Awards 2020 – Non-Metro Market Television


Awards of Excellence

CategoryTitle of EntryStation / City
Best Public Service AnnouncementCASA’s Over the Edge, Greg Mueller, Mia Atkins, James MullerKXRM-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Community Service CampaignSusan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”, Brandon Lingnau, Daniel Benson, Hannah KnutsonKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Public Affairs ProgramMedal of Valor, Keith Earl, Dave ReinhardtKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station Promotion/Marketing CampaignThe Bomb Cyclone, Daniel Benson, Brandon LingnauKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station PromoNews5 App – Meteor Shower, Josh Robison, Nick Chamberlin, Travis EcklandKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Single or Series Program or News MagazineTop Scams of 2019, Katie PeltonKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Sports Coverage or ProgramBell Game Rivalry, Richie CozzolinoKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best DocumentaryState of Wildlife Rehabilitation Inside Colorado, Jon McMichael, Ben LloydKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Television Commercial for an AdvertiserPower Credit Union – Be Empowered, Travis EcklandKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Sales Campaign for an AdvertiserYMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, Justin Walton, Travis EcklandKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Feature News ReportTed Bundy, Daniel Benson, Brandon Lingnau, Heather SkoldKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best General Assignment Report, within 24 hoursHomeowner Holds Intruder at Gunpoint, Catherine SilverKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Hard News, Spot News Report, within 24 hours4X4 Crews Make Rescues, Catherine SilverKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Breaking News Coverage Under Deadline PressureBomb Cyclone, KRDO TeamKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Video Essay with No NarrativeA Saxophone with a Message, AJ VegaKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast11 News at 10 p.m.KKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Investigative ReportingStephanie SierraKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best News Anchor or TeamFOX21 Morning News, Craig Coffey, Abbie Burke, Matt Meister, Lauren McDonaldKXRM-TV / Colorado Springs
Best WeathercasterEmily RoehlerKXRM-TV / Colorado Springs
Best SportscasterRob NamnoumKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Specialty ReporterMia AtkinsKXRM-TV / Colorado Springs
Best PhotojournalistShawn ShanleKXRM-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Use of Digital/Social MediaPueblo Mayoral Debate, Anthony KeithKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station Websitewww.KOAA.COM, Ben LloydKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs


Certificates of Merit

CategoryTitle of EntryStation / City
Best Public Service AnnouncementSt. Jude Dream Home Giveaway, Keith Earl, Dave Reinhardt, Haley SmithKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Community Service CampaignLabor Day Lift Off, Keith Earl, Dave Reinhardt, Haley SmithKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Public Affairs ProgramColorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade, Keith EarlKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station Promotion/Marketing CampaignKOAA NEWS5 – Bring It, Justin WaltonKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station PromoOpioids & Child Neglect, AJ KievenaarKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Single or Series Program or News MagazineLabor Day Lift Off, Morning StaffKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Sports Coverage or ProgramBroncos Breakdown, Taylor KilgoreKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best DocumentaryKRDO Investigation: Illicit Spas In-Depth Special, Daniel Benson, Stephanie Sierra, Brandon LingnauKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Television Commercial for an AdvertiserSOCO Smiles – Picture This, Justin Walton, Travis EcklandKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Sales Campaign for an AdvertiserCheers Liquor Mart, Justin WaltonKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Feature News ReportAn Alien Adventure in La Junta, Jon McMichaelKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best General Assignment Report, within 24 hoursRecord-setting Hailstone, Spencer WilsonKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Hard News, Spot News Report, within 24 hoursSpring Snow Clean Up, Catherine SilverKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Breaking News Coverage Under Deadline PressureSpring SnowstormKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Video Essay with No NarrativeMusical Therapy, AJ VegaKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast11 News This MorningKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Investigative ReportingDistrict Attorney makes “deal” with child molester, Eric Ross, Adam KnapikKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best News Anchor or TeamDon Ward and Dianne DerbyKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best WeathercasterMeteorologist Sydney JacksonKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best SportscasterRobbie ReynoldKKTV-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Specialty ReporterPatrick Nelson is… Watching out for youKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best PhotojournalistChappin EverettKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Use of Digital/Social MediaThe Patrick Frazee Case So Far, Ben Lloyd, Sam Kraemer, Jon McMichaelKOAA-TV / Colorado Springs
Best Station Websitewww.KRDO.com, Andrew McMillan, Suzie ZieglerKRDO-TV / Colorado Springs