WLNS-TV wins award for “Outstanding News Operation”

The Associated Press-Michigan gave WLNS-TV the award for “Outstanding News Operation” on Sunday afternoon.

That follows the 16 awards the station won in a variety of categories, including Spot News (or breaking news), Public Service, and Investigative Reporting. The first place awards included:

  • Best Newscast for the January 1, 2015 show about the inauguration of Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan State’s last second win in the Cotton Bowl.
  • Best Investigative Reporting for Mariah Harrison’s “Hampton Park Housing Horror” – a series of stories about problems at a Lansing apartment complex.
  • Best Public Service for a month-long series on Men’s Health.
  • Best Spot News for “Medical Facility Car Crash” – when a suspect rammed his car into a medical facility
  • Chivon Kloepfer and chief photographer Dave Parks won Best Feature Story for 9-Year Nightmare – about a young mid-Michigan man who lost his life to anorexia.
  • Mariah Harrison, who reports for 6 News This Morning and anchors 6 News This Morning weekends, won Best Reporter/Anchor
  • The 6 Sports team won two first place awards: Best Sports Coverage for “Spartans Will: Football’s Final Four” and Best Sportscast for the top-rated “5th Quarter” high school sports show.
  • Best Use of Videography for “4th of July Concert” – shot and edited by photographer Blair Nelson.

6 News was also honored for:

  • Public Service for “Women’s Build” – an effort led by Sheri Jones to help Habitat for Humanity build a house.
  • Newscast for “Crash at Mid-Michigan Physicians” – when a suspect rammed his car into a medical facility.
  • Spot News coverage for the aftermath of the tornado that hit Portland, Michigan last summer
  • Jane Aldrich and Dave Parks for their feature on organ donation called “Perfect Match” (you can watch part 1 here and part 2 here)
  • Sports Coverage for “Miracle at the Big House” – MSU’s last second win over Michigan in football.
  • Digital Presence for wlns.com
  • Use of Videography for “Meijer Gift Drive” by reporter Alexandra Ilitch and photographer Ian Kast

WLNS-TV competed in a category open to every station in Michigan outside of Detroit.

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