Awards - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Awards

2010/2011

13 Investigates' "Where are the jobs?" earned the following awards:

DuPont Columbia Award
Indiana Broadcasters Spectrum Award
IRE Award
Peabody
Edward R. Murrow
Better Government Association
Indiana AP
Indiana SPJ
Emmy - Cleveland
Indiana Journalism Award from Ball State

Edward R. Murrow Award

WTHR-TV (Channel 13) is the large market 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award winner for Overall Excellence. (Watch WTHR's entry here.)

WTHR also won a national Murrow award for its investigative series "Reality Check: Where are the Jobs?"

2011 Emmys

Here is a complete list of 2011 WTHR Emmy winners:

Evening Newscast- Market 21-40
Flash Flood Evacuations – Eyewitness News at 5
Jeff Benscoter
Tracie Hotopp

Investigative Report- Series
"Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?"
Bob Segall
Bill Ditton
Cyndee Hebert

Feature News
"Jet Car Paul"
Kevin Rader
Steve Rhodes

Feature News – Series
"Eyewitness To Vancouver"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

Business/Consumer
"Batty Business"
Jeremy Brilliant
Greg Wilkerson

Health/Science- News Series
"Lead in your Dishes"
Bob Segall
Bill Ditton

Human Interest
"Commute Curiosity"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

Military News Report
"Benefits Denied, Benefits Restored"
Sandra Chapman

Societal Concerns
"A Fighting Chance"
Scott Swan
John Duong

Weather – News Feature
"Into the Vortex"
Jude Redfield
Jim Hall

Magazine Program
"Olympic Zone"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

Promotions News Promo
"Sold for Slaughter"
Kerry Williams

Promotion News Promo – Image
"Indiana's Weather Leader"
Kerry Williams

Journalistic Enterprise
Bob Segall Composite
Crafts: Technical Director
James Walton
Crafts: Editor
Steve Rhodes Edit Composite
Crafts: Graphics/Animation

2010 WTHR Graphic Design
Janet Brown
Kris Burke
Jason Richards
Terry Ross
Steve Wolfe

Crafts: On Camera Talent – Anchor Weather
Chris Wright's Weather
Crafts: Photographer- News
"Eyewitness to Vancouver" Composite
Steve Rhodes

Crafts: Technical Achievement
"Thinking Small"
Scott Swan
Steve Rhodes

2010 National Headliner Awards

The 2010 National Headliner Awards honored WTHR-TV's "Sincerely Mr. Stroup" with 1st place and Grand Award  for Feature, Sports and Human Interest Story and the Grand Prize for Broadcast Television Stations. Congratulations to anchor/reporter Scott Swan and photographer Steve Rhodes. (See all winners.)

2009 Regional Emmy Awards

Best Newscast: Duane Becker, Margaret Cordes

Best Morning/Daytime Newscast: Cyndee Hebert, Judy Palermo

Best Weekend Newscast: Margaret Cordes, Randy Shy

Best Investigative Report/Series: Bill Ditton, Bob Segall, Holly Stephen

Best Featured News Report: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes

Best Featured News Report/Series: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes

Best General Assignment (24 hours): Anne Marie Tiernon, John Whalen

Best General Assignment (No time limit): Jeremy Brilliant, Steve Rhodes

Best Weather Newscast: Jude Redfield

Best Weather News Feature: Chris Wright, Nicole Misensik

Best Historical/Cultural Program or Special: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes

Best Historical/Cultural Program or Special: Scott Allen, Andrea Morehead, DeShong Perry

Best Societal Concerns: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton

Best Informational/Instructional: Cheryl O'Brien, Chris Wright

Best Promotion News Spot: Kyle Duell, Kelly Richards, Kerry Williams

Best Director Newscast: Jennifer Grimme

Best Editor News: Steve Rhodes

Best Graphics/Animation: Janet Brown, Kristian Burke, Amy Ramirez, Jason Richards, Terry Ross, Chris Wendel, Steve Wolfe

Best Graphic Art Set Design: Janet Brown, Kyle Duell, Karl Kroening

Best Photographer News: Steve Rhodes

Best News Anchor: Scott Swan

Best Reporter: Bob Segall

2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Television, Large Market

Breaking News Coverage
WTHR, Indianapolis, IN
Officer Down

Feature: Hard News
WTHR, Indianapolis, IN
"Mama Sara Obama," Andrea Morehead, DeShong Perry-Smitherman, Scott Allen


