News 12 Wins Best Newscast – Morning, Noon, and Night

By: Matt Griffin
By: Matt Griffin

KXII-TV is pleased to announce the station has won first place for Best Newscast, Best Morning Newscast, and Best Daytime Newscast in our division at the 2013 Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Banquet this weekend in Austin. This is the first time in KXII-TV’s history that the station has taken top honors in all three categories.

“It’s always nice to be recognized by our peers for the work we’re doing. These awards are a testament to the talented, hardworking people in our newsroom,” KXII-TV news director Matt Griffin said.

In addition to these honors, KXII-TV also won 2nd place for Best Sportscast, 2nd place for Best Weathercast, honorable mention for Best Anchor Team of Maureen Kane and Scott McLinden, and 2nd place for Best Sports Story reported by Benjamin Najar.

Maureen Kane and Scott McLinden anchor News 12 at Five, Six, & Ten every weeknight with chief meteorologist Steve LaNore and sports director David Reed. Rita Kotey and Kylie Dixon anchor News 12 AM from 5-7 a.m. every weekday morning with meteorologist Tom Miller. Rita Kotey anchors News 12 at Noon every weekday with meteorologist Tom Miller. All newscasts can been seen on CBS-12 digital channel 12.1 and live online at


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