WLRN News Wins 14 Awards In The Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Competition
WLRN News won 14 awards in the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters competition for work completed during 2018, including station of the year, and for breaking news and digital programming.
The awards were announced on Saturday, April 13, at a gala event in Orlando.
Here are WLRN’s winners:
General Assignment: Caitie Switalski and Daniel Rivero, "Florida May Not Be Testing Drinking Water Correctly."
Breaking News: "The Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Shooting."
Investigative: Jessica Bakeman, "Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned to Controversial Broward Discipline Program Officials Now Say."
Series / Franchise Reporting: "Selections From Vote Already!" (third year in a row WLRN wins on this category)
Mid-Term Elections Digital Performance: "How to Find Your Way Through 105 Possible Questions in South Florida Ballots."
Weather Reporting: Tristram Korten and Alicia Zuckerman, "Final Flight Into Hurricane Michael Captured Rare Data on How Storms Intensify."
Use of Sound for Radio: Sammy Mack,"Amendment 9 in Two Acts: We Unbundle Arguments Around the Drilling and Vaping Ban." (second year in a row WLRN wins this category)
Website / Digital: Teresa Frontado, Jessica Weiss and Mihail Halatchev (third year in a row WLRN wins on this category)
Digital Programming: Danny (In Ho) Hwang, Katherine Lepri and Teresa Frontado, "Live From the 305." (third year in a row WLRN wins on this category)
Overall | Station of the Year: WLRN News.
Feature | Light news: Nancy Klingener, "In the Keys, Politics is Entertainment — and Always has Been."
Sports Feature: Caitie Switalski, "Why Pickleball is Taking Over a Broward Hockey Rink Near You."
News Anchor or News Team: Luis Hernandez.
Radio Newscast: Luis Hernandez, Tim Padgett and Jessica Bakeman, "The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting."
Here is the complete list of 2018 FAPB winners.