I am so proud of my evening team!! Together we pulled in 2 awards.
The RTDNAC and AP announced the finalists for the 2017 awards competition, which recognizes the best of TV, radio, website and collegiate work. I am proud to report my WWAY news team won the AP Best Evening Newscast (NC)! That night was full of breaking news, I was solo anchoring in the studio as we learned a boat had just exploded.
My producers Sarah Johnson and Allyson Lorick jumped into action and together we came up with a plan to make sure our reporter Basil John was ready to go live from the scene. But then there was a fire, and I knew we didn't have a reporter, but could use the weather tower cams to get live video of the fire!
I asked our Meteorologist to pull up the live cam to see if there was video on his weather cam and we were able to see that and add that to the newscast! Even though we didn't have the additional staff everyone worked together to make sure we got it in and we were able to do that.
My co-anchor Daniel Seamans was live reporting in the field with our Meteorologist Helen Holt for our "This is the Place" road trip so we had a lot going on and it was all a team effort to put out the information to the public and make sure that we had all of the details on each story.
I am so excited and proud that we are being recognized for our work as a team. I enjoyed the awards luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord on Saturday, Nov. 11. I also got a chance to see so many friends and former colleagues from WCSC in Charleston, SC and my work in Charlotte, NC.
Tom Llamas from ABC did a great job as a keynote speaker, and charged the crowd to protect our craft and keep pushing!