SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV was named 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. WXYZ received top honors for:
Best Newscast - 7 Action News at 11 "City in Crisis" Best Community Involvement - " Detroit 2020 Inspiring Change" Best Special Interest Programming - " Detroit 2020 A Conversation For Change" Best News Reporter - Scott Lewis Best News Special - "Wayne County Confidential" Best Photojournalist – John Ciolino
WXYZ-TV also received Merit awards for:Use of New Media - wxyz.com Investigative Story - "Judge Sylvia James, Access Denied: Chief Judge Under Fire" News Reporter - Heather Catallo (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CL13539LOGO) "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 Ed Fernandez. "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 Detroit market. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 133-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers and local news and information Web sites. The company's portfolio of locally focused media properties includes: 19 TV stations (10 ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates, five Azteca America affiliates and one independent); daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.Scripps.com/.