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2016 The Virginias AP Broadcasters' Awards

Post by The-Hammer » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:49 pm

(Not to be confused with the WVBA awards, which also occurred today.)

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Here are the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners:

COLLEGE DIVISION

News Story - Radio:
Superior, Keegan Pardon, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "LU Traffic Tie-ups;"
Meritorious, Joe Mixie, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Feeling Hungry?"
Meritorious, Keegan Pardon, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Coke vs. Pepsi."

Feature Story - Radio:
Superior, Matt Guercia, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "The Story of the Spirit Rock;"
Meritorious, Landry Coleman, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Flashback Farms;"
Meritorious, Joshua Goebel, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Life in Revolution."

Sports Story or Sports Program - Radio:
Superior, Keegan Pardon, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "The Madness of March;"
Meritorious, Joe Mixie, Thomas Pensiero and Jacob Patterson, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Average Joe's Sports Show: Saturday Morning Sports Talk;"
Meritorious, Margaux Gill, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Meet the Jayhawks."

News Program - Radio:
Superior, Melanie Smith and Kyleigh Rice, WWVU-FM, Morgantown, WV, "Feedback - A Divided Nation;"
Meritorious, William Young, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "90.9 WQLU Newscast: 9/21/16."


METROPOLITAN RADIO DIVISION

Spot News:
Superior, Dave Mistich, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Reports of Post-Flood Theft, Looting Prompt Curfews in Some W.Va. Communities;"
Meritorious, WTOP Staff, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Metro Shutdown."

Continuing News:
Superior, WTOP Staff, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Blizzard of 2016."

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, Greg Roberts and Randy Leftwich, WFIR-AM/FM, Roanoke, VA;
Meritorious, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA.

Documentary or In-Depth:
Superior, Jessica Lilly, Roxy Todd and Suzanne Higgins, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Can We Rebuild? Many Flood Survivors Grappling With a Long Recovery."

Feature or Human Interest:
Superior, Kristi King, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Sip 'N Shop;"
Meritorious, Liz McCormick, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Drug Epidemic Takes Toll on Foster Care System;"
Meritorious, Kelley Libby, WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "When it Took on a Different Meaning: The Confederate Flag."

Sports Feature:
Superior, Joe Mixie, Denton Day and Thomas Pensiero, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Average Joe's Sports Show: NFL Draft Chat With Liberty Football's Josh Woodrum & John Lunsford;"
Meritorious, Jeremy Fitch, Denton Day and Adam Fornwalt, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Beyond the Statistics NBA Talk: Russell Westbrook;"
Meritorious, Adam Fornwalt, WQLU-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Interview With Liberty Hockey's Ben Hughes."

Individual Reporter:
Superior, Max Smith, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC;
Meritorious, Ashton Marra, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV;"
Meritorious, Kara Lofton, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV.

Editorial or Editorial Series:
Superior, Chris Core, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Core Values;"
Meritorious, Scott Finn, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "When Everyone Is a Felon, Who Will Do the Work?"

Investigative Reporting:
Superior, Glynis Board, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound up Near Homes and Schools."

Website:
Superior, WTOP.com Staff, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "WTOP.com;"
Meritorious, Chad Matlick and Dave Mistich, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "wvpublic.org."

Newscast:
Superior, WTOP Staff, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "November 9th, 2016 5 a.m.;"
Meritorious, WFIR-AM/FM, Roanoke, VA, "Roanoke Valley's Morning News with Joey Self 3-23;"
Meritorious, Liz McCormick, Ashton Marra and Glynis Board, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Gov. Tomblin Visits Clendendin & Rainelle, Flood Survivors Recount Rescue."

Radio News Anchor:
Superior, Jessica Lilly, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV;
Meritorious, Sondra Woodward, WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA; Meritorious, Tony Macrini and Bob Matthews, WNIS-AM, Norfolk, VA, "Macrini's Morning News."

Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
Superior, Jesse Wright, WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Coverage of June 2016 Flooding and Its Aftermath;"
Meritorious, Neal Augenstein, Max Smith and Dave Dildine, WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Crumbling Capital."

NONMETROPOLITAN RADIO DIVISION

Spot News:
Superior, Jack Garrett, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "WWII Vet from Danville Receives France's Highest Honor."

Continuing News:
Superior, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Bellamy Tweets;"
Meritorious, Chris Callahan and Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Controversial Statues."

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
Meritorious, Jay James, Luke Neer and Channing Poole, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Don Robertson, Austin Bunn and Clarke Whitfield, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "GW Eagles Football."

Documentary or In-Depth:
Superior, Les Sinclair, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Text Messages Can Do Good;"
Meritorious, Les Sinclair, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Who's Responsible for Your Safety at Work?"
Meritorious, Janet Michael, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "Valley Today."

Feature or Human Interest:
Superior, Rebecca Turnbull, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "One-Room Schoolhouse;"
Meritorious, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "A Life Behind the Lens;"
Meritorious, Rebecca Turnbull, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "WV Makes."

