KLTV news anchor and reporter Lane Luckie’s special series ‘Germany In Focus’ was honored with a first place award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters.
His on-the-ground coverage of last year’s German Federal Parliamentary Election from Berlin was recognized as the winner of the Multimedia/ Digital Storytelling category in the TV II division of the 2022 Texas Broadcast News Awards.
The series of reports explored the implications of the election, which served as a reset of Trans-Atlantic relations between the U.S. and Germany, one of its closest allies. Through live reports on KLTV’s newscasts and streaming channel ‘East Texas Now,’ Lane walked viewers through every step of the election process, as well as added historical context through the lens of a global pandemic. This was supplemented by original digital content on the station’s website, apps, and social media.
The inaugural competition, which featured more than 400 entries, recognizes outstanding local broadcast journalism produced by member Radio and TV stations serving local communities throughout the state and take the place of the Texas Associated Press Broadcast Awards which were discontinued.
TAB is an Austin-based trade association representing the interests of Texas’ 1200+ free, over-the-air radio and television stations.
Many of Lane’s stories can be found on the ‘In Focus’ section of KLTV.com at https://www.kltv.com/community/focus/.