WHO-HD Earns 20 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence

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Channel 13 News receives the most 2012 NBNA Awards in Iowa
Winning categories include Investigation, Reporting and Hard Feature

The Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA) has presented Channel 13 News with 20 Eric Sevareid Awards, the most of any television station in Iowa.  The achievement includes awards for “Investigation”, “General Reporting”, “Series” and “Hard Feature.”  The station received the awards March 31st during the Midwest Journalism Conference in Minneapolis.

The station’s other awards include accolades for “Best Newscast”, “Best Sportscast,” “Spot News”, “Broadcast Writing”, “Photojournalism”, “Sports Reporting”, and for Sound Off with Keith Murphy.  (A complete list of all the awards including a link to the story is below.)

“I could not be more proud of the team at Channel 13 News,” says WHO-HD News Director Rod Peterson.  “In an industry that is continually evolving and more competitive, it still comes down to telling compelling stories and that’s what these accolades represent.”

2012 WHO-HD
Eric Sevareid Awards

Recipient

Story Title

Investigative

Sonya Heitshusen

“Classroom Crime”

General Reporting

Dave Price

“Snuffed Out”

Series

Aaron Brilbeck

“Zowie’s Journey”

Hard Feature-24 Hours

Krystle Kacner

Jeff Felton

Randy Schumacher

“24 Hours in the ER”

Soft Feature

Andy Fales

“Iowa Icon:

Fareway Meats”

Newscast

10pm News Team

Channel 13 News at 10

Weather

Megan Salois

Brett McIntyre

Weather Submission

Sportscast/Program

Keith Murphy

Keith Murphy Sportscast

Investigative

Dan Winters

“The 411 on 911”

Series

Erin Kiernan

“Deceptive Diets”

Series

Lynn Melling

“Dating Violence”

Spot News

Megan Reuther Randy Schumacher

“Martensdale Fire”

Broadcast Writing

Andy Fales

“Rescued Junk”

General Reporting

Andy Fales

“Rescued Junk”

Hard Feature

Erin Kiernan

“What’s the Cost?”

Photojournalism

Randy Schumacher

Composite

Soft Feature

Andy Fales

“Andy Answers: Part 3”

Sports Reporting

Erin Kiernan

“Freedom to Ride”

Sports Reporting

Andy Fales

“Water Changes Everything”

Talk/Public Affairs

Andy Fales

Chris Hassel

“SoundOFF with Keith Murphy”

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