March 21, 2007

KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8 Honored With 14 Associated Press Awards

PORTLAND, OR -- Northwest NewsChannel 8 was the most honored station in the 2006 Oregon Associated Press Broadcast Awards. NewsChannel 8 captured fourteen awards - more than any other television station in the Portland market.

NewsChannel 8 won first place for breaking news, continuing coverage, and hard news. In the excellence in photography category, NewsChannel 8's photojournalists earned first, second, and third place for the third year in a row. The number one rated station's journalistic excellence was recognized in new media as well, with kgw.com walking away with the first place nod for best Web site.

"Our journalists dedicate themselves every day to bringing our viewers quality coverage," said Executive News Director Rod Gramer. "We're honored to have those efforts recognized by the Associated Press."

The Oregon Associated Press Broadcasters Association will present these awards at its convention in Portland on April 14, 2007.

NewsChannel 8's first place winners are:

BEST BREAKING NEWS
1st: KGW, "Hillsboro Airshow Crash," KGW Staff

BEST HARD NEWS SINGLE SUBJECT
1st: KGW, "Natural Gas Explosion," Pat Dooris, Casey Nolen

BEST HARD NEWS: CONTINUING COVERAGE
1st: KGW, "Mt. Hood Search," KGW Staff

BEST WEB SITE
1st: kgw.com

Newschannel 8 swept the photography category:

EXCELLENCE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
1st: KGW, "O'Slavic's Parade," Kurt Austin
2nd : KGW, "Blues for Curtis," Ken McCormick
3rd: KGW, "Just the 17th," Alex Lynch

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