TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A co-host of Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" stopped by the Capital City Friday where he was honored at the Kansas Native Sons and Daughters Banquet.
Steve Doocy was awarded the "Distinguished Kansan of the Year" award. Doocy, who earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, said coming home was special.
"This means a lot to me," said Doocy. "This is where I grew up, went to college, learned to do the TV thing. So, or someone to pick up the phone and say we want to honor you this way, it means a lot."
He did say the Fox News crew still gives him a hard time when he's waving the wheat that he's from the Sunflower State.
Doocy has received 11 local Emmy awards throughout his career for his work.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt introduced Doocy and handed him the plaque,