07 Mar FOX31 Denver Honored With Five First Place Awards By Colorado Broadcasters Association
Best Weathercaster, Best Documentary Among Honors Awarded
MARCH 7, 2016 – FOX31 Denver, KDVR-TV, won a total of five first place awards at the annual Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards of Excellence Saturday night. The Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards honor excellence in television and radio broadcasting.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our team,” said Holly Gauntt, Vice President of News and Digital for KDVR and KWGN. “The awards are great affirmation from our peers and a reflection of what we strive to bring our viewers and readers day in and day out.”
FOX31 Good Day Colorado Meteorologist Greg Dutra was among those winning top honors when he was awarded Best Weathercaster.
Also honored were Anchor Jeremy Hubbard and Photojournalist Sean Towle who won Best Documentary for “The Forgotten Islands,” in which FOX31 Denver traveled to remote Pacific islands with a group of World War II veterans who fought there seventy years ago. It was an emotional visit for the aging heroes, who thought they would never again see the places that forged who they later became.
FOX31 Denver Anchor Deborah Takahara and Towle were awarded Best Public Affairs Program for “Stories of Hope,” which profiled patients with debilitating spinal cord injuries and followed their emotional and inspiring journeys to recovery at world-renowned Craig Hospital.
First place awards also went to Reporter Dan Daru for Best Specialty Reporter and Reporter Kevin Torres for Best Use of New Media.
In addition to the five first place honors, FOX31 Denver also received eight second place certificates of merit at the Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards of Excellence.
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