Awards

New Vision Television stations not only operate with top talent, but are recognized for their excellence, becoming newsmakers in the process.

KOIN-CBS

KOIN

KOIN LOCAL 6 News continues a strong tradition of journalistic excellence with honors from the industry’s most important awards. The Portland, Oregon CBS Affiliate was honored in six of the most competitive categories at the 2010 Associated Press Awards, including two first place finishes in the “Hard Feature” category for “Wrongly Accused” and “From the Front Lines”. KOIN took home honors of 2nd Place in the Best Website category, as well as a series of 3rd place finishes by KOIN LOCAL 6 investigative reporter Amy Frazier. Frazier’s most notable winner was in the investigative category for the feature “Brazilian Blowout” about the harmful effects of a popular hair treatment of the same name. Frazier broke the story on KOIN LOCAL 6 and it went on to gain international recognition as news organizations around the globe exposed the issue. KOIN LOCAL 6 continues to impress the Oregon Association of Broadcasters and took a big win for Best Television Station Website in 2010, as well as Best News Story for “Miracle Man” and Best Sports Story for “Tween Athlete”. Through the years, KOIN LOCAL 6 is the only station in Portland to feature two and a half straight hours of local news in the evenings beginning at 4pm. KOIN LOCAL 6 is home to Portland’s number one newscasts at noon and 11pm. The station recently added a 4pm newscast that is ranked number one in key rating demographics after just two short months on the air. KOIN LOCAL 6 has received numerous awards for news and marketing excellence, including Associated Press, Emmy, Telly, BDA, NPPA and OAB Awards. 

WIAT-CBS 42

WIAT

WIAT - CBS 42 has achieved tremendous growth over the past decade and is now a market leader in news, weather, sports and entertainment programming. In addition to the amazing growth, CBS 42 has been recognized on a local and national level time and again for the pursuit of excellence by such prestigious organizations as the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA), the Associated Press (AP) and the Alabama Broadcasters Association (ABA). A few of the honors bestowed upon WIAT have included: Alabama Television Station of the Year, Best Newscast, Best Website, Best Anchor, Best Meteorologist, Best Sports Anchor, Best Reporter, Best News Documentary, Best Station Promotion, Best Commercial Production, Best Public Service Announcement and in 2010 WIAT was awarded the coveted RTDNA/Unity Award for its commitment to achieving diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of America.

KSNW

KSNW

KSN Television has a long history of award-winning news and community affairs coverage. To date, the station and its dedicated staff have received 18 Heartland Emmy awards. KSNW and its four satellite stations throughout Kansas have received more than 30 Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards in the past 10 years for news, promotion and commercial production. And in 2008 was named Kansas Large Market Station of the Year. In 2011, KSN won first place awards in the following categories: severe weather coverage, in-depth reporting, website design and special programs for a tribute to local veterans. KSN’s community efforts include providing custom weather forecasts and event promotion for Wichita’s annual Riverfest and producing a telethon to raise money for InterFaith Ministries’ Operation Holiday, an outreach program to help underprivileged families during the holidays. KSN also provides major promotion and support for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Kansas Humane Society.  

KHON

KHON

KHON2 – Hawaii’s News Leader (FOX and The CW affiliate) continued its award-winning performance in 2011, and has been the number-one news station in Hawaii for 20+ years. In June 2011, KHON2 reporters and videographers took home eleven awards for journalism excellence at the Society of Professional Journalism – Hawaii Chapter. In May 2011, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated KHON2 News for three Emmy Awards nominations. In April 2011, KHON2 News was awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Associations for Excellence in Video Breaking News Coverage of the 2010 tsunami warning that was issued to the state of Hawaii following an 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile in February 2010. This was not the first Edward R. Murrow awarded to KHON2. In 2010, KHON2 News won two Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards for a video news series, “Seaweed Scam” and a video news documentary, “Hawaii’s Saint Damien: A Journey of Sacrifice.” In 2007, KHON2 reporter Gina Mangieri won the Hawaii Medical Association's Medical Reporter of the Year. In 2006 KHON2 won an Excellence in Journalism Award in the Edward R. Murrow Regional awards. In reader’s polls conducted by the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star Bulletin, KHON2 has won multiple times as Hawaii's favorite newscast, news team and for individual newscasters.  

