Spectrum News Takes Home AP Media Awards

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FLORIDA Spectrum stations News 13 and Bay News 9 won various awards at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters 2019 contest for the 2018 coverage year on Saturday.

  • Spectrum News 13 named station of the year
  • Spectrum Bay News 9 takes first place in photo journalist contest

General Assignment:
First Place:  Erin Murray and Eugene Buenaventura, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “A Supercalifragilistic Kid.”

Finalist:   Greg Angel and Eugene Buenaventura, Spectrum News 13,Orlando, “POW Reflects On John McCain”

Breaking News | Station:
First Place: Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Children Held Hostage.”

Series / Franchise Reporting:
First Place: Caitlin Wilson, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Florida on a Tankful: The Wonders of the Sunshine State.”

Mid-Term Elections Reporter Assignment:
First Place:  Greg Angel and Arnie Girard, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “In The Eyes of the Rural Voter”

Public Affairs/Documentary/TV Magazine:
Finalist: Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Opioid Crisis: Raising Heroin’s Children”

Weather Reporting:
First Place:  Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Information, Location, Explanation: March 2018 Severe Weather.”

Finalist:  Bay News 9, St. Petersburg, “Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall”;

Editor:
First Place:  Eugene Buenaventura “Fixing it in Post.”

Photojournalist:
First Place: Timothy F. Kania, Bay News 9, St. Petersburg

Finalist:  Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Central Florida Through A Lens.”

Weathercaster:
Finalist:  Bryan Karrick, Spectrum News 13, Orlando

Multi-Media Reporter (MMJ):
First Place:  Stephanie Claytor, Bay News 9, St. Petersburg

Finalist:  Krystel Knowles, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Unique Space Coast News.”

Reporter:
First Place:  Greg Angel, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Making News Florida Style”

Television Newscast | Evening/Night:
Finalist:  Jess Miller and Alex Farnworth, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Children Held Hostage.”

Non-Breaking Newscast:
Finalist:  Jess Miller and Samantha Miller, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Noor Salman Verdict.”

Producer:
First Place:  John Handiboe, Spectrum News 13, Orlando, “Raising Heroin’s Children.”

Mid-Term Elections Reporter Assignment:
First Place:  Greg Angel

Mid-Term Elections Newscast:
Finalist:  John Handiboe and Gary Darling

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