K8 News Wins Several Awards from AP for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

APRIL 19, 2004 - Posted at 8:56 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The K8 News team has been honored by the Associated Press Broadcasters Association for its coverage of news events in Region 8.  KAIT journalists were honored Saturday night in Little Rock at the APBA's annual spring banquet and convention.

K8 journalists won the following awards:

-Bob Snell : First Place, Enterprise or Investigative, "Mandy's Mystery"; First Place, Non-Spot Photography, "Duck Dog"; Second Place, Non-Spot News, "Duck Season Opener."

-Kathy Morris : Honorable Mention,  Enterprise or Investigative, "Trashed Identity."

-Melissa Simas : First Place, Feature, "Pampered Pets," (Laura Gunter, photographer).

-Diana Davis : First Place, Documentary, "The State of Mental Health", (Laura Gunter, photographer).

-Daryl Hobby: First Place, Sports Reporting, "Bass Assassin," First Place, Sportscast, "Nov. 7, 2003," (with Glenn Marini), Second Place, Special Sports Programming, "Football Friday Night Post-Season Special," (with Glenn Marini ), Second Place, Sports Reporting, "Frank the Tank."

-Shane Carter : First Place, Weather Segment, "Sept. 15, 2003."

K8 News also won the AP's prestigous Mark Twain Award , which is awarded for significant contributions to the AP's Arkansas broadcast report.

Members of the APBA also approved the nomination of K8 News Assignment Manager Randy Myers to its board of directors.  The nomination marks Myers' second stint on the board.  He served as the organization's president in 1997 and 1998.