WRAL-TV5 Awards and Accomplishments – 1998

WRAL-TV5 Awards and Accomplishments – 1998

Radio & Television News Directors of the Carolinas (RTNDAC)
4 First Place Awards
Newscast: 5pm news from the day two 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

Journalist of the Year
David Crabtree (3rd year in a row)

12th annual Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards
Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Daytime Newscast: “Noon News” John Harris
News Special Event: “Fran’s Fury: Stories from the Eye” Ed Trauschke
News Magazine: “Journey to the Holy Land”, David Crabtree & Jay Jennings
Children’s Entertainment Program: “centralXpress.com” David Creech, Dan Oliver
PSA Announcement: Black History Month PSA Campaign, Bob Sadler
In-House Spot for News Promotion: WRAL’s Doppler 5000 Campaign, Shelly Leslie and Kevin Kolbe
Post Production and Audio Work: Oodles & Oodles of Audio, Kevin Kolbe

WRAL-HD Web Site
One of the Top 25 Digital Web Sites in the Nation: Electronic Media – January, 1998
T he Best Digital Site in the Nation: Electronic Media – October 1998

WRAL OnLine Awards
Voted No. 1 TV Web Site in the Nation
Top Local Site by visitors to theAntenna.com and by the Academy of Internet Broadcasters

Peabody Award
“Military Medicine” : Stuart Watson & Richard Adkins

Heart and Torch Media Award
WRAL’s Health Team
Presented to: Dr. Allen Mask
Producer: Malinda Adams
Photographer: Ken Bodine

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award
“Military Medical Malpractice”
Stuart Watson & Richard Adkins

North Carolina Association of Broadcasters (NCAB)
Best of the Best : Best Commercial
“Interpath: No Bull”
Christian McIlwain

Triangle Media Softball League Championship
Team Members: James Ford, coach; Cameron Poston, Leon Duncan, Lori Foushee, Shelly Leslie, Raymond Farrar, Chad Flowers, Rob Hale, Steve Colwell, Steve Tanner, Tim King, Ron Walker, and Charles Braswell


UCP Telethon: $409,467

Duke Childrens’ Miracle Network Telethon: $3,116,714

Coats for the Children: $53,056 in donations and 5,616 coats collected

Hurricane Mitch Relief: over $20,000

Habitat for Humanity: Two homes built

Health Team Cookbook: $24,750
Proceeds donated to the Interfaith Food Shuttle, YMCA Partners of NC & The NC Nutrition Network

WRAL OnLine:
Over 3 Million page views during Hurricane Bonnie Launched the WRAL Store for on-line purchases of WRAL Merchandise

1998 Winter Olympics Coverage:
Nagano, Japan

Facing Race Campaign:
Multi-faceted public service project that includes four locally produced programs and a public service campaign which approached the discussion of race and class from many unique angles:
“Crossing the Tracks”– borrowing from the metaphor that has long meant the boundary between black and white neighborhoods
“centralXpress.com : True Colors” – an original dramatic series targeted to teens and their families
“30 Minutes Special Presentation on Race Relations” – 5News anchor David Crabtree examines race relations with community leaders
“The Talk” – focused on women and their views on race, class and gender distinctions

Congratulations for a job well done.

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