The A. H. Pankow Award, which honors a media outlet or individual member of the media for unparalleled coverage and promotion of the state's visitor industry, was awarded to Shawn Cable of KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls.
Cable is an Emmy award winning meteorologist, anchor and reporter for KSFY News and co-host of the KSFY Morning News.
has been a great friend to the South Dakota visitor industry, not only locally but throughout the state," the Governor said.
"From reporting live at the Christmas at the Capitol celebration to inviting the Rushmore Mascots on KSFY's morning show at the conclusion of their 2013 bus tour, Shawn
understands the importance of the visitor industry's impact on the state, and has done a tremendous job in helping to tell the South Dakota story."