KMIZ, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., took home six first-place honors at the annual MBA convention last weekend in Branson. “It is gratifying to be recognized by our peers but more importantly knowing our newscasts make a positive impact on people’s lives in Mid-Missouri,” said Curtis Hancock, KMIZ’s news director.
KMIZ, the ABC affiliate in Columbia, Mo., owned by the News-Press & Gazette Co., took home six first-place honors at the annual Missouri Broadcasters Association (MBA) convention last weekend in Branson, including the Complete Newscast award, honoring the best newscast in the state.
The winning newscast, ABC 17 News at 6:00, aired Feb. 15 and featured comprehensive coverage of that afternoon’s snow storm.
Here are KMIZ’s other first-place award winners:
Best News Anchor, Ashley Strohmier
Breaking News, Gov. Eric Gretiens’ Resignation
Breaking Weather Coverage Event, Winter Storm, 2019
Documentary/Public Affairs/Special Program, State Capitol in Crisis
Station Sponsored Community Event, Safe Kids Day
“I’m extremely proud of the work our news team does every day covering Mid-Missouri. It is
gratifying to be recognized by our peers but more importantly knowing our newscasts make a
positive impact on people’s lives in Mid-Missouri,” said Curtis Hancock, KMIZ’s news director.
“The volume of awards this year speaks to the commitment of our owners,” said Curtis Varns, general manager at The Networks of Mid-Missouri.
“The nearly 40 hours of news we produce each week along with our constant presence online and on mobile speaks to the investment our family-owned company has made in Mid-Missouri. I’m proud to bring the audience a worthwhile product that fills some of their fundamental needs for news and weather information.”
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