Sports Feature:
Superior, Adam Rogers, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "McKenzie Akers Returns."

Sports Play-by-Play:
Superior, Adam Rogers, James Collier and Sage Shavers, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Marshall Football (at) Pitt;"
Meritorious, Mario Retrosi, WSVA-AM, Harrisonburg, VA, "High School Football Central at Turner Ashby;"
Meritorious, Jay James, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "High School Football Game of the Week."

Individual Reporter:
Superior, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Rebecca Turnbull, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
Meritorious, Jack Garrett, WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "Averett University Music Program."

Editorial or Editorial Series:
Superior, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Don't Cry for Him."

Website:
Superior, Janet Michael and Lita Robinson, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "www.theriver953.com."

Newscast:
Superior, Mario Retrosi, WSVA-AM, Harrisonburg, VA, "WSVA Newscast from 12/12/16;"
Meritorious, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA; Meritorious, Tom Davis, WRAR-FM, Tappahannock, VA, "Tornado Recovery 022616."

Radio News Anchor:
Superior, Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Kyra Biscarner, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
Meritorious, Amanda Reesman, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV.

Radio Sports Anchor:
Superior, Adam Rogers, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
Meritorious, Matt Miller, WRNR-AM, Martinsburg, WV;
Meritorious, Luke Creasy, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV.

Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
Superior, Karl Magenhofer, WSVA-AM, Harrisonburg, VA, "Beyond the Sound Bite - 1/24/16;"
Meritorious, Les Sinclair, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "The State of Homelessness;"
Meritorious, Rob Schilling, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA, "Cop Talk."

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, Chris Callahan and Dori Zook, WINA-AM/FM, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV;
Meritorious, Janet Michael, WZRV-FM, Front Royal, VA, "Alcohol Lab."

LARGE-MARKET TELEVISION DIVISION

Spot News:
Superior, NBC12 News Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Deadly Tornadoes;"
Meritorious, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "FreightCar America Shootings;"
Meritorious, Tiaira Shoultz, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Navy Jets Collide."

Continuing News:
Superior, Rick Moll, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Murder of Nicole Lovell;"
Meritorious, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "The Sheriff vs The Mayor;" M
eritorious, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "8News Winter Weather."

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, Mitch Carr and Chip Brierre, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "WRIC Sports;"
Meritorious, Marc Davis and Matt Estreich, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 Sports;"
Meritorious, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WDBJ7 Sports."

Documentary or In-Depth:
Superior, NBC12 News Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Deadly Tornado Aftermath;"
Meritorious, Jeff Myers and Tom Schaad, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Tangier Island: A Way of Life Going Under;"
Meritorious, John Carlin and Lee Friesland, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Deschutes to Roanoke."

Feature or Human Interest:
Superior, Evanne Armour and Daurent Granger, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Made in RVA;"
Meritorious, Philip Townsend, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Abby the Flower Girl;"
Meritorious, Jason Marks, Larry Carney and Morgan Gilliam, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Shore Patrol."

Sports Feature:
Superior, Marcella Robertson and Brandon Graves, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Bodybuilding Inspiration;"
Meritorious, Zac Glover, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Getting Back in the Game;"
Meritorious, Norman Seawright III, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV, "Football Safety."

Individual Reporter:
Superior, Shayne Dwyer, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA;
Meritorious, Christian Heilman, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA;
Meritorious, Marcella Robertson, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA.

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

Spot Photography:
Superior, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Appomattox County Tornado."

Feature Photography:
Superior, Jon Goodwin, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Inside Quantico;"
Meritorious, Brad Rice, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Traveling West Virginia;"
Meritorious, Devan Mello, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Civil War Remains."

Investigative Reporting:
Superior, Leslie Rubin, WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Shakedown Behind Bars;"
Meritorious, Kerri O'Brien and Forrest Shelor, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Kerri O'Brien Investigative Reporter;"
Meritorious, Kristin Smith and Forrest Shelor, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Kristin Smith Investigative Reporter VA Animal Shelters."

Website:
Superior, Beth Tyree, Catey Doss and Ashley Rhodes, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "WSET.com;"
Meritorious, NBC12 Digital Staff, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12.com;"
Meritorious, Jeff Williamson and James Riley, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WSLS.com."

Newscast:
Superior, NBC12 News Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 News at 11;"
Meritorious, Matthew Horn, Brandi Cummings and Laura Caso, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Hurricane Matthew 11PM;"
Meritorious, Tiaira Shoultz, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "13News Now at 6."

Weathercast:
Superior, NBC12 First Alert Weather Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 First Alert Weather;"
Meritorious, Leo Hirsbrunner, Brent Watts and Robin Reed, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WDBJ7 Weathercast;"
Meritorious, Tim Pandajis, Jeff Lawson and Evan Stewart, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Hurricane Matthew - 13News Now Weather Team."