2009 Indiana Associated Press Awards

Category: Outstanding News Operation - Metro Television
First: Eyewitness News Team, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Outstanding Weather Operation - Metro Television
First: Eyewitness News Team, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Community Impact - Metro Television
First: Angela Cain, Young-Hee Yedinak, Jennifer Donovan, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis.
Second: WTHR Staff, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis.
Honorable Mention: Angela Cain, Young-Hee Yedinak, Jennifer Donovan, Bob Gregory, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Reporter - Metro Television
First: Scott Swan, WTHR, Indianapolis.
Second: Sandra Chapman, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Newscast - Metro Television
Honorable Mention: Duane Becker, Margaret Cordes, Brad McQueen, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best News Series - Metro Television
Second: Deshong Perry, Andrea Morehead, Scott Allen, WTHR, Indianapolis.
Honorable Mention: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best General News - Metro Television
First: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Cyndee Hebert, WTHR, Indianapolis.
Second: Sandra Chapman, Jim Hall, WTHR, Indianapolis.
Honorable Mention: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Enterprise Story - Metro Television
First: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes, WTHR, Indianapolis.
Second: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Steve Rhodes, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Feature - Metro Television
Second: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Sports Report or Program - Metro Television
First: Rachel Hardy, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best Station Photojournalism - Metro Television
First: Eyewitness News Photojournalists, WTHR, Indianapolis.

Category: Best web site - Metro Television
Second: Sara Galer, Warren Mills, Tony Gaver, Molly Frey, WTHR, Indianapolis

 

2009 National Headliner Awards

TV3 - Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event
First Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Amaya - Two Years After the Attack"
Anne Marie Tiernon, Stephen Starnes

Third Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Burning Injustice"
Sandra Chapman, Steve Rhodes

TV6 - Documentary or Series of Reports
Third Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Eyewitness to China"
Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes

TV8 - Business & Consumer Reporting
Third Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Tapping Your Cell Phone..."
Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Cyndee Hebert"

TV9 - Health/Science Reporting
Third Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"Maxed Out"
Sandra Chapman

TV10 - Environmental Reporting
First Place: WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN
"What's Floating in the River"
Bob Segall, Bill Ditton & Steve Rhodes

And congratulations to our sister station WBNS in Columbus, Ohio:

TV4 - Feature, Sports or Human Interest Story
First Place and Grand Award - Television:
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
"Lima Company: A Portrait of Service"
Lindsey Seavert, Jeff Ritter

2008 Regional Emmy Award Winners

1-Newscast-Morning or Daytime-Market 21-40: Eyewitness News Sunrise Judy Palermo EP Cyndee Hebert Producer

2-Crafts:Director -Newscast Opening Kick Off Loretta Goode Director

3-Trashing Your Mortgage Business/Consumer Bob Segall/Bill Ditton/Holly Stephen

4-Fit For A King Human Interest -Single Story or News Series Kevin Rader/Steve Rhodes

5-Steve Rhodes Crafts Photographer-News

6-Credit Threat Politics/Government Single Story Sandra Chapman/Steve Rhodes /Bill Ditton

7-All Night Long Politics /Government-New Series Bob Segall/Bill Ditton/Holly Stephen

8- Field Of History Sports- Single News Story Scott Allen

9-Weekend Newscast Market 21-40 Eyewitness News Night Beat (Amish van crash/mulch fire) EP Margaret Cordes/Producer Randy Shy/Sports EP Tony Giordullo

10-Crafts/editor /News Steve Rhodes

11-Crafts : Graphics /Animation-news 2007 WTHR HD News Design Janet Brown/Kristina Burke/Jason Richards

12-Journalistic Enterprise Bob Segall

13-Crafts: On Camera Talent Anchor News Andrea Morehead

14-Newscast-Evening Market 21-40 Eyewitness News Nightbeat Margaret Cordes/Duane Becker/Brad McQueen

15-Craft: Jude Redfield Weather

16-Crafts: Steve Rhodes Audio

17-Distant Memories Historical/Cultural Program or special Kevin Rader& Steve Rhodes

2008 National Edward R. Murrow Winners

Feature: Hard News: WTHR, "Mission Complete"; Scott Swan, Stephen Starnes

2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Winners

Feature: Hard News: WTHR, "Mission Complete"; Scott Swan, Stephen Starnes

Continuing Coverage: WTHR; "After the Attack"; Anne Marie Tiernon, Stephen Starnes

Videography: WTHR, "Dressing Up Elvis"; Steve Rhodes

2008 National Headliner Awards

Feature, Sports or Human Interest Story:  1st Place: WTHR; Scott Swan, Steve Starnes "Mission Complete"

Health Reporting: 2nd Place: WTHR; Anne Marie Tiernon, Steve Starnes
"Help Me, I'm Dying"

Environmental Reporting: 2nd Place: WTHR; Sandra Chapman, William C. Ditton, Jim Tellus "The Danger Below"

Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event: 3rd Place: WTHR: Sandra Chapman, Stephen Starnes, John Whalen "School Secrets"

