Tue, September 02, 2008 by Amanda Broyles

(Kansas City, Missouri)- KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s NBC Action News Station, announced that NBC Action News at 10 p.m. has been awarded Best Prime Newscast by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. The award honors excellence for stations broadcasting in the state of Kansas and was judged by member stations of the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Rick Iler, News Director at NBC Action News said, "I’m excited for the staff at NBC Action News. They work very hard to provide excellent coverage to the Kansas City viewers. We appreciate the recognition."

In addition to the Best Prime Newscast award, NBC Action News was honored in six other categories. NBC Action News scored four first place awards, more than any other Kansas City television station. Other first place award winners include:

Best Weathercast- NBC Action Weather Plus Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak

Best Single Topic Event News Coverage- May 2, 2008 storm coverage

In-Depth Reporting- Room Disservice news story

KSHB-TV also received awards in News Feature Story, Station Promotion Campaign and Station Promotion Announcement.

Craig Allison, Vice President and General Manager of KSHB-TV and KMCI-TV said, "This is great news for NBC Action News. We always appreciate getting positive feedback from our viewers regarding our product but to receive this recognition from our broadcasting peers is very special."

In all, KSHB-TV won seven awards. The NBC Action News team will receive their honors at the Monday, October 13, 2008 KAB awards banquet.

About Scripps

The E. W. Scripps Company (www.scripps.com) is a diverse, 130-year-old media enterprise with interests in broadcast television stations, newspaper publishing, and licensing and syndication. The company's portfolio of locally focused media properties includes: 10 broadcast TV stations, with six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; daily and community newspapers in 15 markets and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service; and United Media, the licensor and syndicator of Peanuts, Dilbert and approximately 150 other features and comics.