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Newsrooms Start Prepping for 2023 Texas Broadcast News Awards

- Radio & TV, Spanish & English, Commercial & Non-Comm

TV and Radio station newsrooms across Texas have begun preparing their entries for the 2023 Texas Broadcast News Awards.

The program launched last year to rave reviews with a blowout celebration in Austin after weeks of assessments by a panel of fully bilingual judges who assessed English- and Spanish-language entries on an equal footing.

The TBNAs recognize outstanding broadcast journalism produced by member Radio and TV stations serving local communities throughout the state and serve as the successor to the long running Texas AP Broadcast Awards which were discontinued in 2019.

“We were really pleased to have the support of so many retired and out-of-state practicing journalists who dedicated significant time and effort to reviewing and carefully considering each submission,” said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

“The biggest take-away was their hope to see more Spanish-language entries, especially in a state where so much excellent journalism is being produced in Spanish by stations across network affiliations.”

Earlier Entry Window

The TBNA entry window is a little earlier this year and starts right after the holidays. Here are the key 2023 dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Submission Window:  Jan. 2-Feb. 1
  • Judging Window:  Feb. 8-Feb. 20
  • Event Registration:  March 1-April 1
  • Ceremony:  April 15

Awards are grouped by market size, with one group representing the state’s four largest media markets and another group representing all other markets.

Based on valuable feedback from last year’s participants, TAB added several new categories for both Radio and TV, including Politics/Election Coverage, Public Affairs, Sports Anchor, Weathercast/Best Weather Coverage, Individual Photojournalism, to name a few.


While the program is open to English- and Spanish-language commercial and non-commercial stations alike, TAB membership is required. 

Questions? Contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

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