WHIO earns 1st places for general excellence, best weathercast and newscast from AP

WHIO-TV Channel 7; WHIO Radio AM 1290 and News 95.7; and the Dayton Daily News were honored Saturday by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors.

WHIO-TV came in first place for general excellence and first place for best digital presence.

WHIO Radio came in first place for best digital presence.

* Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs won first place for best weathercast.

* Quincy Wallace and Kristi Derocher won fist place for best newscast.

WHIO-TV Channel 7 was honored in Division II, which includes stations licensed outside of Cleveland Columbus or Cincinnati.

Other first place spots for WHIO include:

  • James Brown and Byron Stirsman came in first place for best feature reporting for Making a Difference project.
  • Stirsman came in first place in the best photographer category.
  • WHIO also came in first place in the best continuing coverage category for the project Wrong Way Driver.
  • Becky Grimes and Stirsman came in first place in best investigative reporting category for Patient Brokering project. They also came in second place for Home Ownership with a Catch.

Caryn Golden and Stirsman came in second place in the enterprise reporting category for the Refusal to Prosecute project.

* Alex King came in second place in the best producer category.

WHIO Radio won second place for best spot news coverage.

The newspaper won several awards in Division V which includes newspapers with circulations above 60,000.

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* The Dayton Daily News won second place in the best digital presence category.

* The Dayton Daily News won third place for best daily sports section.

Katie Wedell came in second place in the public service category for her Terrible Mistakes project.

Wedell came in third place in the explanatory reporting category for her coverage of last year's prescription drugs state ballot issue.

* The newspaper won third place for best investigative reporting for its Jailhouse Investigation project.

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