CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - WRIC-TV in Richmond and radio station WBTM-AM in Danville are the big winners in the 2013 Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters contest.
Each took home Outstanding News Operation of the Year in their respective categories.
In all, 12 broadcast stations across the state were honored Saturday at the VAPB awards luncheon at The Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville.
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2013 VAPB Contest Winners:
BEST COVERAGE OF A SPOT NEWS STORY
Meritorious: WRIC-TV "Mall Shooting"
BEST COVERAGE OF A CONTINUING NEWS STORY
Superior: WRIC-TV "The Brunswick Stew: Courthouse Dangers"
BEST YEAR-ROUND SPORTS COVERAGE
BEST DOCUMENTARY OR IN-DEPTH REPORT
Meritorious: WRIC-TV "Hit & Run: A Cold Case Solved"
BEST FEATURE OR HUMAN INTEREST STORY
Meritorious: WRIC-TV "A Saint for Sinners"
OUTSTANDING EFFORT BY AN INDIVIDUAL REPORTER
Superior: WRIC-TV Kerri O'Brien
Meritorious: WRIC-TV A.J. Lagoe
BEST FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Superior: WRIC-TV "Richmond Street Drummers"
BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Superior: WRIC-TV "The Brunswick Stew"
Meritorious: WRIC-TV "Court-Appointed Fraud"
OUTSTANDING VIRGINIA NEWS OPERATION OF THE YEAR
DOUGLAS SOUTHALL FREEMAN AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE THROUGH TELEVISION JOURNALISM
Superior: WRIC-TV "Grand Theft House"
BEST WEATHERCAST OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING EFFORT BY AN INDIVIDUAL WEATHERCASTER
Superior: WRIC-TV Matt Dinardo
Meritorious: WRIC-TV John Bernier
BEST NEWS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR
Meritorious: WRIC-TV Amy Lacey
BEST SPORTS ANCHOR OF THE YEAR
Superior: WRIC-TV Yianni Kourakis
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