KBTX Accepts Awards from the Associated Press

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KBTX's news division was proud to accept a number of accolades at the annual Texas Associated Press Broadcasters' awards ceremony, held Saturday night in Austin.

KBTX General Manager Mike Wright, News Director Mike George, Chief Photojournalist Jordan Meserole and reporters Steve Fullhart, Kristen Ross and Ashlea Sigman were on hand at the Headliners Club to receive the honors.

In all, News 3 earned 13 nods from TAPB, including four First Place awards:


KBTX:  Honorable Mention, Best Newscast:
-News 3 at 6: Joe Brown, Crystal Galny

KBTX:  Honorable Mention,Best Spot Coverage:
-Hurricane Ike

KBTX:  Honorable Mention-Best Spot Coverage-Individual:
-Kristen Ross, “Hurricane Dolly”

KBTX:  Honorable Mention-Best Photojournalism/Individual:
-Jordan Meserole

KBTX:  Honorable Mention-Best Website-

KBTX:  Honorable Mention-Best Feature Editing:
-Jordan Meserole & Joe Brown, “Medal of Honor”

KBTX:  2nd Place-Best Photojournalism Overall

KBTX:  2nd Place-Best Documentary or Special:
– “Aggie Game Day”

KBTX:  2nd Place-Best Feature Editing:
Jordan Meserole/Bob French, “Back to Boliver”

KBTX:  1st Place-Best Spot Story/Individual:
-Ashlea Sigman & Matt Craig, “Caldwell Plane Crash”

KBTX:  1st Place-Best General Assignment:
-Ashlea Sigman, “Political Gun Run”

KBTX:  1st Place-Best Online/Special Content:
“Romei Trial” (No 2nd)

KBTX:  1st Place-Best Reporter:
Steve Fullhart (2nd place-El Paso Reporter)

KBTX: 13-Awards for Excellence in Journalism

13-Awards: 4-1st Place; 3-2nd Place; 6-Honorable Mentions

News 3 was among the most honored stations in the state. KBTX competes in Division 3, which consists of the next biggest television markets outside of the state's four biggest metro areas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin). Stations based in about a dozen Texas cities can compete in Division 3. There are four divisions in all.

KBTX would also like to congratulate our sister station, KWTX, which received four honors from TAPB. Congratulations also go to fellow CBS affiliate KHOU out of Houston, which was also one of the most honored television stations in the state.

Local radio station WTAW was also a big winner Saturday night. Our congratulations to them for pulling in the most honors of any radio station in Texas.

More information about the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters organization can be found by clicking the link below this story.