WVTF Public Radio/RADIO IQ wins eight Associated Press awards
The RADIO IQ news staff was recently honored with eight awards from the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters.
For the second consecutive year, RADIO IQ was awarded Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias by the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters. Judges noted a “great use of sound throughout each story, wonderful reporting, and compelling humans.”
RADIO IQ also won a first place award in the Continuing News category for its coverage of the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. The judges recognized an “outstanding use of sound, human voices, and reporting” by Sandy Hausman, Robbie Harris, and Mallory Noe-Payne.
RADIO IQ staff members also won six individual awards:
- Sandy Hausman: Best Reporter, first place
- Sandy Hausman: Investigative Reporting, second place for “Shaken Baby Skeptics”
- Sandy Hausman: Documentary or In-Depth, second place for “A Sinking Feeling: Tangier Island”
- Mallory Noe-Payne: Old Dominion Heritage, first place for “Richmond Slave Trail”
- Mallory Noe-Payne: Douglas Southall Freeman Award for Public Service Through Radio Journalism, first place for “Caring: Stories from Virginia’s Home Health Work Force”
- Mallory Noe-Payne: Spot News, second place for “Election Day Bus Ride”
All awards were in the Large/Metro Radio Market category and included stations in Virginia and West Virginia. The awards were presented on April 6, 2019.
RADIO IQ News Director David Seidel said the awards demonstrate RADIO IQ's commitment to telling important, engaging, and well-crafted stories from across Virginia.
“I’m particularly proud that the work of the entire staff was recognized with the Outstanding News Operation award for the second year in a row,” Seidel said.