The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals has honored WRAL with three national Gabriel awards. According to the Catholic Academy, the Gabriel awards recognize the best in artistic, creative and inspirational media presentations that entertain and enrich with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life.
WRAL was honored in the categories of Single News Story/Local Release, Community Awareness and/or PSA/Local Release and Secular Television Station of the Year. Click the following links to see the stories and the Station of the Year entry:
- Haiti, Single News Story/Local Release
- Childhood Homelessness, Community Awareness and/or PSA/Local Release
- WRAL-TV, Secular Television Station of the Year
“We are humbled by receiving this honor,” said WRAL-TV Vice President and General Manager Steven D. Hammel. “The passion our team has for helping the community by pointing out concerns in our area and around the world is phenomenal.”
WRAL-TV News Director Rick Gall said, “We expend a lot of time and resources covering news that breaks all day long, but we know our viewers want to see more than that. We’re committed to covering deeper stories reflecting the human condition and human spirit. These awards recognize this aspect of our work, and for that we’re grateful and honored.”
For 49 years, the Catholic Academy, which began as the Catholic Broadcasters Association, has been recognizing outstanding artistic achievement in media. Entrants from across the United States go through a highly selective process. According to the Catholic Academy, entrants only receive an award when, “a level of excellence is achieved in values, content, creativity, artistic quality, technical quality or impact.”
The 49th annual Gabriel Awards presentation will be June 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in North Carolina.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Tullos for this capcom story.