WHO-HD Earns 8 Eric Sevareid Awards For Journalism Excellence

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April 16, 2018
Station honored with 5 First Place trophies and 3 Awards of Merit
Channel 13 News earns First Place for Newscast, Weather, General Reporting, Writing and more
WHO-HD Weather Team earns First Place for the 4th time in 5 years
Most MBJA Awards earned by any station in Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – WHO-HD was the big winner at this weekend’s Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association awards gala bringing home 8 Eric Sevareid Awards…the most of any station in Iowa.  The accolades included 5 First Place and 3 Awards of Merit in the Medium Market-Television category. 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 Amber Alexander earned 1st place for weather excellence for the fourth time in five years. Today in Iowa Anchor and station veteran Andy Fales won his 4th consecutive First Place award in Broadcast Writing and another First Place award in the Soft Feature category. WHO-HD’s Political Director Dave Price took home First Place honors in General Reporting with his State Legislature inspired story “Republican majority Powers Through Agenda.” And, Channel 13 News at Six earned Best Newscast accolades with coverage of the massive Plaza Lanes fire last December.

“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.”

Newscast – 1st Place
Channel 13 News at 6
Erin Kiernan & Dan Winters Anchors
Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson
Sports Director Keith Murphy
Dan Hendrickson, Executive Producer
Assistant News Director, Paul Lepert

Weather- 1st Place
Winter Storm
Chief Meteorologist Ed Wilson, Meteorologists Jeriann Ritter, Brett McIntyre, Megan Salois, Amber Alexander

General Reporting- 1st Place
Republican Majority Powers Through Agenda
Dave Price, Political DirectorMike Borland, Chief Photojournalist

Eric Gooden, Photojournalist

Travis Jungling, Photojournalist

Randy Schumacher, Photojournalist

Soft Feature- 1st Place
New Space for an Old Place
Andy Fales, Writer/Reporter
Randy Schumacher, Photojournalist
Eric Gooden, Editor

Broadcast Writing- 1st Place
Andy Fales Covers Iowa
Andy Fales, Reporter/Writer

Sportscast/Program-Award of Merit
Keith Murph Sports
Keith Murphy, Sports Director
John Sears, Anchor/Reporter
Michael Admire, Anchor/Reporter

Sports Reporting-Award of Merit
The Flying Viking
John Sears, Sports Reporter

Soft Feature-Award of Merit

Donut Day

Erin Kiernan, Anchor/Reporter
Randy Schumacher, Photojournalist
About WHO-HD Channel 13
WHO-HD Channel 13, owned by Tribune Media Company, is celebrating 64 years of broadcast service to central Iowa.  Channel 13 News prides itself on bringing viewers rich, local content in total high definition.  From investigations to ground-breaking, creative coverage of the big daily story, more and more Iowans are choosing Channel 13 News.
In 2017, WHO-HD earned 18 awards for journalism excellence including:
In 2016, WHO-HD earned 41 awards for Journalism Excellence…the most of any station in Iowa.
The technology leader, WHO-HD Channel 13 is now utilizing a powerful-new S-Band Doppler Radar that includes the most advanced technology available in Iowa.  In 2010, WHO-HD became the first commercial television station in Iowa to begin broadcasting all local programming in total high definition in 2010.  In addition, WHO-HD was the first station in Iowa to: utilize videotape, broadcast live from news events and protect with live Doppler radar.
About Tribune Media Company
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.



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