Two brief stories of note:
A belated congratulations to YNN’s Capital Tonight for winning the second place award for best newscast in Division II (Austin and San Antonio stations) from the Texas AP Broadcasters. The honor was announced at the annual banquet on March 31 in Austin. I posted previously in February about the other category winners but forgot to check back for the best newscast winner, which was held for announcement at the banquet. Thanks to YNN News Director Michael Pearson for alerting me. Pearson points out this was Capital Tonight’s first year on the air. The only other Austin station in the running was KVUE-TV. Pearson was also proud to report that the first place award went to San Antonio’s KENS-TV for its 10 p.m. newscast, produced by YNN alum Anita Hines.
Secondly, KEYE-TV Chief Meteorologist Troy Kimmel tells me he is co-chairing (along with Ken Carey of Noblis) the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The event is scheduled for next January at the Austin Convention Center.