2022 Region 8 Honorees

Television

Large Market

Breaking News Coverage

Tornadoes Devastate Kentucky
WLKY-TV
Louisville, KY

Continuing Coverage

Devastating Flooding in Waverly, TN
WSMV-TV
Nashville, TN

Digital

WRAL Digital
WRAL-TV
Raleigh, NC

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Charlotte Helps Haiti
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, NC

Excellence in Innovation

We. Are. WAVE.
WAVE-TV
Louisville, KY

Excellence in Video

Remote Access
WYFF-TV
Greenville, SC

Excellence in Writing

Jason Lamb
WTVF-TV
Nashville, TN

Feature Reporting

Take Good Care
WTVF-TV
Nashville, TN

Hard News

Louisville in Crisis: The Problem
WDRB-TV
Louisville, KY

Investigative Reporting

Final Disrespects
WJZY-TV
Charlotte, NC

News Documentary

Louisville in Crisis
WDRB-TV
Louisville, KY

News Series

NewsChannel 5 Investigates: Gideon’s Army
WTVF-TV
Nashville, TN

Newscast

Tragedy in Rock Hill - WCNC 6PM Newscast
WCNC-TV
Charlotte, NC

Overall Excellence

WRAL News Excellence
WRAL-TV
Raleigh, NC

Podcast

Follow the Truth
WRAL-TV
Raleigh, NC

Sports Reporting

It’s in His Blood
WLOS-TV
Asheville, NC

Small Market

Breaking News Coverage

Kentucky Tornado Outbreak
WKYT-TV
Lexington, KY

Continuing Coverage

Kentucky Tornado Outbreak
WKYT-TV
Lexington, KY

Digital

WBIR.com
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bridging the Great Health Divide
WKYT-TV
Lexington, KY

Excellence in Innovation

WBIR’s Abandoned Places of East Tennessee
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN

Excellence in Video

Flute Choir Caroling
WMBF-TV
Myrtle Beach, SC

Excellence in Writing

Waiting to Death
WVLT-TV
Knoxville, TN

Feature Reporting

Poet for Hire
WRCB-TV
Chattanooga, TN

Hard News

Waiting to Death
WVLT-TV
Knoxville, TN

Investigative Reporting

School Board Member Faces Ethics Questions
WLEX-TV
Lexington, KY

News Documentary

The Body Farm
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN

News Series

The History of East Knoxville Beyond the Headlines
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN

Newscast

Tornado Outbreak
WLEX-TV
Lexington, KY

Overall Excellence

Live 5 News
WCSC-TV
Charleston, SC

Podcast

Unsolved South Carolina: The Murdaugh Murders, Money & Mystery
WCIV-TV
Charleston, SC

Sports Reporting

The Golden Goal
WATN-TV
Memphis, TN


Radio

Large Market

Breaking News Coverage

Winston-Salem School Shooting
WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC

Continuing Coverage

Winston-Salem School Shooting
WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC

Digital

WPLN.org
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville, TN

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kingwood Exposed a Raw Seam of Rage
West Virginia Public Broadcasting (in partnership with 100 Days in Appalachia)
Charleston, WV

Excellence in Innovation

Dispatches From Within
WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC

Excellence in Sound

Secretive Birds are ‘Canaries in Coal Mines’ for Marshes in Outer Banks
North Carolina Public Radio
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Excellence in Writing

Carolina Curious: Are There Old-Growth Forests in North Carolina?
WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC

Feature Reporting

Finding Affordable Child Care in W.Va. Leaves Some Working Parents Short on Options
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Charleston, WV

Hard News

A Year After Floyd’s Death, Winston-Salem Activists, Police Examine What’s Changed
WFDD-FM
Winston-Salem, NC

Investigative Reporting

Rebuilding Charlotte - Remote Instruction and Learning Loss
WFAE-FM
Charlotte, NC

News Documentary

Three Castles and the Music City — 150 Years of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville, TN

News Series

The Lives Lost
North Carolina Public Radio
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Newscast

WPLN Special Newscast, Dec. 11, 2021, 10:58 a.m.
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville, TN

Overall Excellence

WPLN News in 2021
Nashville Public Radio
Nashville, TN

Podcast

Embodied Podcast
North Carolina Public Radio
Raleigh-Durham, NC

Small Market

Breaking News Coverage

December 10, 2021 Tornado Outbreak Coverage
WKMS-FM
Murray, KY

Continuing Coverage

West Virginia Ice Storm
MetroNews
Charleston, WV

Digital

WVMetroNews.com
MetroNews
Charleston, WV

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Breonna Taylor’s Killing Forced Black High School Girls to Grapple with Uncertainty
Louisville Public Media
Louisville, KY

Excellence in Sound

Needle in a Haystack
WUKY-FM
Lexington, KY

Feature Reporting

Kentucky’s Famous Whittler
WEKU-FM
Lexington, KY

Hard News

Mass Evictions at Morehead Trailer Park
WEKU-FM
Lexington, KY

Investigative Reporting

The Pandemic Isolated Incarcerated People. Kentucky and Securus Cashed in.
Louisville Public Media
Louisville, KY

News Series

West Virginians Remember 9/11 20 Years Later
MetroNews
Charleston, WV

Newscast

The West Virginia Morning News
MetroNews
Charleston, WV

Overall Excellence

WCHS MetroNews Radio
MetroNews
Charleston, WV

Sports Reporting

Gold Medal Bluegrass Fencer
WEKU-FM
Lexington, KY