March 16, 2012
Station of the Year
for the second consecutive year by Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the Broadcast Excellence Awards presentation held Wednesday night in Lansing. Stations from across the state competed for the coveted award in several broadcast categories.
received top honors for:
Best Newscast -
7 Action News at 11 "City in Crisis"
Best Community Involvement -
2020 Inspiring Change"
Best Special Interest Programming - "
2020 A Conversation For Change"
Best News Reporter -
Best News Special
"Wayne County Confidential"
Best Photojournalist –
WXYZ-TV also received Merit awards for:
Use of New Media -
, Access Denied: Chief Judge Under Fire"
News Reporter -
"We are proud to be honored by the MAB for excellence in broadcast journalism for the second year in a row," said WXYZ Vice-President and General Manager
. "It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our entire Channel 7 team who work every day to take action for our viewers."
Retired WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Jerry Hodak, who emceed the awards gala, presented WXYZ with the Station of the Year Award. WXYZ received the award in the Market1 Division against all other stations in the
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