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The 2017 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Winners of the 2017 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters contest, announced Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


TV I / LARGE MARKET:
(I don't know what the market cut off is for TV)

Spot News:
1, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Chaos in Charlottesville";
2, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Charlottesville Protest."


Continuing News:
1, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Charlottesville Riot and Aftermath";
2, Leslie Rubin, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Jail Break."


Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
1, John Appicello, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA;
2, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA.


Documentary or In-Depth:
1, Jessi Starkey, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Human Trafficking";
2, Pat Simon and Jennifer Abney, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV, "States of Addiction -- Affecting Us All."


Feature or Human Interest:
1, Christian Heilman, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "The Mustang Scheme";
2, Jason Marks and Curtis Akers, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Christmas in August."


Sports Feature:
1, Marcella Robertson and Brandon Graves, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Basketball Heart";
2, Nathan Epstein, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Unlikely Jogging Junkies Head to Boston."


Best Reporter:
1, Brent Solomon, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA;
2, Chris Hoffman, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA.


Editorial or Editorial Series:
1, Kym Grinnage, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 Viewpoint."


Spot News Photography:
1, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Charlottesville Protests";
2, Eamon O'Meara, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Pulaski Church Fire."


Feature Photography:
1, Brad Rice, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Traveling West Virginia";
2, Brandon Graves, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Bodybuilding Inspiration."


Investigative Reporting:
1, Kerri O'Brien and Forrest Shelor, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Unclaimed Restitution";
2, Mark Spain, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA.


Website:
1, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA;
2, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA.


Newscast:
1, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA;
2, Amanda George and McKenzie Bennett, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA.


Weathercast:
1, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA;
2, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA.


Best Weathercaster:
1, Erik Taylor, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV;
2, John Bernier, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA.


TV News Anchor:
1, Mark Spain, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA;
2, Melissa Gaona, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA.


TV Sports Anchor:
1, Norman Seawright III, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV;
2, Scott Cash, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA.


Best Producer:
1, Amy Brodrick, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA;
2, McKenzie Bennet, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA.


Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
1, Jenna Zibton, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Thirty Days of Hope";
2, Katie Shelor, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Poverty Project."


Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
1, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA;
2, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV.


TV II / SMALL MARKET:

Spot News:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Rally Chaos in Charlottesville";
2, WBOY-TV, Clarksburg, WV, "Mannington Floods."


Continuing News:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "White Nationalists Come to Charlottesville";
2, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "The Old Ames Plant Fire."


Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
1, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
2, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA.


Documentary or In-Depth:
1, Brandon Lewis, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Overdosed and Overwhelmed: The Mid-Ohio Valley Drug Epidemic";
2, Madison Carter and Tony Franklin, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Parole in Virginia."


Feature or Human Interest:
1, David Horak, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV, "Singing Coal Miner";
2, Joshua Bolden, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "Hometown Hero -- Antwan Sorrells."


Sports Feature:
1, David DeGuzman, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Signs on the Field";
2, Heather Williams, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "Twelve-Year-Old Champion."


Best Reporter:
1, Todd Baucher, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV;
2, Victoria Wood, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA.


Editorial or Editorial Series:
1, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "IN FOCUS with Governor Jim Justice."


Spot News Photography:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Rally Chaos in Charlottesville";
2, Jeremy Johnson and Nora Neus, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Blaze Breaks Out at Excel Inn Near UVA."


Feature Photography:
1, Victoria Wood, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Mackensie Bowles Equestrian";
2, Matt Talhelm and Patrick Huddleston, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Driverless Car Technology Explored."


Investigative Reporting:
1, Madison Carter, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "In-Depth: Parole in Virginia";
2, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Exposing Estate Sales Unlimited."


Website:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
2, Paul Hess, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV.


Newscast:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
2, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA.


Weathercast:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
2, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV.


Best Weathercaster:
1, Aubrey Urbanowicz, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
2, Heidi Moore, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV.


TV News Anchor:
1, Sharon Gregory, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
2, Kasey Hott, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA.


TV Sports Anchor:
1, Victoria Wood, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
2, Marty Hudtloff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA.


