The RTDNAC and The Associated Press presented their annual awards to honor excellence in broadcast journalism, bestowing eight of the 2018 honors to WRAL-TV. On Saturday, November 10, 2018, over 160 professional and student journalists from North and South Carolina gathered at the Charlotte Motor Speedways for the 2018 RTDNAC/AP luncheon.
The RTDNAC honored WRAL.com as the top News Website, and the station overall took home the second place AP Award for Outstanding News Operation in North Carolina.
And the WRAL-TV honors are:
SECOND PLACE AP AWARD
- Outstanding News Operation (North Carolina) – WRAL-TV
FIRST PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- Consumer/Economic – WRAL – Ford Explorer Concerns – Monica Laliberte, Jennifer Sorber Smith, Dave McCorkle, Erin Simanskis
- Health-Medicine – First Place: WRAL – Donald Wilson – Scott Mason, Mark Stebnicki
- News Website – First Place: WRAL – WRAL.com
- Political – First Place: WRAL – Redistricting, Gerrymandering Explained – Tyler Dukes, Maggie Brown, Mandy Mitchell, Justin Arner
- Use of Technology – First Place: WRAL – Olympic Zone
SECOND PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- Investigative – WRAL – WRAL Investigates: School Safety – Cullen Browder, Randall Kerr, Greg Clark
- Original Web Reporting – WRAL – How ‘NC’ Got Erased from Atlantic Coast Pipeline Fund – Travis Fain, Matthew Burns
Find a full list of all winners here: http://rtdnac.org/awards/