DENVER - At the 2011 Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards luncheon Saturday at The Golden Hotel in Golden, CO, 9NEWS dominated the afternoon, capturing 12 first place and three second place awards in fifteen categories, including Best Evening and Morning Newscasts, Investigative Reporting and Best Website.
9NEWS President and General Manager Mark Cornetta said, "It is nice to see the broad range of categories in which our team was recognized by the Associated Press. This speaks to the quality, consistency and culture of our 9NEWS team and organization lead by our Vice President and News Director, Patti Dennis."
9NEWS also won the inaugural awards in three new categories including Best Reporter (Cheryl Preheim), Best Station Photojournalism and Best Producer.
Patti Dennis added, "The Associated Press is the nation's oldest news agency. To continue to be awarded for outstanding journalism and service to our viewers is certainly something we cherish. It proves again that strong, investigative, thoughtful reporting is important in today's multi-channel, multi-media society."
AP broadcast members from Illinois judged the Colorado entries. A complete list of 9NEWS winners appears below.
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Will Ripley, Corky Scholl: "Border Battle"
- SECOND PLACE: KUSA-TV, Chris Vanderveen, Dave Delozier, John Kuhrt: "Return To Pearl"
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Will Swope, Mark Yoder, Jerry Vancini
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Cheryl Preheim - 9NEWS, Anne Herbst - Denver Post: "Adde's Soldier"
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Jeremy Jojola, Anna Hewson, Nicole Vap: "E470 Tolls"
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Jack Maher, Stephanie Collins, Lawrence Gibbs
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Will Swope
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Cheryl Preheim
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Heidi McGuire, Susie Wargin, Matt Renoux, Gregg Moss: "USA Pro Cycling Challenge"
- SECOND PLACE: KUSA-TV, Drew Soicher
SPOT NEWS COVERAGE
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, 9News Staff: "Burning Tree Fire"
BEST STATION PHOTOJOURNALISM
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, 9News Photojournalist Staff: "A Legacy of Excellence"
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, Kathy Sabine
- FIRST PLACE: KUSA-TV, 9News Web Team
OUTSTANDING NEWS OPERATION
- SECOND PLACE: KUSA-TV, 9News Staff
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