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Eyewitness News wins Sevareid Awards
The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA) has awarded WDIO/WIRT-DT’s Eyewitness News with eight Eric Sevareid Awards.
The station’s work received awards in eight categories, including general reporting, hard feature, photojournalism, series, soft feature, sports reporting, weathercast and website.
Good Morning Northland anchor/reporter Maarja Anderson and photojournalist Glenn Kellahan received a First Place Award in the Soft Feature category for the story “Loved Ones Lost, Letters Found.”
Eyewitness sports director Dan Williamson and photojournalist John Whaley received a First Place Award in the Sports Reporting category for the story, “The Magic of McDonald.”
Photojournalist Carl Sauer and former Eyewitness News reporter Travis Dill received a First Place Award in the Photojournalism category for the story “Aboard the Alder.”
Eyewitness News anchor/reporter Renee Passal and photojournalist John Whaley received an Award of Merit in the General Reporting category for the story, “Return to Hanoi.”
Eyewitness News anchor Darren Danielson and photojournalist Glenn Kellahan received an Award of Merit in the Series category for the story, “Diving into the Past.”
Eyewitness Storm Team meteorologist Justin Liles received an Award of Merit in the Weathercast category. The judges looked at his coverage of the first major snowstorm of the season on November 10 - 11, 2014.
Photojournalist Desten Johnson and former Good Morning Northland Anchor Brittany Falkers received an Award of Merit in the Hard Feature category for the story, “Amelia’s Fight.”
The Eyewitness News website, wdio.com, received an Award of Merit in the Websites category. In judging the WDIO/WIRT web page, the criteria included exceptional news coverage, creativity, clarity and the use of video.
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