WRAL’s Levine Wins Photographer of the Year From NPPA

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WRAL’s Levine Wins Photographer of the Year From NPPA

Geof Levine
WRAL-TV News Photographer Geof Levine

WRAL-TV News Photographer Geof Levine recently won top honors from the National Press Photographers Association.   He received the Region 10 Photographer of the Year for work he did at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona.  Levine joined the staff of WRAL-TV in late September 2007.

“An award like this is exactly made for a person like Geof Levine,” said WRAL-TV Chief Photographer Ed Wilson.  “He’s conscientious, he loves what he does, and he wants to be the best photographer he can be.  He just wants to be a good photographer.”

A native of Rogers, Arkansas, Levine graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarkesville, Arkansas in 1997.  While working in the promotion department at WCTI in New Bern, NC, Levine was offered the position of Chief Photographer in July 2003.  He later trekked to Arizona before ending up back in NC at WRAL. 

See For Yourself:

Check out the following YouTube links to see some of Levine’s best work

In addition to honors by the NPPA, Levine has been awarded for his photography by the North Carolina and Arizona Associated Press, The Radio and Television News Directors Association and The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Levine’s NPPA Photographer of the Year for Region 10 includes competition from Asia, Oceania, Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada.

The NPPA is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, encouraging photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their work and ethics.  The organization provides continuing educational programs and has over 10,000 members.

The NPPA awards program serves to recognize outstanding work performed by NPPA members on a quarterly and annual basis.

Current long-term WRAL employee and now Documentary Photographer  Jay Jennings won the NPPA Photographer of the Year for Region 6 (the region in which WRAL-TV is located).  And former WRAL-TV News Photographer Art Howard won in 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1991.

Region 6 includes the Caribbean, Central & South America, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee.

 

 

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