WFPL News Wins Many Awards From the Kentucky AP

WFPL News won a total of 25 awards at the Kentucky AP Broadcasters contest this weekend.

The newsroom took home nine first place trophies, ten for second place and six honorable mentions. WFPL’s first place wins came in the categories of:

Best Use of Sound for Devin Katayama and Joseph Lord’s state fair reporting Best Public Affairs for Erica Peterson’s Hollowed Mountains story Best Sports Feature for Rick Howlett’s profile of Louisville Bats catcher Corky Miller Best Sports Reporting for Rick Howlett’s coverage of U of L’s athletic success Best Political Coverage for Phillip Bailey and staff’s reporting on Progress Kentucky Best Enterprise Reporting for Erica Peterson’s black carbon series Best Anchor to Morning Edition host Jonathan Bastian

Here is the full list of awards for WFPL News.

Best use of Sound

  • Hon. mention: Devin Katayama
  • Second place: Devin Katayama
  • First place: Devin Katayama & Joseph Lord

Best Series/Documentary

  • Second place: Erica Peterson

Best Short Serious News Feature

  • Hon. mention: Devin Katayama 
  • Second place: Rick Howlett

Best Short Light News Feature

  • Second place: Gabe Bullard

Best Radio Reporter

  • Second place: Erica Peterson

Best Public Affairs

  • Second place: Devin Katayama
  • First place: Erica Peterson

Best Sports Feature

  • First place: Rick Howlett

Best Sports Reporting

  • First place: Rick Howlett

Best Political Coverage

  • Second place: Phillip Bailey
  • First place: Phillip Bailey & Gabe Bullard

Best Long Light News Feature

  • Second place: Gabe Bullard

Best Enterprise Reporting

  • Hon. mention: R.G. Dunlop
  • Second place: Rick Howlett
  • First place: Erica Peterson

Best Continuing Coverage

  • Second place: Erica Peterson

Best Spot News

  • Hon. mention: Rick Howlett

Best Long Newscast

  • Hon. mention: Jonathan Bastian

Best Continuing Coverage

  • Hon. mention: Phillip Bailey, Gabe Bullard, Kenny Colston

Best Long Serious News Feature

  • First place: Erica Peterson

Best Website

  • First Place: WFPL Staff

Best Radio Anchor

  • First place: Jonathan Bastian

A full list of all the winners is on the AP website.

Gabe Bullard

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.

@gbullard

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