2008 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association  Awards

Outstanding news operation:  2nd Place: WTHR

Outstanding weather operation: 2nd Place: WTHR

Best reporter: 1st Place: Scott Swan, WTHR

Best continuous coverage of single event : 1st Place: Sandra Chapman, Steve Starnes, John Whalen, Jim Hall, WTHR

Best news series: 1st Place: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Holly Stephen, WTHR

Best general news: 1st Place: Jennie Runevitch, Steve Starnes, WTHR

                                 2nd Place: Scott Swan, Steve Rhodes, WTHR

Best investigative report: 1st Place: Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Holly Stephen, WTHR

Best enterprise story: 1st Place: Scott Swan, Steve Starnes, WTHR

                                     2nd Place: Andrea Morehead, DeShong Perry, Steve Starnes, Steve Rhodes, WTHR

Best sports report or program:  2nd Place: Mary Stirsman, Dave Calabro, Rich Nye, Matt Wilkening, Robin Lynch, WTHR

Best station photojournalism: 1st Place: Photography Staff, WTHR

Best sports videography: 1st Place: Robin Lynch, Matt Wilkening, WTHR

Best web site: 2nd Place: Warren Mills, Sara Galer, Tony Gaver, Cari Hudson, WTHR

2007 Indiana Associated Press Awards:

Outstanding News Operation

Best Weather Operation

Best Investigative Report 
Bob Segall, Bill Ditton, Jim Hall

Best Community Impact 
Angela Cain, Young-Hee Yedinak

Best Videography  

Best Feature Videography 
Steve Rhodes

Best Sports Videography
Tony Fuller

Best Producer
Mary Stirsman

Best Feature 
Linsey Davis, Steve Rhodes

2006 Online News Award:

Enterprise
WTHR.com - Cause for Alarm - Bob Segall, Gerry Lanosga, Warren Mills, Sara Galer, Bill Ditton2008 Emmy Award Winners

Outstanding Evening Newscast        Market 21-40
Eyewitness News - Nightbeat WTHR
Margaret Cordes Executive Producer 
Duane Becker Producer 
Brad McQueen Director

Outstanding Morning or Daytime Newscast      Market 21-40
Eyewitness News: Sunrise WTHR
Judith Palermo Executive Producer 
Cyndee Hebert Producer

Outstanding Weekend Newscast      Market 21-40
Eyewitness News Weekend Nightbeat WTHR
Margaret Cordes Executive Producer 
Randy Shy Producer 
Tony Giordullo Sports Executive Producer

Business/Consumer
Trashing Your Mortgage
WTHR Bob Segall Reporter 
William Ditton Photojournalist 
Holly Stephen Executive Producer

Politics/Government      Single Story
Credit Threat
WTHR Sandra Chapman Reporter 
Steve Rhodes Photojournalist 
William Ditton Photojournalist

Politics/Government     News Series
All Night Long
WTHR Bob Segall Reporter 
William Ditton Photojournalist 
Holly Stephen Executive Producer

Sports     Single News Story
Field Of History
WTHR Scott Allen Photojournalist

Historic/Cultural Program or Special
Distant Memories
WTHR Kevin Rader Reporter
Steve Rhodes Researcher

Human Interest     Single Story or News Series
Fit For A King WTHR
Kevin Rader Reporter 
Steve Rhodes Editor

Journalistic Enterprise
Bob Segall/13 Investigates WTHR
Bob Segall Investigative Reporter/Producer

Crafts: Audio
Steve Rhodes-Audio WTHR
Steve Rhodes Audio

Crafts: Director - Newscast
Opening Kickoff WTHR
Loretta Goode Director

Crafts: Editor - News
Steve Rhodes-Editor WTHR
Steve Rhodes Editor

Crafts: Graphics/Animation - News
2007 WTHR HD News Design WTHR
Janet Brown Design Director 
Kristina Burke Senior Designer 
Jason Richards Motion Graphics Designer

Crafts: Photographer - News
Steve Rhodes WTHR
Steve Rhodes Photojournalist

Crafts: On-Camera Talent
Anchor - News
Andrea Morehead, Anchor WTHR
Andrea Morehead News Anchor

Crafts: On-Camera Talent
Anchor - Weather
Jude Redfield Composite WTHR
Jude Redfield Meteorologist 
 
2006 Indiana News Photographers Association

Photography Station of the Year
WTHR

Photographer of the Year
Steve Rhodes

Team Documentary/News Special
Saving Face, Saving Grace - Steve Rhodes, Matt Wilkening, Bill Reilly

Team General/Spot
Same Sex Marriage - Doug Blake, Bill Reilly

Best Use of Video in a Newscast
WTHR

Documentary/News Special
Ironman - Steve Starnes

Sports Feature
I'm Not Missing Anything - Steve Rhodes

In-Depth
Teen Drives - Steve Rhodes

Edward R. Murrow regional award
"Afghanistan: Armed with Freedom"
Roger Harvey and Steve Starnes

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