WITI FOX6 Named Television Station of the Year and Television News Operation of the Year by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

WITI FOX6 Named Television Station of the Year and Television News Operation of the Year by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association


Station Wins 26 Awards for Excellence Including Best Hard News,

Best News Writing, Best Feature, Best Sports Reporting, Best Weathercast

and Best Commentary


Milwaukee, WI. May 5, 2014–WITI FOX 6, Tribune Company’s Milwaukee broadcast television station, is pleased to announce the station has been awarded 26 awards by the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association, including the highest honors of Television Station of the Year and Television News Operation of the Year.


The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is the only trade association which supports, promotes and represents all radio and television broadcasters in Wisconsin. Each year the WBA honors the best in local journalism.  This year, WITI was honored with a total of 26 awards, including 14 First Place, more than any other Milwaukee television station.


“I am very proud of the entire staff. They know how much news matters to our viewers – they work very hard every day to serve them,” said John LaPorte, Vice President of News, WITI.  “It is great to have the results of that hard work recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. I am very blessed to work with such a great group of journalists and broadcasters.”


The following are the WBA awards won by WITI:


2013 News Operation Of  The Year Award
1st   Place: WITI TV
2013   Station Of  The Year Award
1st   Place: WITI TV
Best   Morning Newscast
3rd   Place: WITI TV,   FOX6 Wakeup News
Best   News Writing
1st   Place: WITI TV,   License to Kill
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Faith on a Fault Line
Best   Hard News/Investigative
1st   Place: WITI TV,   High Risk Rent
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Azana Salon 911 Protocols
Best   Series Or Documentary
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Dr. Ripoff
3rd   Place: WITI TV,   Backward or Skyward
Best   Feature
1st   Place: WITI TV,   First Grade Crush
2nd   Place: WITI TV, A   Legion of Followers
Best   Live On-Scene Reporting
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Brad Hicks
Best   Continuing Coverage
1st   Place: WITI TV,   “Smack” of Reality: Heroin’s Deadly Resurgence
Best   Use Of News Video
1st   Place: WITI TV,   The Million-Mile Man
Best   Sports Reporting
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Circling Back Around
3rd   Place: WITI TV,   Seeing and Hitting Ͳ Doubles
Best   Sportscast
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Tim Van Vooren
3rd   Place: WITI TV,   Tom Pipines
Best   Use Of Sports Video
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Sisters in the Saddle
Best   Weathercast
1st   Place: WITI TV,   Vince Condella
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Rob Haswell
Best   Significant Community Impact
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Contact 6
Best   Specialty Programming
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Packers Family Night Pregame Special
Best   Editorial/Commentary
1st   Place: WITI TV,   “The Teditorial” – December 10, 2013
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   “The Teditorial” – August 26, 2013
Best   Commercial
2nd   Place: WITI TV,   Milwaukee PC



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