March 14, 2003
KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 tops all Portland stations at 2003 Oregon Associated Press Awards
Portland, OR --KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 again topped all other stations in the recently awarded 2003 Oregon Associated Press (AP) Awards Division One (large market). Northwest NewsChannel 8 won more first place awards, five in all, and led for the most awards with twelve, which also includes four-second place awards and three third place. The awards, sponsored by the Associated Press, cover all stations in the state of Oregon.
Here is the breakdown of awards won by Northwest NewsChannel 8:
First Place--Matt Zaffino
EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
First Place-"Climbing for a Cure" Ken McCormick, photojournalist
Third Place-"Blind Ambition" Steve Redlin, photojournalist
BEST SPECIAL OR DOCUMENTARY
First Place-"Tragedy on Mount Hood" Lisa Helderop, producer
Ray Fanning, executive producer
BEST SPORTS REPORTING
First Place-"Bark in the Park" Ron Pivo, reporter
Alex Lynch, photojournalist
Second Place--"Green Monster" Joe Becker, reporter
Alex Lynch, photojournalist
First Place-kgw.com Jim Parker, Teresa Bell, Abe Estimada, Doug Irving, Tom Demos and Martin Kilbourne
BEST TRAFFIC REPORTING
Second Place-"Woodburn Closure" Randy Neves, reporter
Kristen Henderson, photojournalist
Third Place-"Bumper to Bumper" Bruce Sussman, reporter
Terry Renteria, photojournalist
BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Second Place-"Army Corps Pollution" Vince Patton, reporter
Ken McCormick, photojournalist
BEST SPOT NEWS
Third Place-"Mount Hood Crash" John Becker, reporter
Kurt Austin and Karl Petersen, photojournalists
BEST NEWS WRITING
Third Place-"Motor Scooter Mecca" Randy Neves, reporter
"We are very pleased that the Associated Press recognized the outstanding work of our staff. Northwest NewsChannel 8 has people who are dedicated to quality journalism and committed to this community. We feel honored that our colleagues at the Associated Press have recognized this commitment," said NewsChannel 8 Executive News Director Rod Gramer.
Added Jim Parker, kgw.com webmaster "With the volume of big news stories we've broken and how well we've complemented NewsChannel 8's news department, this has been a great year for kgw.com and Belo Interactive. We're overjoyed that the AP has chosen to recognize our contributions for a second straight year."
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