NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) – WTVF-NewsChannel 5 won five trophies at the annual Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast Awards over the weekend.
NewsChannel5.com won best website (Television- Large Market) at the awards presentation on Saturday night.
Reporter Kim Gebbia and photojournalist Bud Nelson won Best Short Hard News Story for "Sex Trafficking Victim Speaks Out". Best Spot News went to reporter Janet Kim and photojournalist Dustin Gagne for their report on the Falcon View Apartment Fire.
Consumer investigative reporter Jennifer Kraus and investigative journalist Bryan Staples won Best Enterprise for their reports on HRC Medical.
Former reporter Amanda Hara took home the top prize for Best TV Reporter. Reporter Kim Gebbia took home honorable mention.
NewsChannel 5 also took home several second place and honorable mentions.
The Greeneville Sun won the most newspaper awards while WKRN-TV and WRCB-TV tied for the most TV trophies from Associated Press member groups. WPLN and WOKI won the most radio awards at the Saturday presentation.
WPLN radio in Nashville led the non-commercial division with eight wins and WOKI radio in the Knoxville market notched six first-place plaques.
The Greenville Sun claimed 13 top wins. Among the largest newspapers, The Commercial Appeal took home eight first-place trophies. The Shelbyville Times-Gazette led its division with nine wins, and The Jackson Sun received 11 top awards.
A new college broadcast contest brought top honors to Tennessee State University while Pellissippi State, Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt also took first-place awards.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)