Award Winning Journalism

KOMU 8 has a rich tradition of excellence in news coverage, creative achivement and community support. Here is a list of just some of the recent accolades that have been awarded to this station.

2016

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Weathercast
  • Best Local Website
  • Best Documentary / Public Affairs - "Inside Infertility"
  • Certificate of Merit - Complete Newscast
  • Kansas City Press Club
  • Gold Award - Documentary - "Inside Infertility"
  • Silver Award - Investigative Reporting - "Target 8: ICU Nursing Shortage"
  • Silver Award - General Reporting - "Hitt Street Garage Shooting"
  • Silver Award - Breaking News "Mizzou Protests"
  • Bronze Award - Sports Reporting - "Target 8: Rams' Future"
  • Bronze Award - Feature Reporting - "Dr. Dive"
  • Bronze Award - Public Service - "Joplin 4 Years Later"
  • Honorable Mention - Sports Reporting - "Father Mike"
  • Honorable Mention - Website

2015

  • Kansas City Press Club
  • Gold Award - Beat Reporting - "Inside Infertility"
  • Gold Award - Entertainment Reporting - World Series Coverage
  • Gold Award - Investigative Reporting - "Target 8: Spice Makers Use New Compounds to Make Product Legal"
  • Gold Award - Public Service Project - "Grand Opening of Joplin Schools"
  • Gold Award - Sports Reporting - "Love Is Blind"
  • Silver Award - Public Service Project - "Town Square: Bullying & The Working Poor"
  • Silver Award - Sports Reporting - "Special Season"
  • Bronze Award - Sports Reporting - "Mexico Cheerleader"
  • Honorable Mention - Sports Reporting - "Waiting Game"
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • First Place - News: General Assignment, Serious News - "Target 8: Spice Makers Use New Compounds to Make Product Legal"
  • First Place - News: General Assignment, Light News - "Waiting Game"

2014

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Documentary / Public Affairs - "No 1 Left Behind"
  • Best Special Program - "No 1 Left Behind"
  • Best Weathercast
  • Best Feature Reporting - World Series Coverage
  • Best Local Website
  • Best Promotion - "KOMU 8 News Promise"
  • Certificate of Merit - Complete Newscast - KOMU 8 News at 6
  • Certificate of Merit - Feature Reporting - "Deaf Church"
  • Certificate of Merit - Documentary / Public Affairs - "Town Square: Bullying"
  • Certificate of Merit - Sports Reporting - "Special Season"
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Video Sports Reporting - "Love is Blind"

2013

  • Kansas City Press Club
  • Gold Award - Breaking News - "Ryan Ferguson Released From Prison"
  • Gold Award - Feature Reporting - "Teen Gains National Attention for Shooting"
  • Gold Award - Sports Reporting - "Henry Josey's Road to Recovery"
  • Gold Award - Beat Reporting - Education Beat
  • Silver Award - Profile Reporting - Hickman High School 70th Reunion
  • Silver Award - Public Service Project - Joplin Tornado Anniversary
  • Bronze Award - Public Service Project - Poverty in Plain Sight
  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Weathercast
  • Best Documentary / Public Affairs - "Joplin Tornado Anniversary"
  • Best Local Website
  • Best Spot News - "Ryan Ferguson Released From Prison"
  • Mid-America Emmy Awards
  • Best Sports-News Single Story - "Giving the H"

2012

  • Kansas City Press Club
  • Gold Award - Public Service Project - Joplin Tornado Coverage
  • Gold Award - General Reporting - "Lauren Gray's Deportation Fight"
  • Gold Award - Feature Reporting - "Pharm Dog Helps Injured Farmers"
  • Gold Award - Sports Reporting - "Hickman Cheerleader Cheers Through Difficulty"
  • Bronze Award - Feature Reporting - "Nic Nac Cafe Raises Money for Former Owner"
  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Documentary / Public Service - "Joplin Tornado Anniversary"
  • Best News Series - "Lauren Gray's Deportation Fight"
  • Best Feature Report - "Pharm Dog Helps Injured Farmers"
  • Mid-America Emmy Awards
  • Best Historical / Cultural News Story - "Concentration Camp Wedding Dress"
  • Best Human Interest News Feature - "Baby Chloe's Diamond in the Sky"
  • Best Interactivity - "U-News"

2011

  • American Advertising Federation
  • Gold ADDY Award for Ad - "Service Noodle - The Noodle Is Here"
  • Silver ADDY Award for Ad - "Poppy Baby"
  • Radio Television Digital News Association
  • Edward R. Murrow Award for Documentary - "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Edward R. Murrow Award for Website - "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Documentary - "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Best Sports Story - "Cooper Catches"
  • Best Public Service Campaign - "Check Out Hunger"
  • Best Station-Sponsored Community Event - Honor Flight
  • Best Special Program - Honor Flight
  • Best Feature Reporting - "Model Plane"
  • Best Promotion - "Winter Storm Proof Of Performance"
  • Kansas City Press Club
  • Best Feature Reporting - "Model Plane"
  • Best Photojournalism - "Seafire Plane"
  • Best Sports Story - "Cooper Catches"
  • Best Regular Franchise Series - "Sarah's Stories"
  • 1st place - feature reporting
  • Mid-America Emmy Awards
  • Best Historical / Cultural Story - "Model Plane"
  • Community Service - Honor Flight
  • Best Photography
  • Best Video Editing

2010

  • Mid-America Emmy Awards
  • Best Photographer / News (No Time Limit) - Scott Schaefer
  • National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation
  • Service to America Community Award for Radio and TV
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Television Station of the Year
  • Silver Award for Newscast - "KOMU 8 News at Six"
  • Gold Award for Feature Reporting - "Honor Flight: Sarah's Stories"
  • Honorable Mention for Feature - "Shop with a Cop"
  • Gold Award for Photojournalism - "Dance Boots"
  • Gold Award for Sports - "Tiger Toilets"
  • Silver Award for Sports - "50-Mile Runner"
  • Gold Award for Public Service Project - "Show Me Honor"
  • Gold Award for Documentary Program - "Call to Honor"
  • Gold Award for Regular Franchise Feature - "Sarah's Stories"
  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
  • Best Feature Reporting
  • Severe Weather Coverage Promotion
  • Certificate of Merit - Sports
  • Certificate of Merit - Documentary / Public Affairs
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Video Sports Reporting

2009

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Best Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
  • Best Feature Reporting
  • Best News Series
  • Best Special Program
  • Best Sports Story
  • KOMU 8 News and Weather Promotion
  • Certificate of Merit - Best Website
  • Certificate of Merit - Best Documentary / Public Affairs Piece
  • Mid-America Emmy Awards
  • Best News Writing
  • Best Feature News Report
  • Best Human Interest Feature
  • Community Service
  • Best Historical Story
  • Best Editor
  • Best Photographer
  • National Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Feature Reporting Excellence
  • National Press Photographer Association
  • Feature Photography
  • In-depth Photography

2008

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • Gold-Small Market Television
  • Station of the Year
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Sports Feature
  • Best Newscast
  • Gold / Silver Awards - General Reporting
  • Gold Award - Investigative Reporting
  • Feature Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Gold Award - Sports Feature
  • Gold Award - Documentary
  • Feature Franchises
  • Certificate of Merit - Best Weathercast
  • Certificate of Merit - News Series
  • Certificate of Merit - Complete Newscast
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Videography
  • Writing
  • Documentary

2007

  • Missouri Broadcasters Association
  • First and Second for Best Newscast
  • Best Complete Newscast
  • Best Weathercast
  • Best Feature Reporting
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