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WHO-HD Earns 14 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence

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Station honored with 5 1st Place trophies and 9 Awards of Merit

Channel 13 News earns 1st place for Best Weather, Sports, Photojournalism and Writing

WHO-HD Weather Team earns 1st place for second straight year

 

WHO-HD was the big Iowa winner at this weekend’s Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association awards gala bringing home 14 Eric Sevareid Awards…the most of any station in Iowa..  The accolades included 5 First Place and 9 Awards of Merit.  In the coveted categories of Weather and Sportscast, the 1st Place awards all went to Channel 13 News. The awards were presented Saturday Night in Bloomington, MN.

 

The Channel 13 Weather Team with Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson and meteorologists Jeriann Ritter, Megan Salois, Brett McIntyre and Jennifer McDermed earned 1st place for weather excellence for the second straight year.

 

“I’m humbled by the quality of work the men and women of Channel 13 News continue to achieve,” said WHO-HD News Director Rod Peterson.  “Their hard work and dedication to excellence continues to be recognized not only by our incredible viewers but also by their peers.  I am proud to work with them every day.”

 

The entire list and links to the award-winning stories are below.

 

1ST PLACE
Eric Sevareid Award
Weather
WHO Weather Excellence
Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson
Meteorologists Jeriann Ritter, Megan Salois, Brett McIntyre, Jennifer McDermed
1ST PLACE
Eric Sevareid Award
Sportscast
Best Sportscast
Keith Murphy, Sports Director
Michael Admire & John Sears – Reporters
1ST PLACE
Eric Sevareid Award
Sports Reporting
Twin Triathlon
Jodi Whitworth, Reporter
Matt Van Winkle, Photojournalist
1ST PLACEEric Sevareid Award Broadcast WritingFales Writing CompositeAndy Fales, Anchor/Reporter
1ST PLACE
Eric Sevareid Award
Photojournalism
Composite
Randy Schumacher, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
General Reporting
24 Hours Dispatch
Jodi Whitworth, Reporter
Matt Van Winkle, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Hard Feature
Move Over Law
Sonya Heitshusen, Anchor/Reporter
Eric Gooden, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Investigative
Rental Car Ripoff
Dan Winters, Anchor/Reporter
Lee Rouse, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Newscast
Channel 13 News at 10
WHO-HD News Staff
Dan Hendrickson, Producer
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Series
Spokes and Stories
Stephanie Moore, Reporter
Mike Borland, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Soft Feature
Not Your Average DJ
Eric Wheater, Reporter
Matt Van Winkle, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Sports Reporting
Cowboy-Mounted Shooters
Andy Fales, Anchor/Reporter
Brandon McCauley, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Spot News
Nowhere To Go
Stephanie Moore, Reporter
Sam Musser, Photojournalist
Eric Sevareid
Award Of Merit
Spot News
Younkers Building Fire
WHO-HD News Staff
Lee Rouse, Eli Gardiner, Matt Van Winkle. Photojournalists

About MBJA

The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA) serves Midwest electronic journalists with training, networking and career growth.  The MBJA’s service area covers six states including North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Chartered in 1949 as the Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA), the association changed their name in 2014 to better reflect the group’s identity.

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