Tue, August 26, 2008 by Amanda Broyles, Publicity Coordinator

(Kansas City, Missouri)- The St. Louis/Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s NBC Action News Station, with eleven Emmy nominations. The nominees were revealed during an evening reception Thursday, August 21st.

NBC Action News received nine nominations, more than any other Kansas City television station, in the following news categories:


Overall News ExcellenceNewscast evening- NBC Action News at 10p.m., Weathercast-NBC Action Weather Plus Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak, On Camera Talent/Weather- NBC Action Weather Plus Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak, General Assignment Report- NBC Action News Reporter Mike Marusarz, Business/Consumer Report- NBC Action News Anchor Mark Clegg, Religion Report- Call For Action Reporter Jenn Strathman, Photographer/News – No Time Limit and News Editor – No Time Limit

"I am very proud of our Emmy nominations.  The fact that Gary Lezak was nominated for Best Weathercast and Best Weather Anchor supports what we have believed for a long time, that Gary is the weather leader in Kansas City.  After a year of working very hard to change the types of stories we do I was excited to see our station nominated for Overall News Excellence." In addition to these nominations, the NBC Action News Promotion Department earned two nominations. 

Local Emmy winners will be announced on Saturday, October 4, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.


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