Count another win for Missoula’s rock-steady broadcast team at KPAX, and for the city’s perennial go-to news anchor Jill Valley. From floods to big rig protests to Griz football, these newshounds are on the scene everywhere and back with the story by 5 or 10. And journalists like Valley know they don’t just cover the community; they’re part of the community. That’s why it was so inspiring to see Valley announce on the air last July that she was battling breast cancer. The outpouring of local support and Valley’s courage to work through her treatment put the true best of Missoula on television screens night after night.
Finalists, Best TV Newscast