WJCL ABC 22

WJCL

WJCL has been broadcasting to the Savannah, GA community since 1970. After being the first station in Savannah to broadcast in stereo, in color, and the first station with live remote equipment, WJCL was awarded by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters the Television Station of the Year Award in 1985. WJCL has also been recognized with numerous ADDY and TELLY awards for commercial spot production and promotion. WJCL’s dedication to the community has been widely recognized and in 2009 the station received both Buy Local’s Business Advocate of the Year award as well as Goodwill’s 2009/2010 TV Partner of the Year award.

WKBN/WYFX-CBS/FOX

WKBN / WYFX

WKBN-TV is an icon in the Mahoning Valley, with a rich history of accomplishment, innovation, and public service. WKBN by itself provides more local news to viewers than any other station in the Youngstown, Ohio market. Add to that the additional newscasts that the journalists of NVT Youngstown produce for both the FOX and ABC affiliates, and there are over 8 ½ hours of unique, local newscasts being generated each weekday. The newsroom annually hauls in a heavy load of awards, including a first and second place Ohio Excellence in Journalism in 2009, Best Sports Operation by AP in 2009 and 2010. First Place in Spot News also by AP in 2008, and an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2007 and 2010. In 2010, The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists awarded NVT of Youngstown three First Place Awards for reporting and voted local reporter Peggy Sinkovich, “Media Person of the Year”. Showing the breadth and expertise of news content dissemination, the WKBN.com website was voted “Ohio’s Best” by the Associated Press for 2010. WKBN-TV and its sister stations were the first to bring Youngstown viewers high-definition local news, continuing the long tradition of leadership in technology and service.

KSNT KTMJ

KSNT / KTMJ

KSNT is celebrating 41 years of serving viewers in Northeast Kansas as an NBC affiliate. In September 2008, 43 KTMJ, Northeast Kansas’ FOX affiliate was purchased and relocated under KSNT’s roof – creating a strong dual NBC/FOX station. After July 2011, KSNT and KTMJ entered into an LMA with PBC broadcasting and the ABC affiliate, KTKA 49, along with the Northeast Kansas CW and Weather 24/7. KSNT/KTMJ’s KAB award winning ’27 News’, and KTKA’s KAB and Edward R. Murrow award winning ’49 News’ were combined to create Kansas First News. Kansas First News produces seven hours of news programming a day for the three stations. Kansas First News is committed to providing its viewers with complete local coverage - delivering comprehensive news, weather and sports coverage from start to finish. Kansas First News is proud to sponsor several community events, such as Night of Wine and Roses (American Cancer Society), Blarney Breakfast (Capper Foundation) Great Topeka Duck Race (Sertoma Clubs), Project Topeka, and Winter Wonderland (TARC), Works of Heart for the Family Services and Guidance Center – and doubled the turnout for Big Brothers and Sisters’ Harley Ride. In 2011, the stations received public recognition for their work with TARC, Sertoma Clubs, and helped the Capper Foundation have their most successful charity event to date. In addition, the on-air personalities are often recognized in the local newspaper's annual "Best of Topeka" section.

KIMT

KIMT

Since 1954, television audiences in north Iowa and southern Minnesota have counted on KIMT, a CBS affiliate, for their news, weather and sports information. As the first station in the area broadcasting news in high definition, KIMT leads the market with four and a half hours of locally produced news each day, including First at Four, the only 4PM Newscast in the market. KIMT also produces the only local morning newscast on a second digital channel, on My 3.2 each weekday. KIMT has a rich history of accomplishment, and being the recipient of many awards. The honors include a Stanley Award in 2002, a Regional Emmy in 2004, multiple Northwest Broadcast News Association honors and 27 Iowa Broadcast News Association awards. These include honors for newscasts, reports and, overall station excellence in 2008. KIMT’s weather team was recognized in 2008 by the National Weather Service for Excellence in Weather Coverage of EF5 tornado and extensive flooding. Since 2009, KIMT has been honored with an additional 19 Iowa Broadcaster News Association awards including Best Newscast for Evening News, Excellence in Anchoring and Excellence in Reporting. KIMT also received a regional NBNA first-place Eric Sevareid Sports award. Most recently, KIMT was honored to receive a Regional Emmy® Award for Best Daytime newscast, Market +141, in the five state area of the upper Midwest. KIMT’s early morning breaking news coverage of the aftermath of the 2010 tornadoes that impacted north Iowa and southern Minnesota earned this very coveted honor.