The Awards were presented Saturday evening in Atlanta.
Among the awards:
Coastal Sunrise Co-Anchor and Investigative Reporter Dave Kartunen was named Best Reporter/Anchor and also received the AP’s Freedom of Information Award for work that advances freedom of information for everyone.
Sports Director Ken Slats was honored for Best Sportscast.
WSAV Photojournalists Chris Murray and Art Ottimo received awards for Best Spot News Video and Best Use of Sound (general excellence in photojournalism)
Our entire staff received First Place Awards for Multiplatform Coverage of the Casino Boat Stranding, Best Weather Reporting of last year’s ice storm led by Chief Meteorologist Kris Allred and Best Website.
Full List For Web
–Best Weather Reporting—2014 Ice Storm
–Best Website—WSAV News Staff
–Best Multiplatform Coverage of a Single Story—Casino Boat Stranded—WSAV News Staff
–Best Reporter and/or Anchor—Dave Kartunen
–Best Sportscast—Ken Slats
–Freedom of Information Award—Dave Kartunen
–Best Spot News Video—Chris Murray—Rosemary Court Fire
–Best Use of Sound—Art Ottimo—9/11 Bells
–Spot News—Port Fire—WSAV
–Staff Coverage—WSAV Staff—Police Shooting
–Weather Reporting—Storm Tracking–Kris Allred and Raquel Rodriguez