WKRG Wins Big at AP Awards

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The Associated Press of Alabama has named WKRG-TV the “Best News Operation” in the state of Alabama. News 5 took home a total of 16 awards today in Birmingham.

First place award winners include:

  • Best Documentary: Emily Forrester and the WKRG First Alert Storm Team for “Hurricane Katrina: Ten Years Later”
  • Best Photojournalist: Clinton Bourgeois
  • Best Reporter: J.B. Biunno
  • Best Sports Story: Emily DeVoe
  • Best Specialized Reporter: Devon Walsh for “What’s Working”
  • Best News Series: J.B. Biunno and Arnell Hamilton for “Smartphone Savings”
  • Best Spot News Story: J.B. Biunno and Clinton Bourgeois for their coverage of the arrest of Richard Jacob Phillips.

WKRG received eight other awards for 2nd place, 3rd place and honorable mention. News 5 team members that were recognized include Debbie Williams, photojournalist Randy Lowe, and John Nodar.

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