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WDRB News wins 14 first place SPJ awards

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WDRB journalists pose with 14 first place SPJ/Metro Journalism awards presented Thursday night. WDRB News photo. WDRB journalists pose with 14 first place SPJ/Metro Journalism awards presented Thursday night. WDRB News photo.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News won 14 first place Society of Professional Journalists honors in the annual Metro Journalism Awards presented Thursday night.

The awards recognize the best journalism among Louisville area media outlets for 2013.

WDRB News at 4 and producer Cara Catlett won first place for best newscast.

Other first place awards:

  • Best blog, David Camm trial blog, Travis Kircher
  • Online sports coverage, Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford
  • Spot news, David Camm Trial Verdict, Jennifer Keeney, Gilbert Corsey and Elizabeth Woolsey
  • General news, Gun Violence, Kelly Davis and Jeff Gordon
  • Feature reporting, Blind Fiddler, Chris Sutter and Kyle Lizenby
  • Business reporting, Pipeline Controversy, Marcus Green, Valerie Chinn and Tyler Lizenby
  • Healthcare reporting, Race Against Time, Rachel Collier and Dominik Fuhrmann
  • Sports reporting, Whitney Bowl, Tom Lane
  • Series reporting, Sickness in the System, Gilbert Corsey and Neil Johnson
  • Investigative reporting, The Runaways, Gilbert Corsey and Lee Atherton
  • Spot news photography, Dominik Fuhrmann
  • Features photography, Dominik Fuhrmann
  • Best editorial, Point of View, Bill Lamb

Several WDRB News journalists also won second and third place awards for a total of 30 honors.

The 2013 SPJ awards come after wins in the Kentucky Associated Press competition. WDRB News personnel are nominated for 20 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy awards to be presented in August.

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