Thursday, May 19, 2022

KENS San Antonio honored with 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

KENS 5 San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) announced today the winners of the prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. KENS 5 was honored with two awards: Best Newscast and Excellence in Video.


KENS 5 was the only San Antonio television station to be honored in the regional competition, which includes all stations in Texas and Oklahoma.

“We are humbled to receive this honor. I am incredibly proud of our team and their dedication to strong journalism and innovative storytelling,” said Jack Acosta, news director for KENS 5.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow, a decorated war correspondent and broadcast journalist, helped set the standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

Among the most prestigious honors in news, the Murrow Awards recognize news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community.

The Best Newscast award honored KENS 5’s extensive coverage of an active shooter at the San Antonio Airport during the CBS station’s 10 p.m. newscast. This newscast previously was recognized with a Lone Star Emmy for “Best Newscast” and the Texas Association of Broadcasters’ “Best Newscast” award.

In addition, anchor/reporter Marvin Hurst and photojournalist Michael Humphries were honored for “Excellence in Video” for a story featuring a man named Joe who volunteers his time to clean cemetery headstones.

“We take great pride in telling the stories of the people of San Antonio,” Acosta said. “Our people-first approach to storytelling is what helps set us apart.” 

Regional winners will advance to the national round of the Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. National winners will be announced this summer.

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by KENS 5 San Antonio)

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