Awards season for Hollywood may be wrapping up, but the awards season for TV stations, including our local
9 & 10 News
, is just announced, and it looks like 9 & 10 News is a household name in northern Michigan for good reason.
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters released the results of their 2011 Broadcast Awards, and WWTV-WWUP, 9 & 10 News grabbed the top spot as the association's Station of the Year Award. That's far from all; the station also was awarded Best Marketing Materials and Promos, Best News Special and Best Community Involvement. It was also honored for merit in several other categories: investigative story, mini-documentary or series, news special, newscast, photojournalist, breaking news story, sports and weathercast.
The Associated Press also announced their 2011 broadcasting awards, and 9 & 10 News was on top of the list again, winning the AP's General Excellence Award. The station also took home Best Newscast, Best Spot News, Best Hard News, Best Continuing Coverage, Best Feature Story, Best Enterprise or Investigative Reporting and Best Weathercast.
Plenty of honorable mentions rounded out the AP award set, in the newscast, spot news, news documentary, feature story, natural sound, spot photojournalism and individual photojournalism categories.
"We are very honored to accept these awards. Our staff is committed to producing a high quality news product for Northern Michigan and these awards reflect our dedication," says Kevin Dunaway, news director of 9 & 10 News.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Kevin Dunaway, 9 & 10 News