Tampa Bay area stations fare well in Florida Associated Press Awards
The Florida Associated Press Awards had plenty of good news for Tampa bay area TV stations, which performed well in the large market TV category. The winners were announced Saturday.
Here's the list:
Large Market Television:
Best Economic Crisis.
1st: WFTV “360 Church” by Berndt Petersen, Octavio Torres
2nd: 10 Connects News “Fake CPA” by Erica Pitzi, Kevin Carlson
Best Web site.
1st: ABC Action News-WFTS by Web Staff, www.abcactionnews.com
2nd: Central Fla. News 13 by Central Florida News 13, www.cfnews13.com
Best TV Newscast.
1st: WFLA “News Channel 8 at 6” by WFLA News Team
2nd: WFTS “ABC Action News at 6 p.m.” by News Staff
Best Spot News.
1st: WTSP “Becoming the Story” by Melanie Brooks, John Deal
2nd: WOFL “Arrest of Missing Woman Suspect” by Valerie Boey, Mike Schlissel
Best Continuing Coverage.
1st: WFLA “Deadbeat Dad” by Mark Douglas, Todd Davis
2nd: WTSP “Locksmith Lockup” by Noah Pransky, Kevin Carlson, Melissa Liberman
1st: WFOR “Medicare Fraud: The New Cocaine Cowboys” by Stephen Stock, Gio Benitez, Nick Gordillo
2nd: WTSP “Abusive Debt Collectors” by Beau Zimmer, Angela Clooney
1st: WTVT “Bucs Historic Throwback” by FOX13 Sports
Best Sports Feature.
1st: Bay News 9 “Adaptive Golf” by Laurie Davison
2nd: WTVT “Elbert Mack: Bucs Superhero” by Chris Clark, Nick Billias, Jeff Tewksbury
Best Breaking Sports News.
1st: WTVT “Bucs Fire Gruden” by Fox 13 Sports
2nd: WFLA “Bobby Bowden Out” by Dan Lucas, Shannon Liston, Bob Hansen
Best Weather Cast.
1st: Bay News 9 “Pasco Tornado” by Mike Clay and Juli Marquez
2nd: Central Florida News 13 “Tornado Warning” by Jeff Day
Best Weather Reporting.
1st: Bay News 9 “Pasco Tornado” by Anna Tataris and Chris McDonald
1st ABC Action News by News Staff
2nd: WFLA by WFLA News Team
Best Photo Essay.
1st: WFTV “360 Church” by Octavio Torres, Berndt Petersen
Best Light Feature.
1st: WTSP “Welcome to Neptune” by Preston Rudie, Gene Yagle, Tom Wagner
2nd: WTSP “Sex, Drugs, Rock N Roll – Remembering Woodstock” by Preston Rudie, Paul Thorson
Best Hard News Feature.
1st: WTSP “Fake CPA by Erica Pitzi, Kevin Carlson
2nd: WTSP “Locksmith Lockout” by Noah Pransky, Kevin Carlson, Melissa Liberman
Best Public Affairs.
1st: WFTS “Taking Action Against Domestic Violence” by Lissette Campos, Jennifer McVan, John Fulton.
2nd: Bay News 9 “Project Weather” by Liz Rosenblum, Juli Marquez
1st. WTSP “What's that Costing You” by Mike Deeson, Paul Thorson
1st WTSP Preston Rudie
2nd WTSP Noah Pransky