WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WRIC) — The 8News team took home multiple awards and second-place finishes at the 2018 Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters contest on Saturday.
8News was nominated for seven awards, winning two, during the ceremony at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Representatives of thirty news stations across Virginia and West Virginia, submitting a total of 432 entries featuring news and sports stories from 2018, were in attendance.
WRIC also took home a second-place finish in Outstanding News Operation.
Other second-place finishes for 8News came in various categories:
- Investigative Reporting: Kerri O’Brien and Forrest Shelor’s “Dangerous Guardrails on Virginia Roads.” This investigation led VDOT to replace a dangerous guardrail in Chesterfield
- Newscast: Kyle Gibson’s “Recovering from Destruction,” which focused on the aftermath following a historic tornado outbreak in Central Virginia
- TV Sports Anchor: Natalie Kalibat
- Old Dominion Heritage: Forrest Shelor
The Associated Press contributed information for this article.