Individual Weathercaster:
Superior, John Bernier, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA;
Meritorious, Brent Watts, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA;
Meritorious, Spencer Adkins, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV.

TV News Anchor:
Superior, Jean Jadhon, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA;
Meritorious, Megan Dice, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA;
Meritorious, Andre Senior, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA.

TV Sports Anchor:
Superior, Norman Seawright III, WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV;
Meritorious, Mitch Carr, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA;
Meritorious, John Appicello, WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA.

Individual Producer:
Superior, Bob Bennett, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "WAVY News 10 At 6: After Matthew/Hampton Roads Cleans Up;"
Meritorious, Bob Bennett, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "WAVY News 10 At 6: Election Night In America;"
Meritorious, Amanda George, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA.

Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
Superior, Laura Geller and Jon Goodwin, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Waiting in Vain;"
Meritorious, Brandi Cummings, Larry Carney and Robert Rizzo, WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Policing Mental Illness;"
Meritorious, Diane Walker and 12 On Your Side Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "12 on Your Side."

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA;
Meritorious, NBC12 News Team, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA;
Meritorious, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA.

SMALL-MARKET TELEVISION DIVISION

Spot News:
Superior, NBC29 Staff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Storm Team 29."

Continuing News:
Superior, NBC29 Staff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Race, Memorials and Public Spaces in Charlottesville;"
Meritorious, WCYB Staff, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "Volunteer Parkway Shooting;"
Meritorious, STAFF, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Rocky Mount Wildfire.

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, Marty Hudtloff, Mike Shiers and Wolf Golhke, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "NBC29 Sports;"
Meritorious, WCYB Sports Staff, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "WCYB TV Sports;"
Meritorious, Damon Dillman, Bridget Condon and Zach Maskavich, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "CBS19 Sports."

Documentary or In-Depth:
Superior, Casey Goetz, Heather Williams and Paul Johnson, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "It's Bristol, Baby!"
Meritorious, Rick Douglas and Matt Irvin, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "Digging Deeper;"
Meritorious, CBS19 News Team, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "A/C Problems at Crescent Halls."

Feature or Human Interest:
Superior, Matt Talhelm and Patrick Huddleston, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Rockbridge Guitars;"
Meritorious, Chernéy Amhara, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Daughters of Zion;"
Meritorious, Henry Graff and Patrick Huddleston, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Retiring Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo Looks Back, Forward."

Sports Feature:
Superior, Andrew Clay, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Broadway Salutes;"
Meritorious, Andrew Clay, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Defining Family;"
Meritorious, Heather Williams, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "Vintage Baseball."

Individual Reporter:
Superior, Chernéy Amhara, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Alison Wickline, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV;
Meritorious, Mary Smith, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV.

Editorial or Editorial Series:
Superior, Roger Sheppard, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Roger's Editorial;"
Meritorious, Val Thompson, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Know Your Candidates."

Feature Photography:
Superior, Taylor Cairns, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "After the Storm Comes a Rainbow;"
Meritorious, Sharon Gregory and Anthony Franklin, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Under the Steel."

Investigative Reporting:
Superior, Kristi O'Connor, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "The Cost of Lockup;"
Meritorious, Nora Neus, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Overcrowding."

Website:
Superior, NBC29 Staff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "NBC29.com;"
Meritorious, WVVA Staff, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "WVVA.com."

Newscast:
Superior, Staff, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
Meritorious, WTAP News, WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "WTAP News (at) 6 - 5/20/2016;"
Meritorious, NBC29 Staff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "NBC29 News at Six - January 5, 2016."

Weathercast:
Superior, WCYB Weather Staff, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "Winter Storms;"
Meritorious, NBC29 Staff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Storm Team 29 - January Storm Begins;"
Meritorious, Travis Koshko and David Reese, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "CBS19 Weather: February 15, 2016."

Individual Weathercaster:
Superior, Greg Master, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
Meritorious, Clayton Stiver, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA; Meritorious, Katherine Thompson, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV.

TV News Anchor:
Superior, PJ Johnson, WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA;
Meritorious, Ken Jefferson, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Tara Wheeler, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA.

TV Sports Anchor:
Superior, Marty Hudtloff, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, David DeGuzman, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
Meritorious, Heather Williams, WCYB-TV, Bristol.

Individual Producer:
Superior, Amanda Williams, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA;
Meritorious, Wayne Stafford, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV.

Douglas Southall Freeman Award:
Superior, Valerie Sullivan, Tim Carrico and Jessica Schueler, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV, "The 1,000 Year Flood: Helping Our Neighbors;"
Meritorious, WVVA Staff, WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "Rebuild West Virginia Telethon;"
Meritorious, Nora Neus, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Opioid Epidemic in Central Virginia."

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias:
Superior, Al Sandubrae, Lon Tegels and Valerie Sullivan, WVNS-TV, Beckley-Bluefield-Lewisburg, WV;
Meritorious, Staff, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA;
Meritorious, News Staff, WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "CBS19 News."
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