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Congrats to the 2023 Texas Broadcast News Award Winners & Finalists

-    Nearly 600 Entries from Radio and Television Stations

The Texas Broadcast News Awards recognize outstanding local journalism produced by TAB Member Radio and TV stations serving local communities throughout the state.

TAB salutes all the participants!!

View a list of winners and finalists below (in no specific order).

Where finalists are noted, the winners will be announced on-site when broadcasters come together on Saturday, April 15 at the Westin Austin at the Domain.

View photos from the 2022 event

Carole Kneeland Award: KXAN-TV Austin


 WINNERS Radio-Large (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio)
Category Station Entry Title
Best Local Talk Show KUT Austin Texas Standard: Schools and COVID
Documentary KUHF Houston Below the Water Lines
Feature (Light) KUT Austin Searching for Sam Houston's Graveside Visitor
Feature (Serious) KERA Dallas-Fort Worth Trans Youth in North Texas
Use of Actuality-Production KSTX Texas Public Radio Día de los Muertos...Uvalde
General Assignment KSTX Texas Public Radio Report: Texas Railroad Commission
News Anchor / Anchor Team KTSA San Antonio Don Morgan
Continuing Coverage KERA Dallas-Fort Worth Aaron Dean Trial
Public Affairs KSTX Texas Public Radio Texas Matters: Diagnosis Diabetes
Specialty / Beat Reporting KERA Dallas-Fort Worth A Pandemic of Debt Series
Sports Story / Series KUT Austin Austin FC Fans Get Ready for Second Season
Sports Talk Show KTFM San Antonio Halftime
Sportscast WBAP Dallas-Fort Worth Mike Traina Sportscast - Nov. 25, 2022
 FINALISTS Radio-Large (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio)
Category Station Entry Title
Multimedia / Digital Storytelling KUT Austin The Disconnect: The Toll
KUT Austin What's the Most Valuable Thing...Museum
KUHF Houston Election Day in Harris County
Politics / Election Coverage KSTX Texas Public Radio TPR's David Martin Davies
KUHF Houston Harris County 2022 Elections
KUT Austin Texas Standard: Election Day
Breaking News KERA Dallas-Fort Worth Roe v. Wade: Friends Discover Different Views
KSTX Texas Public Radio Migrants Trapped in Trailer in San Antonio
KSTX Texas Public Radio Uvalde School Shooting
Newscast WBAP Dallas-Fort Worth Mike Traina Newscast Dec. 31, 2022
KRLD Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Afternoon News - Feb. 3, 2022 (5 PM)
KTSA San Antonio Texas News Radio - Jan. 28, 2022
Reporter KUT Austin Audrey McGlinchy, KUT News
KTSA San Antonio Dennis Foley
KUT Austin Michael Marks, Texas Standard
Investigative Report KSTX Texas Public Radio Justice Ignored
KUT Austin The Cutoff
KERA Dallas-Fort Worth Vulnerable in Vickery
Overall Texas Broadcast Excellence KRLD Dallas-Fort Worth  
KUT Austin  
KSTX Texas Public Radio  
 WINNERS Radio-Other (All Other Markets)
Category Station Entry Title
Best Local Talk Show Bryan Broadcasting The Infomaniacs
Documentary KVLU Beaumont Bayoulands: Karankawa Heritage
Feature (Light) No Winner  
Feature (Serious) No Winner  
Use of Actuality-Production Bryan Broadcasting Kiss and Make Up
General Assignment Bryan Broadcasting Coach Beats Cancer
Continuing Coverage KETR Commerce Northeast Texas November Tornadoes
Public Affairs Bryan Broadcasting The Infomaniacs
Specialty / Beat Reporting Bryan Broadcasting College Station City Council
Sports Story / Series Bryan Broadcasting Texas A&M Football Player Won't be Prosecuted
Sports Talk Show KETR Commerce The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program
Sports Play-by-Play KETR Commerce A&M Commerce vs. Univ. of Texas Basketball
Sportscast No Winner  
Breaking News KGAF Gainesville Gainesville Tornado
 FINALISTS Radio-Other (All Other Markets)
Category Station Entry Title
Politics / Election Coverage KGAF Gainesville Election Coverage
Bryan Broadcasting Nov. General Election
Newscast Bryan Broadcasting Dec. 30, 2022 (12 PM)
Bryan Broadcasting Nov. 25, 2022 (6 AM)
KGAF Gainesville KGAF News with Melanie Brown

