Cary Magazine recently published the winners of their 2012 Maggy Awards, and several CBC entities factored big on the list. WRAL-TV, WRAL-FM and the Durham Bulls won slots in several key categories.
In the television category WRAL-TV once again had a clean sweep, including th new Maggy Award category for Best Local News Site.
“Our readers’ favorite go-to for quick and accurate info, WRAL.com offers email alerts on breaking news, live streaming of TV newscasts, a community calendar and more,” read the winning article.
WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel also got some extra attention the opening article for the Media Category.
Fishel told Cary Magazine how he embraces the ever-changing advances in technology in his field.
“’ “I have to be honest — I’m a geek, and I am still fascinated with data, and the interpretation of it,’ he said. His recent foray into writing scripts that allow the team to display new types of data is particularly exciting. “
The magazine also quoted Fishel as saying, “’ Accurate weather forecasts are important 365 days a year, but it’s those days where lives are on the line that my job takes on a special meaning. … The bottom line is that you want to give your viewers the best chance of getting through a tornado, hurricane, etc. with their lives intact.”
Read more about what Fishel had to say here.
And the CBC winners are:
Best Morning Radio Show
Honorable Mention: MIX 101.5, Bill & Lynda in the Morning
Best Radio Talk Show Host
Honorable Mention: Bill Jordan, MIX 101.5
Best TV Meteorologist
Greg Fishel, WRAL-TV
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL-TV
Best TV News Anchor
David Crabtree, WRAL-TV
Honorable Mention: Bill Leslie, WRAL-TV
Honorable Mention: Debra Morgan, WRAL-TV
Best TV Sportscaster
Tom Suiter, WRAL-TV
Honorable Mention: Jeff Gravely, WRAL-TV
Best TV Station
Honorable Mention: FOX 50
Best Local News Site
Best College Basketball Team
Honorable Mention: N.C. State University
Best College Football Team
N.C. State University
Best College Coach
Honorable Mention: Tom O’Brien, N.C. State football
Best Local Baseball Team
Best North Carolina Professional Sports Team
Carolina Hurricanes, Hockey
Honorable Mention: Durham Bulls, baseball
- See a list of all Cary Magazine’s 2012 Maggy Winners here.