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Encyclopedia > News 8 Austin
News 8 Austin
Type Cable television network
Branding News 8 Austin
Country United States
Availability    Time Warner Cable systems in Austin, Waco, Fredericksburg only
Slogan "Your news now."
Owner Time Warner Cable
Launch date September 13, 1999
Website www.news8austin.com

News 8 Austin is a 24-hour local cable news-station based in Austin, Texas, owned by Time Warner Cable. Launched on September 13, 1999 [1], it is only available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable's Austin, Waco, and Fredericksburg service areas on channel 8.Its transmitter is located in the Hill Country of Texas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Travis County, Williamson County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  296. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... For information on the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, please visit Waco Siege. ... Fredericksburg is a city in Gillespie County, Texas, United States. ...


The channel operates on a wheel format, offering pre-recorded blocks of news, features, and weather. Producers update the wheel throughout the day, inserting new material as stories are filed and updated information becomes available. Weather segments air every 10 minutes "On The Eights", often providing "wall-to-wall" coverage during severe weather.


News 8's studios are located at 1708 Colorado Street in Austin, just north of the Capitol and immediately south of the main campus of the University of Texas. The Capitol Building is brilliantly illuminated at night The Texas State Capitol, located in Austin, Texas, is the fourth building to serve as the seat of Texas government. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ...


Without the traditional limitations faced by network affiliates, News 8 is well known in Austin for its deep coverage of community news and hype-free, tempered coverage of TV news staples such as crime and scandal. The channel is also distinct from traditional TV news operations in that its shows are traditionally hosted by a single anchor and in that its reporters (sometimes called video journalists or VJs) frequently set up, shoot and edit their own stories without the assistance of a video photographer.


The channel also has a video-intensive website, www.news8austin.com, which features an extensive weather section and a video application which allows site users to build customized online newscasts that mimic the channels on-air programs.


News 8 also operates several other video and information services, including:

  • News 8's RadarNOW, a 24-hour Doppler Radar service, with NOAA Weather Radio audio.
  • News 8's Non-Stop Weather, 24-hour regional weather channels in both English and Spanish.
  • News 8's TrafficNOW, a 24-hour traffic camera service utilizing TxDOT roadway cameras from around the Austin area.
  • News 8's Non-Stop Sports, a 24-hour sports headline channel featuring local and national sports highlights.
  • News 8 on Demand, a video-on-demand archive of features, series and event coverage from News 8.

Time Warner operates seven other similar local cable news operations including New York 1, Capital News 9 in Albany, News 10 Now in Syracuse, R News in Rochester (all in New York state) as well as three news channels operating under the News 14 Carolina banner serving Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro. Bright House Networks also operates two former Time Warner Cable news channels -- Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... NY1 (pronounced New York One) is a twenty-four hour news channel available exclusively to cable television customers within the five boroughs of New York City and nearby Bergen County, New Jersey. ... Capital News 9 is a cable-only 24-hour news channel on Time Warner Cable in New Yorks Capital District. ... News 10 Now is a 24-hour local news channel headquartered in Syracuse, New York. ... R News is a 24-hour newscast broadcasted in Rochester, New York on Time Warner Cable Channel 9 and avalible elsewhere on Channel 14. ... News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour news service offered in North Carolina, USA, by Time Warner Cable. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... Bay News 9 is a cable-based news station located in St Petersburg, Florida. ... Central Florida News 13 is a 24-hour news channel for Central Florida owned by Brighthouse Networks. ...

Contents

On-Air Personalities

Anchors: Todd Boatwright, Paul Brown, Crestina Chavez, Gina Swanson


Sports: Jeff Power (Sports Director), Shane McAuliffe, Ricky Doyle, Leslie McCaslin


Weather: Burton Fitzsimmons (Chief Meteorologist), Ernie Pacheco, Rich Segal, Marc Gomez, Maureen McCann, Miguel Montoya (Espanol), Carolina Saiz (Espanol)


Videojournalists: Amy Hadley, Reagan Hackleman, Bob Robuck, Catie Beck, Veronica Castello, Kendra Mendez, Chelsea Hover


News Producers

Executive Producers: Mary Nell Sanchez, Annette Smith


Senior Producers: Meredith Rainey, Lessly Stallings, Chris Lambert


Producers: Bob Hernandez, Hardy Meredith, Meghan Blanton, Michelle Cortez


Photographers

Chief Photographer: Ed Keiner


Senior Photographer: Roy Kuntz


Photojournalists: John Pope, Drew Moses, Andy Brooksbank, Geoff Tyler, Vic Stephens


Awards

2006: Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Documentary: James Keith and Rachel Elsberry: He Said/She Said • Second Place – Series: Crestina Chavez and Chris Hardie: The Cost of DWI


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award • Best Continuing Coverage: Austin After Katrina


Texas Association of School Boards' Media Honor Roll • Veronica Castelo


2005: Radio–Television News Directors Foundation • N.S. Bienstock Fellowship Award: Hermelinda Vargas, government reporter


Goodwill Community Partnership Awards - Media Partner of the Year


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – TV Magazine/Special: Rachel Elsberry & Lalo Garcia: ACL Fest Preview • Second Place – TV Magazine/Special: News Staff: Longhorn Game Day


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Documentary: Crestina Chavez, Chris Hardie & Lalo Garcia: On the Streets with APD.


