Kristen Hampton, the ‘Good News’ reporter at WBTV, won the Social Media Excellence Award for Individual Talent for her humorous and authentic Facebook videos. “And that’s what I think is so cool because I think I’m kind of obnoxious. But it’s funny that people see the real side of me and they like it.”
TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards honoring broadcasters’ exceptional innovation, creativity and audience engagement on Facebook have been announced.
Kristen Hampton, the “Good News” reporter at WBTV, the Raycom CBS affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., won the Social Media Excellence Award for individual talent for her humorous and authentic Facebook videos.
Hampton says her Facebook persona is really just her.
“And that’s what I think is so cool because I think I’m kind of obnoxious. But it’s funny that people see the real side of me and they like it.”
This is the first year for the Social Media Excellence Awards conducted by TVNewsCheck.
Winners were selected by a panel of judges from an initial pool of nominees culled from Social News Desk’s live database of 12,000 local news Facebook pages.
Social News Desk calculated 15 million posts by those pages and identified those with the highest engagement per post as nominees in the awards’ four categories.
After accepting their awards, winners will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kim Wilson, president and founder of Social News Desk.
The Social Media Excellence Awards will be presented on Dec. 10 at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum in New York.
Click here to read more specifics from Hampton about how her Facebook persona came to be, and what advice she has for news talent who want to enhance their Facebook brand.
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