Mar 8, 2014 11:44 PM by Zach Thaxton
KOAA 5, the NBC affiliate serving Southern Colorado, was recognized Saturday evening as the 2013 'Station of the Year' by the Colorado Broadcasters Association at the CBA's annual awards banquet in Denver.
Awards of excellence were handed out for numerous categories, including news and sports reporting, weather, promotions, marketing, creative services, and community service, among others.
News 5 Sports Director Jordan Mason won the award for Best Sportscaster. A promotion for Mason's reporting from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia was awarded Best Station Promo. News 5 multi-media journalist Bill Folsom won in the category of Best Specialty Reporter.
KOAA 5 also won awards for Best Public Service Announcement, Best Public Affairs Program, Best Sales Campaign for an Advertiser, Best Hard News / Spot News Report, Best Investigative Reporting, as well as numerous Certificates of Merit.