KCCI Des Moines held its fourth annual Food Bank of Iowa Hunger-Free Holidays telethon to help Iowans facing food insecurity. “Thankfully, with the leadership of KCCI and the generosity of Iowans, there are many who won’t have to struggle this holiday season,” says Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa CEO.
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.
KCCI-TV’s third-annual Food Bank of Iowa Hunger Free Holidays telethon on November 29th raised $436,832 to help Iowans facing food insecurity – enough for more than a million meals.
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 Des Moines, Iowa, harnessed the full complement of its market-leading broadcast and digital properties to raise awareness for Food Bank of Iowa’s Hunger Free Holidays month-long campaign.
Michelle Parker began her career in the film department at KCCI Des Moines in 1977. She joined the news department as a reporter in 1979, becoming one of Iowa’s first female African-American reporters.
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.”