WAAY, Allen Media’s ABC affiliate in Huntsville, has been named Alabama’s Television Station of the Year by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. “There is great responsibility that comes with being named Alabama’s Station of the Year, and I’m honored to work side by side with this team of dedicated professionals,” says Mike Wright, WAAY’s general manager.
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Sally Kidd, Hearst’s national correspondent in Washington, D.C., handed in her resignation after 17 years covering “thousands of stories, interviews and live shots, 100s of congressional hearings and White House briefings, four presidents, two impeachments, one insurrection and a global pandemic.”
The partnership between WPTA-TV and WBOI-FM is designed to share areas of mutual expertise between the two stations that will serve a wider audience. “To me, a trade is very cost effective,” says Terra Brantley, WBOI’s president. “It is a win-win for the community.”
KTVE and KARD, Nexstar’s Fox affiliate in Monroe, La., combined for five awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters in the small-market category. Rick Boone, KTVE-KARD’s news director dedicates the awards to every member of the news team: “We are a true news family and when we win, we win together.”
Richard Nunn, WJXT Jacksonville, Fla.’s morning meteorologist, was on his way to work in the early morning hours when he came upon the scene of a violent car crash.
Since 2008, WLAE has produced 20 documentaries to preserve New Orleans cultural and to educate the public, says Ron Yager, WLAE’s GM: “We felt that we were the storytellers of New Orleans culture and if we didn’t do these types of stories, nobody else would.”
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized KTAL Shreveport with the Prestige Award for Community Service – Large Market at its recent awards banquet in Baton Rouge. In addition, Mark McKay, KTAL’s general manager was honored with the 2022 Broadcaster of the Year Award.
WTVG, Gray’s ABC affiliate in Toledo, Ohio earned The OTT MVP Award for March. The award is given each month to the Gray Television OTT desk that goes above and beyond.