KyCIR Takes Home Honors At Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards
WFPL News and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting took home numerous awards at the 2016 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters awards Saturday night.
The awards recognize outstanding work and performance in broadcast journalism in the commonwealth. Our newsroom won a total of 18 awards, including five first-place honors.
Here are the winners:
- First place, Best Long Public Affairs: Jake Ryan, "Series: Homelessness in Louisville"
- Also honored in that category: Rick Howlett, "Louisville's Heroin Epidemic"
- First place, Best Short Sports Feature/Special: Rick Howlett, "Travis Stone's First Derby"
- First place, Best Long Serious News Feature: R.G. Dunlop and Jake Ryan, "Only in Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails"
- First place, Best Special - Series/Documentary: Ja'Nel Johnson, "Sick and Tired"
- Also honored in that category: R.G. Dunlop, "Trouble Behind Bars"
- First place, Best Short Light News Feature: Jake Ryan, "Louisville Libraries Don't Leave Residents Out In the Snow"
- Also honored in that category: James Bickers, "Joan Shelley, on Songwriting and Place"
- Best Radio Reporter: Rick Howlett
- Best Continuing Coverage: Erica Peterson, WFPL, Louisville, "Clean Power Plan"
- Best Long Enterprise Reporting: R.G. Dunlop, "Police in Kentucky Town Ship Mentally Ill Man to Florida, Defying Judge's Order"; R.G. Dunlop and Jake Ryan, "Only in Kentucky: Jailers Without Jails"
- Best Sports Reporting: Rick Howlett, "U of L Escort Scandal"
- Best Long Sports Feature/Special: Ja'Nel Johnson and Laura Ellis, "How Black Jockeys Went From Common to Rare in the Kentucky Derby"; Rick Howlett, "Preserving Ali's Boyhood Home"
- Best Short Serious News Feature: Rick Howlett, "Jean Ritchie Remembrance"
- Best Long Light News Feature: Rick Howlett, "Getting Ready for the Royals"
- Best Use of Sound: Devin Katayama, WFPL, Louisville, "What it Sounds Like in a Louisville Homeless Shelter on a Frigid Night"