ABC Action News tops among local TV stations in Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards
The Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Awards were announced Saturday night, and Tampa-area TV stations dominated the large market category, with local ABC affiliate WFTS-Ch. 28 (a.k.a., ABC Action News) earning seven first-place awards and a dozen honors overall.
Below is the list of awards for large market stations (Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Orlando), with the first station or individual listed as the first place winner.
Cool to see WFTS anchor Brendan McLaughlin -- who embraced a job change which led him to work as a one-man band, filming his own stories -- honored as best mobile journalist and longtime street reporter Mike Deeson at WTSP-Ch. 10 getting an individual achievement award. According to Deeson's Facebook page, he's earned that honor in every decade since the '80s.
Tampa NPR affiliate WUSF also won three awards in radio categories, for mobile journalist, best newscast and investigative reporting. It was the only Tampa station to win.
The TV list follows:
TV Large Market
1) Bay News 9: Florida Decides Election 2010, Matt Borek, Liz Rosenblum. 2) WLTV: Destino 2010 WLTV News Staff.
1) WFTS: Brendan McLaughlin. 2) WTSP: Noah Pransky.
1) WFTS: abcactionnews.com; 2) WTVT: MyFoxHurricane.com Staff
1) WFLA: News Channel 8 at 11. 2) WFTS: ABC Action News
1) Bay News 9: Clearwater Plane into House, Angeeneh Adamian, Peter Stoeck; 2) WFTS: MISSING GIRL FOUND, Staff
1) Bay News 9: TPD Shooting staff; 2) WFTS: CONTINUING COVERAGE, TPD Officers Killed Staff
1) WTVT: "Winning Double Header" FOX 13 Sports.
1) WTSP: Climbing to the Top of the Trop, Noah Pransky; 2) WFLA: Matt Joyce one-on-One Gayle Sierens, Michael Egger
1) WFTS: USF COACH FIRED, WFTS Staff; 2) WTVT: "USF Hires Skip Holtz" FOX 13 Sports
1) Bay News 9: February Storm Mike Clay, Brian McClure; 2) WFTS: Severe Tampa Weather Staff , Denis Philips
1) WFLA: Hurricane Season 2010: Get Ready, Steve Jerve, Ginger Thorpe, Matt Messman; 2) CFN 13: Tornado Warning 1/25/10 Jeff Day, Ali Turiano
1) WTSP: Pride, Honor and Respect, Angela Clooney
1) CFN 13: Florida on a Tankful, Skunk Ape, Scott Fais; 2) WTSP Astronaut and Mom Nicole Stott Grayson Kamm
Hard News Feature
1) WFTS: Elaine's Story of Survival, Linda Hurtado, Scott Eason; 2) WTSP Skyway Disaster Anniversary Grayson Kamm, Ben Reiff
1) WFTS: Taking Action Against Domestic Violence, Jennifer McVan, Lissette Campos, Rich Pegram; 2) WFLA Decision 2010: Candidates One-On-One, Keith Cate, Ginger Thorpe, Michael Egger
1) America TeVe: En Directo desde Haiti ALEJANDRA MOLINA, LUIS QUIAN; 2) WFTS: Dirty Dining Compilation, Wendy Ryan, John Fulton
1) WTSP: Mike Deeson 2) WTSP: Kathryn Bursch
1) WFTS: NORMAN INVESTIGATION, Alan Cohn , Randy Wright, Doug Iten; 2) WFLA: Let Them Eat Cheesecake, Steve Andrews, Gordon Dempsey
1) WFTS: ABC Action News; 2) Bay News 9, staff