WITI-Milwaukee Honored For Excellence

WITI-Milwaukee Honored For Excellence

FOX6 Wins Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Station of the Year, WBA News Operation of the Year and 9 other first place awards

Station also honored with six Regional Edward R. Morrow Awards

Milwaukee, WI. May 6, 2019. WITI FOX 6, Tribune Media’s Milwaukee broadcast television station, is pleased to announce the station has been awarded 11 First Place awards by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, including awards for Station of the Year and News Operation of the Year. Other awards include Best Investigation, Best Sportscast, Best Spot News, Best News Writing, Best Series or Documentary, Best Feature.

“We have an outstanding group of journalists in front of and behind the scenes,” said Chuck Steinmetz, President/General Manager of FOX 6. “They are passionate about serving our viewers and it’s great to see them rewarded with such success.”

John LaPorte, Vice President of News adds, “I am so proud of our team. They are an outstanding group of journalists. It is a great honor to have their hard work recognized by the WBA.”
FOX6 News was honored with the following first place awards:

Best Sportscast  Kaitlin Sharkey

Best Spot News Historic Church Fire

Best News Writing  The Back Roads

Best Hard News/Investigative School Bus Safety Violations

Best Series or Documentary A Matter of Life and Breath

Best Feature On a Mission from Santa

Significant Community Impact – Contact 6

Best Commercial or Underwriting Announcement – Misurelli Sorenson

Best Web Story – School Bus Inspections Show Defective Brakes, Tire Problems, Steering Issues in SE Wisconsin

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.

In April, WITI was awarded 6 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association. FOX6 was also honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2015.  The following is a list of WITI’s 2019 Regional Awards:

Region 4
Large Market Television
Breaking News Coverage
Historic Church Fire

Excellence in Innovation
School Bus Inspection Database

Excellence in Sound
More Than Words

Excellence in Video
The Last Straw


FOX6 News at 9:00 – Sun Prairie Explosion Aftermath

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