WRAL-TV won eight first place awards at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and the Associated Press (AP) 2016 awards luncheon on Saturday, November 12, 2016. WRAL-TV brought home 13 total awards, the most of any large market TV station in the Carolinas.
The RTDNAC and AP awards competition recognizes the best of TV, radio, website and collegiate work. The 2016 event took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A number of WRAL staffers were on hand to represent the station.
And the WRAL-TV winners are:
FIRST PLACE AP AWARDS
- Best Newscast (North Carolina) – WRAL – Pope’s Historic Visit – Kimberly Ursich, John Renigar
FIRST PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- News Documentary – WRAL – Inside Cuba – Leyla Santiago, Zac Gooch, Rick Gall, Aysu Basaran, Natalie Matthews
- News Website – WRAL – WRAL.com
- Original Web Reporting – WRAL – After Inflation, N.C. Teacher Pay Has Dropped 13% in Past 15 Years – Kelly Hinchcliffe, Valerie Aguirre, Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings
- Series – WRAL – Being Transgender – Amanda Lamb, Chad Flowers
- TV News Anchor Team of the Year – WRAL – David Crabtree and Debra Morgan
- TV News Producer of the Year – WRAL – Kimberly Ursich
- TV News Reporter of the Year – WRAL – Julia Sims
SECOND PLACE AP AWARDS
- Outstanding News Operation (North Carolina) – WRAL-TV
- Public Service (North Carolina) – WRAL – Faith Fear Freedom – Waliya Lari, David Crabtree, Dave Henderson, Jodi Leese Glusco
SECOND PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- Best Newscast – WRAL – February Tornadoes – Lori Grant, Jamie Thomas, Mick Evans, Greg Fishel, Mike Maze
- Sports Special – WRAL – Super Bowl 50 – Jeff Gravley, Gerald Owens, Lori Grant, James Ford, Leesa Moore
- Spot News – WRAL – Officer Involved Shooting
Find a full list of winners on RTNDAC website: http://rtdnac.org/awards/
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Chad Flowers, Julia Sims, Kimberly Urisch & WRAL-TV for these capcom photos.