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KTIV Honored With 12 Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards, 5 Eric Sevareid Awards

KTIV News 4 of Sioux City, Iowa was honored Saturday night with 12 awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association during its annual convention in Johnston.  The competition included stations across Iowa and in TV markets outside of Iowa that cover regions of the state. In a Facebook post, KTIV said “Awards are great and make us all feel good but we will never forget the reason we come to work everyday. To serve the people of Siouxland. Thank you for inviting us in to your home each and every day.”

1st Place – Public Affairs
Ashly Richardson
Digging Deeper: Homeless in Siouxland

1st Place – In Depth Series
Matt Breen/Jake Rains
USS Sioux City Commissioning

1st Place – Political Coverage
KTIV Staff
Decision 2018: Election Night

1st Place – General Reporting
Al Joens
Highway 20 Opens

1st Place – Excellence in Anchoring
Matt Breen

1st Place Best Newscast

1st Place Best Sportscast

2nd Place – In Depth Series
Ashly Richardson
Maria Wilmes Transplant

2nd Place – Excellence in Weather Coverage
KTIV Staff
“Blizzard, Flooding & Tornado Warning”

2nd Place – Spot News
KTIV Staff
“Doon Train Derailment & Siouxland Flooding”

2nd Place – Overall Excellence
Keith W. Bliven, News Director

Honorable Mention – Excellence in Anchoring
Ron Demers

KTIV News 4 was also honored Saturday night in Bloomington, MN with 5 Eric Sevareid Awards.  They are given by the Midwest Broadcast Journalist Association to stations that serve Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  They are named for the late CBS News Journalist Eric Sevareid who was born in North Dakota.

KTIV News 4 was honored with the following awards:

1st Place – Sports Reporting “Live From Minnesota”

1st Place – Spot News “Train Derailment & Siouxland Flooding”

Award of Merit – Newscast

Award of Merit – Spot News “Aurelia, Iowa Evacuation”

Award of Merit – Sportscast/Program “SportsFource Extra”

Jon Okerstrom

Director of Digital Content and Technology for Quincy Media, Inc.

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