AUSTIN (KXAN) - KXAN News has won 15 Texas Associated Press Awards including Best Reporter, Best Online Special Content, Best Assignment Reporting, and Best Feature.
"It is extremely exciting when your teammates are recognized for the quality of work they produce for our viewers each and every day," said Eric Lassberg, KXAN president and general manager. "KXAN's entire staff is absolutely thrilled, energized and honored that we have won these awards."
First Place Texas Associated Press Awards
- Best Online Special Content -- "Central TX Fires"
- Best General Assignment Reporting -- Erin Cargile and Iggy Garcia -- "Ben Breedlove"
- Best Reporter -- Josh Hinkle
- Best Light Feature -- Jim Swift -- "Sled Variations"
- Best Investigative Story -- Erin Cargile -- "Abuse of Power"
- Best Spot Coverage -- "Oak Hill Wildfire"
- Morning News -- KXAN News Today
- Weathercast -- November 17, 2011
- Best General Assignment Reporting -- Shannon Wolfson -- "Behind Fire Lines"
- Best Specialty-Beat Reporting -- Josh Hinkle -- "Politics"
- Spot Story-Individual -- Jarrod Wise and Todd Bynum -- "Round Mountain Fire"
- Continuing Coverage -- Josh Hinkle -- "Ghost Voting"
- Photojournalism -- Station
- Website -- kxan.com
- Sportscast -- Game Night/September 23, 2011
"I am very proud of the great work being produced each day by the KXAN team," said Michael Fabac, KXAN news director. "We are committed to producing the highest quality of in-depth and investigative reporting, and I could not be more pleased to see the work being recognized by our peers."
The TAPB awards banquet will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Headliners Club in Austin.
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