Best Producer:
1, Valerie Sullivan, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV, "The 1,000 Year Flood: Remembered, Never to be Forgotten";
2, Heather Williams, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "It's Bristol, Baby!"


Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
1, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Charlottesville Looks to Move Beyond White Supremacist Events";
2, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV, "The 1,000 Year Flood: Remembered, Never to be Forgotten."


Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
1, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA;
2, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA.


RADIO I / METRO:
Markets 1-199

Spot News:
1, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Congressional Baseball Shooting";
2, Andrew Conner, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Active Shooter Training."


Continuing News:
1, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Charlottesville Protests";
2, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "The Struggle to Stay."


Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
1, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
2, Greg Roberts and Randy Leftwich, WFIR-AM/FM, Roanoke, VA.


Documentary or In-Depth:
1, Jessica Lilly and Roxy Todd, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Inside Appalachia: Water in the Coalfields";
2, Suzanne Higgins and Aaron Shackelford, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Vietnam: West Virginians Remember."


Feature or Human Interest:
1, Luke Church, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Five Points Music Sanctuary";
2, John Aaron, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "A Day in the Life of a Cop."


Sports Feature:
1, Jeff Bossert, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Michael Vick: Hall of Fame or Infamy";
2, Dan Walters, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Jerry's Jokers."


Sports Play-by-Play:
1, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Marshall Football at NC State ";
2, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Marshall Men's Basketball vs. UT-Martin."


Best Reporter:
1, Sandy Hausman, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA;
2, Kara Lofton, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV.


Editorial or Editorial Series:
1, Chris Core, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC.


Investigative Reporting:
1, Sandy Hausman, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Pipeline Prospects";
2, Glynis Board, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Paradise Cost: Coal, Natural Gas and the True Price of Power."


Website:
1, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC.


Newscast:
1, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC;
2, WFIR-AM/FM, Roanoke, VA.


Radio News Anchor:
1, Jessica Lilly, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV.


Radio Sports Anchor:
1, George Wallace, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC;
2, Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV.


Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
1, Rachel Nania, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Child Care Crisis";
2, Jamie Forzato, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Hooked on Heroin: Deadlier Than Ever."


Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
1, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA;
2, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV.


RADIO II / NON-METRO:
Markets 200+

Spot News:
1, Jack Garrett, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "New Police Chief on Crime."


Continuing News:
1, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "August 12 Protests";
2, Jay Hart, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Heather Heyer."


Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
1, Randy Woodward, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA;
2, Austin Bunn, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "G.W. Eagles Sports."


Documentary or In-Depth:
1, Les Sinclair, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Prelude to Charlottesville's August 12th: A Conversation With the Organizer";
2, Janet Michael, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "Traffic Safety."


Feature or Human Interest:
1, Jack Garrett, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "Danville Remembers the Virginia Tech Victims on the Tenth Anniversary of the Tragedy";
2, Michael Guthrie, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Making a Difference Through Toy Lift."


Sports Feature:
1, Randy Woodward and Clint DeHaven, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "Sports Dogs After Hours";
2, Jay James and Dr. Bobby Chhabra, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Best Seat Injury Report With Dr. Chhabra."


Sports Play-by-Play:
1, Mike O'Dell, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA;
2, Jay James, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "WINA High School Football."


Best Reporter:
1, Jack Garrett, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA;
2, Janet Michael, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "VDOT QRI Project."


Editorial or Editorial Series:
1, Les Sinclair, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Could Money Spent Removing Statues be Spent More Wisely?";
2, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Charlottesville Court Fails on Sex Crime Sentencing."


Investigative Reporting:
1, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "When Hate Almost Came to a Charlottesville Church."


Website:
1, Janet Michael, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA.


Newscast:
1, Jay Hart, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA.


Radio News Anchor:
1, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA.


Radio Sports Anchor:
1, Luke Neer, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA;
2, Austin Bunn, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "G.W. Football."


Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
1, Kathryn Davis, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "Healthbeat";
2, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "A Mother Reflects on Her Veteran Son's Suicide."


Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
1, Jay Hart and Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA.
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