07 Jun PIX11 Wins 2 New York Press Club Awards
Best Continuing Coverage and Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York Award
June 7, 2017 — PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, is proud to announce it has been awarded two New York Press Club Awards. The annual New York Press Club Awards for Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, photographers, editors, producers and multimediographers in the New York region. The awards were presented at Manhattan’s Water Club.
The following are the 2 awards won by PIX11:
Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York
“Homeless Man Goes Home for Christmas”
A PIX11 report inspires a viewer to help send a homeless man to see his family for Christmas.
“No Place to Call Home: Homeless Hotels”
Jay Dow, Mario Diaz, Victor Lopez, Ian Handler, Pete Ruello, Chris Behn and Staff
For this series on NYC’s homeless crisis, PIX11 News reporters Jay Dow and Mario Diaz confirmed that NYC’s homeless are being warehoused; official spending for temporary homeless shelters is being exploited — and nobody in charge was doing much about it. The series has prompted change by the New York City Department of Homeless Services in the way DHS cares for homeless families.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including over 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.