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.

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

  • American Advertising FederationGold ADDY Award for Ad: "Service Noodle - The Noodle Is Here"
  • American Advertising FederationSilver ADDY Award for Ad: "Poppy Baby"
  • Radio Television Digital News AssociationEdward R. Murrow Award for Documentary: "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Radio Television Digital News AssociationEdward R. Murrow Award for Website: "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Documentary: "The Culture That Crawls"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Sports Story: "Cooper Catches"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Public Service Campaign: "Check Out Hunger"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Station-Sponsored Community Event: Honor Flight
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Special Program: Honor Flight
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Feature Reporting: "Model Plane"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Promotion: "Winter Storm Proof Of Performance"
  • Kansas City Press ClubBest Feature Reporting: "Model Plane"
  • Kansas City Press ClubBest Photojournalism: "Seafire Plane"
  • Kansas City Press ClubBest Sports Story: "Cooper Catches"
  • Kansas City Press ClubBest Regular Franchise Series: "Sarah’s Stories"
  • Kansas City Press Club1st place: feature reporting
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Historical / Cultural Story: "Model Plane"
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsCommunity Service: Honor Flight
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Photography
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Video Editing

2010

  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Photographer / News (No Time Limit): Scott Schaefer
  • National Association of Broadcasters Education FoundationService to America Community Award for Radio and TV
  • Society of Professional JournalistsTelevision Station of the Year
  • Society of Professional JournalistsSilver Award for Newscast: "KOMU 8 News at Six"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Feature Reporting: "Honor Flight: Sarah’s Stories"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsHonorable Mention for Feature: "Shop with a Cop"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Photojournalism: "Dance Boots"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Sports: "Tiger Toilets"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsSilver Award for Sports: "50-Mile Runner"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Public Service Project: "Show Me Honor"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Documentary Program: "Call to Honor"
  • Society of Professional JournalistsGold Award for Regular Franchise Feature: "Sarah’s Stories"
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Feature Reporting
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationSevere Weather Coverage Promotion
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit in Sports
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit in Documentary / Public Affairs
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardVideo Sports Reporting

2009

  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Feature Reporting
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest News Series
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Special Program
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Sports Story
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationKOMU 8 News and Weather Promotion
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit-Best Website
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit-Best Documentary / Public Affairs Piece
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest News Writing
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Feature News Report
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Human Interest Feature
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsCommunity Service
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Historical Story
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Editor
  • Mid-America Emmy AwardsBest Photographer
  • National Edward R. Murrow AwardFeature Reporting Excellence
  • National Press Photographer AssociationFeature Photography
  • National Press Photographer AssociationIn-depth Photography

2008

  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationGold-Small Market Television
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationStation of the Year
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Documentary
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Sports Feature
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Newscast
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationGold / Silver Awards: General Reporting
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationGold Award: Investigative Reporting
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationFeature Reporting
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationPhotojournalism
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationGold Award: Sports Feature
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationGold Award: Documentary
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationFeature Franchises
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit: Best Weathercast
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit: News Series
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationCertificate of Merit: Complete Newscast
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsInvestigative Reporting
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsVideography
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsWriting
  • Regional Edward R. Murrow AwardsDocumentary

2008

  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationFirst and Second for Best Newscast
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Complete Newscast
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Weathercast
  • Missouri Broadcasters AssociationBest Feature Reporting