Kansas City’s NBC Action News Station, KSHB-TV, Honored with Emmy Award for Overall Excellence in Television News

Mon, October 06, 2008 by Amanda Broyles

(Kansas City, Missouri) – The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Art and Sciences (NATAS) has recognized NBC Action News, KSHB-TV, with more Emmy Awards than any other Kansas City television station. NBC Action News received the top honor in the entire seven-state region for Overall News Excellence in Television News. The awards ceremony took place Saturday, October 4, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to the Emmy for Overall News Excellence, NBC Action News was honored for outstanding work in four other top categories. Additional Emmy’s include: Best Evening Newscast-10pm, Best Weathercast- Gary Lezak, Best Photographer- Katrina McCann and Best News Image Spot-Promotional writing. In all, NBC Action News took home five Emmy Awards.

Rick Iler, News Director at NBC Action News said, "Winning the Best Evening Newscast and Overall News Excellence Emmy’s is a big accomplishment when you look at the stations that we were up against. Over the last year we have been working hard to raise the bar and I am very proud of my staff for all their hard work. We are so excited for Gary Lezak. Winning the Best Weathercast Emmy continues to show why he is the weather leader in Kansas City."

Craig Allison, Vice President and General Manager of KSHB-TV and KMCI-TV said, "These Emmy’s represent exceptional work by everyone at KSHB-TV. By winning Best Evening Newscast a second year in a row, it’s clear that both viewers and our peers are acknowledging the significant strides NBC Action News has made."

The Emmy Awards are created to recognize excellence in television. Emmy nominees are selected annually by a committee of peers in the industry, which are members of a different NATAS Chapter. Areas of recognition include Community Service and PSA Emmy Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, News and Documentary Awards, Scientific and Technological Advancement Emmy Awards, and Sports Emmy Awards.


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