NCNN Wins Three State Associated Press Awards

NCNN NCNN Wins Three State Associated Press Awards

The North Carolina News Network (NCNN) won three awards from the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcasters (NCAPB) this past weekend. The awards were presented during a luncheon at the NCAPB convention in Durham on Saturday, April 21.

NCNN Reporter
Bruce Ferrell

NCNN Reporter
Kara Lusk
NCNN won Best Health Report for stories on health problems faced by victims of Hurricane Floyd. NCNN Anchors/Reporters Bruce Ferrell and Kara Lusk reported for the pieces. NCNN also won Best Sportscast coverage for NCNN Sports Director Rick Dayton’s coverage of ACC basketball and the NBA. Dayton and NCNN also received an honorable mention for Best Sports Programming for his “We’re Talkin’ Sports” show which featured Olympic gold medallist Marian Jones, North Carolina Coach Matt Doherty and Duke basketball player Shane Battier.

NCNN won Best Health Report…

Best Sportscast…

NCNN Sports Director
Rick Dayton

and an Honorable Mention for Sports Programming.

NCNN News Director
Ellen Reinhardt

NCNN News Director Ellen Reinhardt commented on the awards, “I’m proud the Network has been recognized by our peers for the quality of our work.”

During the same convention attendees voted Reinhardt as Vice President of the NCAPB. WRAL-TV Executive Producer Scott Pickey was elected President of the organization as well. Each will serve a one-year term.

The NCAPB is the state chapter of the Associated Press Broadcasters, a group of news organizations from across the country.The NCAPB is the Radio & TV arm of Associated Press. The AP provides a news service and organizations pay to become members and then share news stories. The AP also has its own reporters and editors that provide news.

Congratulations to NCNN for these awards,
and to Pickey & Reinhardt for their election as NCAPB officers!

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