For the second year, KCCI received first-place awards for Overall Excellence, Best Newscast, Spot News Coverage, Political Coverage and News Photography. “These awards demonstrate our commitment to Central Iowans in every story we tell,” says Allison Smith, KCCI’s news director.
Voters often have to make a decision about who to vote for from short sound bites or the political ads from candidates. That’s why it’s so important to watch a live debate between the candidates to see how they stand on the issues, says a KCCI editorial.
Cynthia Fodor, a journalist with a broadcasting career stretching across four decades and three states, is signing off from KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 1.
KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, is hosting a live debate between the three Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate ahead of Iowa’s primary on June 7.
KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, earned seven awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association at the association’s annual awards banquet on April 18th.
”Everyone’s situation is unique, but no one should feel alone,” says Brian Sather, KCCI’s GM. “Our goal is to connect people with others who want to help.”
Tonight, KCCI is hosting a virtual forum with Black collegiate athletes in Iowa to share insights about the stereotypes and micro aggressions they face.
This forum marks one of the first times Iowa leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
They’re undecided Iowa voters about who to vote for in the upcoming Iowa Caucus that kicks off on Monday. They represent a cross-section of their community in age, race, gender and social economic standings. And they are sitting down with some Democratic candidates for a conversation on-camera from the studios at KCCI, the Hearst CBS affiliate in Des Moines. They ask their own questions. It’s personal, revealing, and to the point.
“What people will see is graphics and a clearer presentation. These will make our stories and severe weather coverage easier to follow,” said Allison Smith, KCCI’s news director.