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.

Organization
Year
Award / Recipients
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2013 Best Sports-News Single Story - "Giving the H"
 
Kansas City Press Club 2012 Gold Award - Public Service Project - Joplin Tornado Coverage
Kansas City Press Club 2012 Gold Award - General Reporting - "Lauren Gray's Deportation Fight"
Kansas City Press Club 2012 Gold Award - Feature Reporting - "Pharm Dog Helps Injured Farmers"
Kansas City Press Club 2012 Gold Award - Sports Reporting - "Hickman Cheerleader Cheers Through Difficulty"
Kansas City Press Club 2012 Bronze Award - Feature Reporting - "Nic Nac Cafe Raises Money for Former Owner"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2012 Best Documentary / Public Service - "Joplin Tornado Anniversary"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2012 Best News Series - "Lauren Gray’s Deportation Fight"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2012 Best Feature Report - "Pharm Dog Helps Injured Farmers"
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2012 Best Historical / Cultural News Story - "Concentration Camp Wedding Dress"
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2012 Best Human Interest News Feature - "Baby Chloe’s Diamond in the Sky"
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2012 Best Interactivity - "U-News"
 
American Advertising Federation 2011 Gold ADDY Award for Ad: "Service Noodle - The Noodle Is Here"
American Advertising Federation 2011 Silver ADDY Award for Ad: "Poppy Baby"
Radio Television Digital News Association 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for Documentary: "The Culture That Crawls"
Radio Television Digital News Association 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for Website: "The Culture That Crawls"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Documentary: "The Culture That Crawls"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Sports Story: "Cooper Catches"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Public Service Campaign: "Check Out Hunger"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Station-Sponsored Community Event: Honor Flight
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Special Program: Honor Flight
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Feature Reporting: "Model Plane"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2011 Best Promotion: "Winter Storm Proof Of Performance"
Kansas City Press Club 2011 Best Feature Reporting: "Model Plane"
Kansas City Press Club 2011 Best Photojournalism: "Seafire Plane"
Kansas City Press Club 2011 Best Sports Story: "Cooper Catches"
Kansas City Press Club 2011 Best Regular Franchise Series: "Sarah’s Stories"
Kansas City Press Club 2011 1st place: feature reporting
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2011 Best Historical / Cultural Story: "Model Plane"
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2011 Community Service: Honor Flight
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2011 Best Photography
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2011 Best Video Editing
 
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2010 Best Photographer / News (No Time Limit): Scott Schaefer
National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation 2010 Service to America Community Award for Radio and TV
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Television Station of the Year
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Silver Award for Newscast: "KOMU 8 News at Six"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Feature Reporting: "Honor Flight: Sarah’s Stories"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Honorable Mention for Feature: "Shop with a Cop"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Photojournalism: "Dance Boots"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Sports: "Tiger Toilets"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Silver Award for Sports: "50-Mile Runner"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Public Service Project: "Show Me Honor"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Documentary Program: "Call to Honor"
Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Gold Award for Regular Franchise Feature: "Sarah’s Stories"
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2010 Best Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2010 Best Feature Reporting
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2010 Severe Weather Coverage Promotion
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2010 Certificate of Merit in Sports
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2010 Certificate of Merit in Documentary / Public Affairs
Regional Edward R. Murrow Award 2010 Video Sports Reporting
 
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Best Weathercast for Mid-Missouri
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Best Feature Reporting
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Best News Series
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Best Special Program
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Best Sports Story
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 KOMU 8 News and Weather Promotion
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Certificate of Merit-Best Website
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2009 Certificate of Merit-Best Documentary / Public Affairs Piece
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best News Writing
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best Feature News Report
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best Human Interest Feature
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Community Service
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best Historical Story
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best Editor
Mid-America Emmy Awards 2009 Best Photographer
National Edward R. Murrow Award 2009 Feature Reporting Excellence
National Press Photographer Association 2009 Feature Photography
National Press Photographer Association 2009 In-depth Photography
 
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Gold-Small Market Television
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Station of the Year
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Best Documentary
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Best Sports Feature
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Best Newscast
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Gold / Silver Awards: General Reporting
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Gold Award: Investigative Reporting
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Feature Reporting
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Photojournalism
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Gold Award: Sports Feature
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Gold Award: Documentary
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Feature Franchises
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Certificate of Merit: Best Weathercast
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Certificate of Merit: News Series
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2008 Certificate of Merit: Complete Newscast
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards 2008 Investigative Reporting
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards 2008 Videography
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards 2008 Writing
Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards 2008 Documentary
 
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2007 First and Second for Best Newscast
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2007 Best Complete Newscast
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2007 Best Weathercast
Missouri Broadcasters Association 2007 Best Feature Reporting