RTNDAC Awards: WRAL-TV and Capitol Networks

RTNDAC Awards: WRAL-TV and Capitol Networks

WRAL-TV Wins 4 First Place Awards

WRAL won four First Place awards from the RTNDAC (Radio and Television News Directors of the Carolinas).

Award categories and winners are:

Newscast: 5 pm news from the day two police officers were killed in Cumberland County
General/Political: Story on school sales tax
Documentary: Story on the Lumbee – People of the Dark Water
Sports: One-on-One with Dean Smith

A special congratulations goes out to David Crabtree, who won the Journalist of the Year award for the third year in a row, and to Stuart Watson and Richard Adkins, who received the national IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) award for their reports on military malpractice.

Capitol Networks Wins 6 First Place Awards

The North Carolina News Network won six First Place awards for its 1997 coverage.

Award categories and winners are:

Best Political News: awarded to Jay Joyner for his extensive reporting on the 1997 Legislature covering such issues as the budget, whether to arm state revenue agents, statewide teen curfews, and restrictions on body-piercing
Special Report: Steve Shumake was recognized for “Fran Recovery,” his 30 minute documentary examining how well NC was recovering one-year after Fran
Investigative Category: Managing Editor Clayton Henkel won for her eight-part series on NC’s growing Hispanic population
Best Feature: This award went to the Annual Whistling Convention feature written and produced by Clayton Henkel
Documentary: “Vanishing Borders,” a part of the network’s public-affairs block North Carolina Report, was expanded into a 30 minute show that took top honors in this category
Best Sports Category: The two hour program “Football Saturday” won this award. It is anchored by Rick Dayton and produced by Jeff Carter. Sports Director Tony Haynes was a co-anchor on this entry. CapCom Awards 1998 Awards Division News Home

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