Megan Sanchez of Bettendorf is part of the Western Illinois University student-produced television newscast, "Live at Four," that was named the top newscast in the nation by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

The nation's top award went to the 30-minute live production that aired Nov. 17, 2016, when students reported live from Canton, Illinois, one day after a major gas explosion downtown.

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Sanchez is a senior broadcasting major and part of the NEWS3 team.

Breanna Descourouez, a senior broadcasting major from Moline, also won an award for Best Community News for her story "Celebrating the Life of Silven Yocum."