WRAL-TV won six first place awards at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and the Associated Press (AP) 2017 awards luncheon on Saturday, November 11, 2017. WRAL-TV brought home 15 total awards, including Outstanding News Operation in NC. WRAL-TV has now won that award nine times in 12 years.
The RTDNAC and AP awards competition recognizes the best of TV, radio, website and collegiate work. The 2017 event took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. A number of WRAL staffers were on hand to represent the station.
And the WRAL-TV winners are:
FIRST PLACE AP AWARDS
- Outstanding News Operation (North Carolina) – WRAL-TV
FIRST PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- Entertainment – WRAL – Yoga Instructor Breaks Body Image Barriers – Candace Sweat, Richard Adkins
- Light Feature – WRAL – Foster Children Find Forever Families – Julia Sims, Chad Flowers
- News Special – WRAL – Black & Blue – Jim Rothschild, Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Gerald Owens
- News Website – WRAL – WRAL.com
- TV News Anchor of the Year – WRAL – Debra Morgan
SECOND PLACE RTDNAC AWARDS
- Consumer/Economic – WRAL – Dangerous Windows Spark Fires – Monica Laliberte, David McCorkle, Jennifer Sorber Smith
- Education – WRAL – Race Concerns in Schools
- Entertainment – WRAL – Hidden Figures: Heroes Walk Among Us – Mikaya Thurmond, Darrell Pryor
- General News – WRAL – Teenager Meets Heart Donor’s Family – Bryan Mims, Edward Wilson
- Health-Medicine – WRAL – Navigating the Cancer Journey – Renee Chou, Greg Clark
- News Special – WRAL – Fran – Clay Johnson, Jay Jennings, Shan Zhong, Bill Leslie
- Sports Reporting – WRAL – Ryan Held Wins Olympic Gold – Jeff Gravley, Debra Morgan, Brad Simmons, Keith Baker
- TV News Anchor of the Year – WRAL – Renee Chou
- TV News Producer of the Year – WRAL – Stephanie Beck
Find a full list of winners on RTNDAC website: http://rtdnac.org/awards/
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Ed Wilson for this capcom photo.