This weekend, the WLRN-Miami Herald News team was proud to receive the title for best overall in large-market radio, among several other first-place awards at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters banquet. Our team is grateful for your support, which allows us to produce the great work we bring you during our daily newscasts and special programming.
We'd like to highlight our education and health reporter, Sammy Mack, who took home the first-place awards for best mobile journalist and best individual achievement in large-market radio. Last year, she reported a series of stories on a Jacksonville high school formerly named after the Ku Klux Klan's first grand wizard, which changed its name after the attention Sammy cast on the situation.
Our Elevation Zero series on sea-level rise also won first place, this one for series reporting in large-market radio. You can hear and read all our coverage from last fall, including five one-hour long special programs, here.
See a full list of WLRN-Miami Herald News' haul from the FAPB awards, and remember that you make this success possible.
- Best overall
- Best website
- Best individual achievement, Sammy Mack
- Best mobile journalist, Sammy Mack "Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds!"
- Series reporting, "Elevation Zero"
- Best newscast up to five minutes, Kelley Mitchell, Rick Stone
- Weather reporting, Tim Padgett "How We Left Hurricanes In Our Dust This Year -- Literally"
- Light feature, Christine DiMattei "Tweet Seats: Technology And Tradition"
- Hard news feature, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd, Wilson Sayre "MLK's March on Washington From Folks Who Were There"
- Public affairs, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd, Wilson Sayre "MLK's March on Washington From Folks Who Were There"
- General assignment, Rick Stone "Univision's New Cable Channel, Fusion, Opens In Doral"
Finalists (first-place winners in our hearts)
- Mobile journalist, Julia Duba "Magic City Farm"
- Breaking news, staff "Chavez Dies"
- Hard news feature, Christine DiMattei "Sistrunk Boulevard"
- General assignment, Wilson Sayre "Women In Arts Symposium Tackles Inequality In Galleries"
- Best use of sound, Elaine Chen, Alicia Zuckerman "This Is How South Florida Babies React To Snow"
- Sports feature, Lance Dixon, Patience Haggin, Alicia Zuckerman "Ultimate Marlins Fans"