Special Honors For NBC15 News

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 --- 9:00 a.m.

NBC15 has been honored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association as "Station of the Year" and "Best News Operation of the Year."

The awards were presented this past weekend at the WBA's 2009 Awards for Excellence Gala.

NBC15 received several first place awards:

-- Spot News
Entry: "Adair Manhunt"
Reporters: Zac Schultz and Chris Woodard

-- Hard News/Investigative
Entry: "Special Assignment: Child Porn"
Reporter: Dana Brueck
Photographer: Curt Lenz

-- News Video
Entry: "Inside 911"
Photographers: David Clay and Sam Sorenson

-- Sports Video
Entry: "When We Were Kings"
Reporters/Photographers: Robb Vogel, Nick Austin, David Kmiecik and Brad Trummer

-- Weathercast
Entry: NBC15 Chief Meteorologist David George

-- Significant Community Impact
Entry: "NBC15's Share Your Holidays."

NBC15 received second place awards in the following categories: Hard News/Investigative (second entry in category), Series/Documentary, Feature, News Video (second entry in category), Sports Reporting, Sportscast, Best Commercial.

Third place awards were presented to NBC15 for the following categories: Evening Newscast, Public Service Announcement, Best Commercial (second entry in category) and Best Coverage of Economic Downturn.

The Excellence in Broadcasting Awards program is sponsored annually by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to recognize outstanding achievement by Wisconsin radio and television broadcasters.

In April, NBC15 was honored by the "Associated Press" with several first place awards. First place awards were given in the following categories:

-- Best Spot News:
Entry: Columbus Chemical Fire
NBC15 News Staff

-- Best Continuing Coverage:
Entry: Cold Case Solved
Reporter: Dana Brueck
Photographers: Jason Rice & Curt Lenz

-- Best Feature:
Entry: Power To Forgive
Reporter: Leigh Mills
Photographer: Sam Sorenson

-- Best TV Audio:
Entry: Singing Valentines
Photographer: Paul Lewis

-- Best Photography:
Entry: The Power Of Art
Photographer: Sam Sorenson

In March, WMTV NBC15 won two regional 2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards from RTDNA, the Radio Television Digital News Association.

NBC15 received the following honors:

-- Best Continuing Coverage:
Entry: Cold Case Solved
Reporter: Dana Brueck
Photographers: Jason Rice & Curt Lenz

-- Best Feature:
Entry: Power To Forgive
Reporter: Leigh Mills
Photographer: Sam Sorenson


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