Newscast in Texas.

Chief Meteorologist Bill Taylor won first place in the Best Weathercast category.

Sportcaster Joe Reinagel picked up an Honorable Mention for Best Sportscast.

KENS 5 Eyewitness News This Morning, anchored by Fred Lozano, Vicki Buffolino, Paul Mireles and Kelly Patterson, won the Honorable Mention for Best Morning Newscast.

Barry Davis, anchor of KENS 5's Sunday morning newscast, was chosen as Best News Anchor/Team.

Davis also won first place in the Best Specialty/Beat Reporting category for "Eyewitness Wants to Know."

Davis additionally took first place for Best Interview for his "Questioning the Congressman."

KENS 5 investigative journalist Brian New won first place for Best Reporter.

The KENS 5 I-Team's Joe Conger along with photographer Michael Humphries won first place in the Best Feature/Serious category, for their report "Radium in Paradise."

Humphries and the I-Team's Brian New picked up the Honorable Mention in the same category for "Between the Fence and a Hard Place."

The KENS 5 I-Team took the top two awards in the "Best Investigative" category - New, Humphries and photographer Larry Burns were chosen for first place for "Tied to Towing."

Christopher Heath, Burns and photographer Ken Huizar won second place in the same category for "New Car Dangers."

Deborah Knapp and Humphries won second place honors in the Best Feature/Light category for their story "Skateboards for the Lord."

KENS 5 won Best Spot Story/Individual for "Shady Springs Fire."

KENS 5's photographer staff won a collective first place award for "Best Photojournalism/Station."

Humphries also won top honors in Editing, taking both first and second place awards in Best Deadline Editing/General News, as well as both the first and second place awards in Best Feature Editing.

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KENS-TV is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at or by contacting Allen Lansing, Director of Creative Services, KENS-TV at 210-377-8734.