Sunday, April 29, 2007

KAIT Picks up AP Honors

Source: KAIT.com Tonight the Associated Press honored KAIT with a number of awards for journalistic excellence.

Bob Snell won first place in the non-spot news category for his story about the day the 875th left for it's mission in Iraq. Bob also won a first and second place in the photography category and he won a first place for feature for one of his "Offbeat" stories about a three legged rooster.

For documentary, Diana Davis and Laura Gunter picked up first for their story about POW's in Jonesboro during WWII. Lauren Payne and Bob Snell took second for a piece about anorexia.

Craig Rickert won second place for his enterprise story about Jonesboro swat training. Ryan Vaughan won second in the best weathercast category.

The K8 sports team cleaned up. Glenn Marini and Mitch Lilly picked up a first place for best sportscast and another first for sports special programming for their Football Friday Night Special. And for sports reporting Glenn claimed first place for his story about a handicapped athlete and Bob Snell's "Senior Softball" story won second place.

32 Comments:

At 9:09 AM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear Bob got an award for the three-legged rooster story. The public only had to watch it a dozen times! Gotta love re-runs.

 
At 9:27 AM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more chicken re-runs, the less Brett Garrett, Will Carter and Yalanda Young. Be thankful !!!

 
At 10:58 AM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every station usually wins a few AP Awards, but not all of them send out press releases about it. Big freaking deal.

 
At 11:09 AM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above poster seems a bit jealous

 
At 12:42 PM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just because he doesn't have a third leg like the chicken does.

 
At 1:20 PM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's even funnier about KAIT winning is they're in the same category as Fayetteville/Fort Smith.

AND, KNWA can't submit entries & KFSM only sent in 2 entries on time.

So it was a KAIT/KHOG sweep by default.

 
At 1:24 PM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that they let go one member of sports team. You get "national" sports on days that Glenn is off now.

 
At 2:17 PM, April 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have attended these dinners in the past and that Bob Snell guy does a great job. He wins every year and deserves all the awards he gets. Only Steve Powell is a better writer.

 
At 8:30 AM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea... lets just say the staff of KFSM is more than very upset their entries did not get sent in :-)

 
At 9:52 AM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kfsm rarely gets their entries in on time

 
At 12:55 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Staff was pissed when they learned only one package sailed.

 
At 1:39 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm...wonder who it was?

 
At 12:27 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like kfsm needs to get with the program...and it's not just their news that's slow.

 
At 7:22 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of people at KFSM are with the program, but the people who aren't make them look like idiots.

 
At 10:27 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice how the folks in NW Arkansas hijack the spotlight from NE Arkansas, much like they always do...

 
At 6:23 PM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-p

 
At 9:48 AM, May 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone post who won what for broadcast AP awards?

 
At 7:31 PM, May 04, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Mitch Lilly? Is he still with the station and what happened to the little blond...Tiffany something...Blakship...or something?

 
At 5:29 PM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Mitch Lilly left the business and is now an amateur jockey. He is working very hard to race at Oaklawn next year

 
At 6:46 PM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife saw Tiffany the other day, she is pregnant and is working at a clothing store in Jonesboro. THAT IS NO JOKE!

 
At 8:17 PM, May 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had heard Tiffany was at eden spa as their marketing director.
Wonder who the father is? She divorced her husband.

 
At 1:44 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marketing director...looked like checkout aisle 4. I am sure it is a huge paycheck! Either way good luck.

 
At 11:43 AM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitch is working a KLRT.

 
At 5:25 PM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my sister in law lives in jonesboro and heard that the baby daddy is not in the picture and that tiffany is living at home with her parents now.

 
At 5:35 PM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The K8 sports team cleaned up."

Haven't seen a promo celebrating that on KAIT, or wonder if it's just a part of the diluted sports plan???

 
At 8:15 PM, May 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow Tiffany has gone from a tv anchor to this.....pretty sad....hope it works out well for her...I thought she had a lot of promise....I wonder why she left the station? quite a come down form tv anchor to store clerk....I thought Mitch was good and would soon get a better job...

 
At 1:03 AM, May 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sports...KAIT has sports? Their High School Football coverage was great with Glenn and two correspondants, I wonder how they will pull that off in the fall. It seems to be a mess now, I assume Glenn will now shoot all the games and pitch them.

 
At 11:56 PM, May 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yalanda Young is just a joke !!!!

 
At 12:37 AM, May 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Can someone post who won what for broadcast AP awards?"

I know Drew Michaels at 40/29 won for best weathercast.

 
At 12:14 PM, May 09, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy watching Yalanda, she's a breath of fresh air. She brings personality to her stories and seems to enjoy what she's doing. She's very likable! Brett Garrett doing sports is a joke. He "couldn't get out of the blocks." Brett if your reading this, the quote is related to track! I didn't feel he was excited about anything he covered. Stick to covering the flooding problem in Jonesboro.

 
At 5:42 AM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yalanda Young is the reason I turn on KAIT 8's morning show. She delivers the goods on many levels.

 
At 9:35 PM, August 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cypnchI hear Mitch Lilly is coming back to KAIT soon.

 

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