WHQR Wins 11 Broadcast Journalism Awards

Nov 4, 2019

WHQR took a variety of top honors at this year’s Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award Ceremony on Oct. 28 in Charlotte. 

From the Associated Press, WHQR won 5 awards this year:

First Place in Public Affairs, for WHQR's coverage of Hurricane Florence.

First Place in the Web/Multimedia category for WHQR's web special “Understanding 1898: America's Only Coup D'état” that includes a chronicle of the coup d'etat, an interactive map, video interviews and a suggested walking tour. Produced by Annabelle Crowe, Katelyn Freund, Rachel Keith, Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Vince Winkel

First Place for Best Use Of Sound, Vince Winkel, on the fish industry post-Hurricane Florence.

WHQR won a pair of Second Place AP awards:

Continuing Coverage of Hurricane Florence

Outstanding News Operation                                                                                                                            

From the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) WHQR won 6 awards:

Consumer/Economic: First Place - Vince Winkel's reporting on the Cape Fear Crossing project.

Education: First Place - Vince Winkel’s feature on Education and Race in New Hanover County

General News: First Place – Vince Winkel’s coverage on what's next for Project Grace in downtown Wilmington

Political: First Place - The 2018 CoastLine Candidate Interviews – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith

Sports: First Place - CoastLine: Shaun Assael on the Death of Sonny Liston – Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Rachel Keith

Entertainment: Second Place - A CoastLine edition with Paula Poundstone - Rachel Lewis Hilburn, Katelyn Freund