Not One, Not Two... Three National Headliner Awards! - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Not One, Not Two... Three National Headliner Awards!

Posted:

The National Headliner Awards have recognized the NewsChannel 5 Investigates team with three awards -- for investigative reporting, business and consumer reporting, and environmental reporting.

In the judging of stories that aired in 2008, NewsChannel 5's investigative team competed against television news operations in all markets across the country.

A first-place award in the business and consumer reporting category went to "NewsChannel 5 Investigates: An Alarming Failure." That investigation highlighted the problem with a common type of smoke detector that may have trouble detecting smoke from smoldering fires.

The project was the work of consumer investigator Jennifer Kraus and producer Kevin Wisniewski, along with photojournalists Mike Rose and Bryan Staples.

In the investigative reporting category, the second-place honor was awarded to NewsChannel 5's investigation of the Davidson County General Sessions Court. Those stories exposed judges leaving people waiting while they ran personal errands and court employees goofing off.

That effort was led by chief investigative reporter Phil Williams, along with Staples and Wisniewski.  Investigative reporter Ben Hall and photojournalist Iain Montgomery assisted.

And, in the environmental reporting category, a second-place award went to "NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Mountaintop Mining." That investigation revealed the potential threat from a type of mining making its way into Tennessee.

That story was the work of Hall and Montgomery.

For a full list of winners, click here.

Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry.

The first National Headliner Awards were presented in 1935. 

Since then, more than 2,000 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

Back to NewsChannel 5 Investigates

  • NewsChannel 5 InvestigatesMore>>

  • NewsChannel 5 Investigates:

    NewsChannel 5 Receives Prestigious Peabody Award

    NewsChannel 5 Receives Prestigious Peabody Award

    April 2, 2014 01:22 PM 2014-04-02 19:05:51 GMT
    NewsChannel 5 and the NewsChannel 5 Investigates team have been honored with one of broadcasting's highest honors, the coveted George Foster Peabody Award, for an on-going investigation of Tennessee state government.more>>
    NewsChannel 5 and the NewsChannel 5 Investigates team have been awarded one of broadcasting's highest honors, the coveted George Foster Peabody Award, for an on-going investigation of Tennessee state government, it was announced Wednesday.more>>
  • NC5 Investigates: Economic Incentives

    Leaked Emails Raise Questions About Governor's $300M Offer

    Leaked Emails Raise Questions About Governor's $300M Offer

    New leaked documents raise more questions about Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's secret $300 million offer to Volkswagen. They show VW lawyers had actually drawn up papers for a potential deal to bring more than a thousand new jobs to Tennessee.more>>
    New leaked documents raise more questions about Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's secret $300 million offer to Volkswagen. They show VW lawyers had actually drawn up papers for a potential deal to bring more than a thousand new jobs to Tennessee.more>>
  • NC5 Investigates: Economic Incentives

    UAW: 'Ball Is Back In The Governor's Court'

    UAW: 'Ball Is Back In The Governor's Court'

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:31:06 GMT
    The United Auto Workers ended one battle Monday, but the struggle to represent Volkswagen workers appears to be far from over. And union officials promised to turn up the heat in Congress over how the Haslam administration used your money.more>>
    The United Auto Workers ended one battle Monday, but the struggle to represent Volkswagen workers appears to be far from over. And union officials promised to turn up the heat in Congress over how the Haslam administration used your money.more>>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 NewsChannel 5 (WTVF-TV) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.