08 May WITI FOX6 Honored By Wisconsin Broadcasters Association For Excellence
Station Named Large Market News Operation of the Year
WITI also Honored with 8 First Place Awards
Milwaukee, WI. May 8, 2018. WITI FOX 6, Tribune Media’s Milwaukee broadcast television station, is pleased to announce the station has been named Large Market News Operation of the Year for 2017 by the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association. In addition, the station was awarded 8 First Place awards by the Association, including awards for Best Morning Newscast, Best Spot News, Best Hard News, Best Use of Sports Video, Best Specialty Coverage, Best Editorial, Best Web Story and Best Commercial.
“I am very proud of the entire Fox 6 news team. They work very hard to deliver important stories that matter to our community. It is great that those efforts have been recognized by their peers,” said John LaPorte, Vice President of News, WITI.
FOX6 News was honored with the following first place awards:
BEST MORNING NEWSCAST
FOX 6 WAKEUP at 7:00 AM: June 1, 2017 – WITI Staff
BEST SPOT NEWS
DIDION MILLING PLANT EXPLOSION – WITI Staff
BEST HARD NEWS/INVESTIGATIVE
SECRET DISCIPLINE – Bryan Polcyn, Stephen Davis, Andrew Konkle, Tim Primeau & Dave Michuda
BEST USE OF SPORTS VIDEO
GOD’S CLASSROOM – Brandon Cruz & Mickie Leach
BEST SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING
PERRY’S PEOPLE -Ted Perry, Sara Smith & WITI Staff
TEDITORIAL: A MUCH-NEEDED JOINT EFFORT- Ted Perry
BEST WEB STORY
DRUG BUST OPERATION – Ashley Sears & Katie DeLong
MAX A. SASS & SONS FUNERAL HOMES- Matt Close & Jeff Darrow
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.
For more information please visit: http://fox6now.com/
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