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place: Web site: news8austin.com


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – Sports Story: Jeff Power:Heart of a Champion


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – General Assignment, Crestina Chavez: The Filling Station


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Feature/Light: Allie Rasmus: Tamale Tradition


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Series, Allie Rasmus & Eddie Garcia, Tale of Two Campaigns


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Continuing Coverage, James Keith, Baby Asia


2004: National Edward R. Murrow Award • Documentary – Erica Riggins – Child Abuse


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award • News Documentary – Erica Riggins – Child Abuse


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award • Web Site – news8austin.com


Lone Star Emmy Award • Barry DeCrane and Mike Harvey – AMOA Warhol Exhibit


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Spot Story-Individual • Erica Riggins and Kevin Coons – UT War Protest


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Specialty/Beat Reporting • Eric Allen – Government


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Continuing Coverage • Staff Effort – Killer D's


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – TV Website


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – News Anchor/Team - Paul Brown


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – Documentary • Erica Riggins – Child Abuse


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Feature (Light) • Rachel Elsberry – Lessons In Leadership


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Series • Erica Riggins – Child Abuse


Barbara Jordan Media Award • TV News Feature • Jitin Hingorani – Open Door Preschool


2003: Regional Edward R. Murrow Award • News Series – Antonio Castelan • News 8 Explores – Mold


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award • Web Site – news8austin.com


Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism • Honorable Mention – Doug Shupe – Los Trabajadores series


USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Political Journalism • 2002 Election Coverage – Local Cable News Station


Best Local News Website • Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Readers Poll


Lone Star Emmy Award • Outstanding Live Report – Erica Riggins and Kevin Coons


Lone Star Emmy Award • Outstanding Engineering Achievement – Glenn Patterson • September 11, 2002


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Spot Story-Individual • Antonio Castelan and Dathan Hull – As bad as it gets


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Series • Rachel Elsberry and Brian Elledge – Sept. 11: Reflections


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – TV Website


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – General Assignment • Eric Allen – The Motivator


Mental Health Association in Texas Media Award • News Series – Doug Shupe – Mental Illness


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Media Award • News Series – Doug Shupe – Mental Illness


Champions' Media Award from the Austin New Milestones • News Series – Doug Shupe – Mental Illness


2002: National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism • Breaking News Coverage – Sept. 11: Austin, Texas


Best Local News Website - Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Readers Poll


Best Traffic Reporter - Jabari Warfield - Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Critics’ Choice


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • First Place – Spot News Story • Eric Allen – San Marcos Flooding


Dallas Press Club Katie Awards • Finalist, Spot News Story – Sept. 11: Austin, Texas


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Second Place – Best Sports Story • Jeff Power


Houston Press Club Lone Star Award • Third Place, Spot News Coverage – Sept. 11: Austin, Texas


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Best Division II Reporter Candace Byers


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Spot News Story Doug Shupe – Shoal Creek Flooding


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Continuing Coverage Yogurt Shop Murder Trial


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters • Honorable Mention – Spot News Coverage Round Rock Fire


2001: Houston Press Club Lone Star Award- Best Medium/Small Market Newscast


Dallas Press Club Katie Awards - Finalist – Best Medium/Small Market Newscast


Dallas Press Club Katie Awards - Finalist – Web Site News Content • Yogurt Shop Murder Trial


Austin Chapter of Public Relations Society of America - Best Media Organization


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters - Honorable Mention – Best Division II Newscast


Best Fashion News on Television - Cheryl Bishop - Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Critics’ Choice


2000: National Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism • Continuous Reporting of a Breaking Event - Texas A & M Bonfire Collapse


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award - Television Spot News Coverage • Texas A & M Bonfire Collapse


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters - First Place – Continuing Coverage • Texas A & M Bonfire Collapse


Texas Associated Press Broadcasters - Second Place – Sports Story • Kelli Johnson – Deaf Football Player


Austin Chapter of Public Relations Society of America - Texas PR Choice Award


News 8 Austin has also been cited for outstanding coverage and cooperation with the Associated Press, both in Texas and nationally.


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