Bryan Broadcasting Chelsea Reber
KGAF Gainesville The Holly Case Report with John Eberhart
Bryan Broadcasting Bill Oliver
Investigative Report
KGAF Gainesville The Quiet Zone
Bryan Broadcasting Bryan Firefighters Association
Overall Texas Broadcast Excellence KGAF Gainesville  
Bryan Broadcasting  
 WINNERS TV-Large (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio)
Category Station Entry Title
Commentary Editorial KVUE-TV Austin The Last Word with Ashley Goudeau
Documentary / TV Special KENS-TV San Antonio Together We Rise
Feature (Light) KEYE-TV Austin From Round Rock to the Moulin Rouge...
Feature (Serious) KENS-TV San Antonio They Didn't Think It Through
Deadline Editing / General News KUVN-TV Dallas-Fort Worth The Mexican Consulate
Feature Editing / General News KENS-TV San Antonio Grocery Jams
General Assignment KUVN-TV Dallas-Fort Worth Frozen Live Report
News Anchor / Anchor Team KUVN-TV Dallas-Fort Worth I'm On Your Side
Continuing Coverage KVUE-TV Austin Accountability After Uvalde
Public Affairs KXAN-TV Austin State of Texas: Stop Mass Shootings
Specialty / Beat Reporting KENS-TV San Antonio Kids Who Make San Antonio Great
Sports Story KVUE-TV Austin Benji
Sports Special KEYE-TV Austin Texas Turning the Tide
Sports Anchor / Anchor Team KDFW-TV Dallas-Fort Worth Jeff Kolb
Sportscast No Winner  
Sports Reporter No Winner  
Weather Anchor KXAN-TV Austin First Warning Weather
Weathercast / Best Weather Coverage KEYE-TV Austin Extreme Cold and the Power Grid
Multimedia Journalist No Winner  
Individual Photojournalism KVUE-TV Austin Pennies, Tornadoes and Body Slams
Station Photojournalism KENS-TV San Antonio What's the Tale, Nightingale?
 FINALISTS TV-Large (Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio)
Category Station Entry Title
Multimedia / Digital Storytelling KVUE-TV Austin Uvalde Shooting Video Release
KXAN-TV Austin Stop Mass Shootings
KXAN-TV Austin Medical Debt Lawsuits
Politics / Election Coverage KLRN-TV San Antonio County Judge Candidate Forum
KXAN-TV Austin 2022 City of Austin Elections
KXAN-TV Austin State of Texas Gubernatorial Debate
Breaking News KPRC-TV Houston Uvalde School Massacre
KENS-TV San Antonio Tragedy at Robb Elementary
KVUE-TV Austin Round Rock Tornado
Morning / Mid-Day Newscast KVUE-TV Austin News Daybreak 5 AM
KVUE-TV Austin News Daybreak 5:30 AM
KEYE-TV Austin CBS Austin This Morning
Evening Newscast KVUE-TV Austin KVUE News at 5 PM
KENS-TV San Antonio News at 10 PM: Terror in Uvalde
KPRC-TV Houston 10 PM Uvalde School Shooting
Reporter KVUE-TV Austin Tony Plohetski: Reporting from Uvalde and Beyond
KXAN-TV Austin Nabil Remadna: Stories of Central Texas
KENS-TV San Antonio Matt Houston
Investigative Report KVUE-TV Austin The Uvalde "Hero" Narrative
KXAN-TV Austin Held Up: Crime Victims Waiting for State Money
KXAN-TV Austin Still Practicing: Tracking Problem Doctors
Overall Texas Broadcast Excellence KPRC-TV Houston  
KVUE-TV Austin  
KXAN-TV Austin  
 WINNERS TV-Other (All Other Markets)
Category Station Entry Title
Documentary / TV Special KRIS-TV Corpus Christi Summer of '42: The Coastal Bend Goes to War
Feature (Light) KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Feature (Serious) KAUZ-TV Wichita Falls The Mental Health of Farmers in Texoma
Deadline Editing / General News KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Catalytic Converters Stolen
Feature Editing / General News Noticias RGV Huyendo de la Guerra
General Assignment KTSM-TV El Paso A Morning Along the Border
News Anchor / Anchor Team KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station Karla Castillo
Continuing Coverage KCBD-TV Lubbock Juvenile Justice System Crisis
Public Affairs Noticias RGV Rompiendo Estigmas
Specialty / Beat Reporting KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland Abandoned Wells and Ground Water in West Texas
Sports Story KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland Permian vs. Odessa High Hype
Sports Special KWTX-TV Waco 2022 XTRA Point Preview Show
Sports Anchor / Anchor Team KWTX-TV Waco Darby Brown
Sportscast KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland Odessa High Spring Football Game
Sports Reporter KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station Morgan Weaver
Weather Anchor KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station Shel Winkley
Weathercast / Best Weather Coverage KAMR-TV Amarillo Local4News Weathercast (10 PM)
Multimedia Journalist KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland Joshua Skinner
Individual Photojournalism KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Israel Almeida
Station Photojournalism KCBD-TV Lubbock 2022 Photojournalism Staff
 FINALISTS TV-Other (All Other Markets)
Category Station Entry Title
Multimedia / Digital Storytelling KTAL-TV Shreveport Taylor Parker Trial Coverage
KAMR-TV Amarillo Water and Drought on the High Plains
KLTV-TV Tyler-Longview Poland in Focus
Politics / Election Coverage KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Channel5 News at 10 PM: Nov. Elections
KAMR-TV Amarillo Texas Governor's Debate: Focus Group
KBMT-TV Beaumont 12News: Election Night in Southeast Texas
Breaking News KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland USW Golf Team Band Crash
KFDA-TV Amarillo Tri-State Fair Shooting
KWTX-TV Waco Belton High School Fatal Stabbing
Morning / Mid-Day Newscast KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station Brazos Valley This Morning
KIII-TV Corpus Christi 3News First Edition: Back to School
KBMT-TV Beaumont 12News Daybreak: Officer Involved Shooting
Evening Newscast KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Hechos Valle a las 5: Border Closure
KIII-TV Corpus Christi 3News at 6 PM: Wrong Way Driving
KTSM-TV El Paso State of Emergency: Migrants in El Paso
Reporter KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Christian Von Preysing
KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland Joshua Skinner Reports
KRGV-TV Rio Grande Valley Crystal Martinez
Investigative Report KCBD-TV Lubbock Sex Offenders in Lamesa
KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland What Lies Beneath
KRIS-TV Corpus Christi Death and Deception
Overall Texas Broadcast Excellence KLTV-TV Tyler-Longview  
KTSM-TV El Paso  
KWTX-TV Waco  
KBTX-TV Bryan-College Station  
KCBD-TV Lubbock  
KOSA-TV Odessa-Midland  


Contact TAB’s Beth Bobbitt or Jennifer Isenberg.

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