Wednesday, July 17, 2013
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- WRDW-TV News 12 has won seven top journalism awards and also received the Pacemaker Award for outstanding excellence by the Georgia Associated Press.
The first place honors include Best Investigative Reporting for 12 On Your Side’s uncovering of questionable business practices by an Augusta job placement agency and Best Spot News Reporting for the news staff’s coverage of last October’s deadly shooting inside University Hospital.
Top honors also went to News 12 anchors. Anchor Richard Rogers was named Best Anchor/Reporter. Meredith Anderson received first place for Best Series Reporting for her reports on “The Potter’s House”, a grassroots, faith-based home rehabilitating women with drug addictions.
News 12 Sports, led by Sports Director Kevin Faigle, received first place in Best Sports Reporting for Operation Football Live, News 12’s high school football season special. The News 12 Staff also received Best Spot News Video as well as Best Staff Coverage.
“These honors, particularly the Pacemaker Award, are especially rewarding because they represent the journalistic strength of our news team as a whole,” said Estelle Parsley, VP. of News & Operations. This is the second year in a row the Georgia Associated Press has awarded WRDW-TV News 12 the Pacemaker Award.
The Georgia Associated Press also gave Honorable Mentions to News 12 for the past year in seven areas of reporting, including Best Newscast, Best Sportscast and Best Multiplatform Coverage.
WRDW-TV remains Augusta’s most honored news team. Other journalism awards for this past year include an Emmy nomination, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, five GABBY Awards and seven Merit Awards by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.
Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R. Murrow Awards
Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Awards
Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Awards
Georgia Associated Press Awards Winners
Georgia Associated Press Honorable Mentions