KY3's Steve Grant honored with lifetime achievement award at Mid-America Emmys
More than 600 regional broadcasters honored KY3’s Steve Grant with a prestigious award Saturday night at the Mid-America Emmy presentations in Branson.
The broadcasters group awarded Steve with its ‘Silver Circle Award.’ Steve credited his decades of on-air success to the encouragement and confidence of many colleagues past and present, as well as KY3's viewers, considered to be among the most loyal in the nation.
“I love being a part of a legacy station,” said Grant to the crowd. “Because I believe the true and real measure of KY3’s value is its commitment to the community it serves."
The Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences [NATAS] awards a lifetime of dedication to the television industry. It’s an honor reserved only for dedicated broadcasters who’ve left their mark. Inductees for the Silver Circle have at least 25 years of experience. These leaders join an impressive group of industry professionals who have helped shape the past, present, and continue to influence the future of the broadcast industry.
Steve started at KY3 just after his 20th birthday, bringing his 'radio days' in high school to the top-rated NBC affiliate's news desk. He lives his childhood dream with every newscast and report.
Among his professional awards, his most cherished honors are being named "Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University" in 2010, and receiving an honorary doctorate from the College of the Ozarks in 2012.
The 40th annual Gala was held at Branson's convention center on The Landing. Branson and Silver Dollar City have proudly sponsored the gathering of TV journalists and executives from six states for the past three years. This is the first time Branson has hosted the regional Emmys.