WITI FOX6 awarded by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association


WITIWITI FOX 6, Tribune’s Milwaukee station, announced it has been awarded 26 awards by the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association, including the highest honors of Television Station of the Year and Television News Operation of the Year.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is the only trade association which supports, promotes and represents all radio and television broadcasters in Wisconsin. Each year the WBA honors the best in local journalism.  This year, WITI was honored with a total of 26 awards, including 14 First Place, more than any other Milwaukee television station.

“I am very proud of the entire staff. They know how much news matters to our viewers – they work very hard every day to serve them,” said John LaPorte, Vice President of News, WITI.  “It is great to have the results of that hard work recognized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. I am very blessed to work with such a great group of journalists and broadcasters.”

The following are the WBA awards won by WITI:

2013 News Operation Of  The Year Award

1st Place:       WITI TV

2013 Station Of  The Year Award

1st Place:       WITI TV

Best Morning Newscast

3rd Place:      WITI TV, FOX6 Wakeup News

Best News Writing

1st Place:       WITI TV, License to Kill

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Faith on a Fault Line

Best Hard News/Investigative

1st Place:       WITI TV, High Risk Rent

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Azana Salon 911 Protocols

Best Series Or Documentary

1st Place:       WITI TV, Dr. Ripoff

3rd Place:      WITI TV, Backward or Skyward

Best Feature

1st Place:       WITI TV, First Grade Crush

2nd Place:     WITI TV, A Legion of Followers

Best Live On-Scene Reporting

1st Place:       WITI TV, Brad Hicks

Best Continuing Coverage

1st Place:       WITI TV, “Smack” of Reality: Heroin’s Deadly Resurgence

Best Use Of News Video

1st Place:       WITI TV, The Million-Mile Man

Best Sports Reporting

1st Place:       WITI TV, Circling Back Around

3rd Place:      WITI TV, Seeing and Hitting Ͳ Doubles

Best Sportscast

1st Place:       WITI TV, Tim Van Vooren

3rd Place:      WITI TV, Tom Pipines

Best Use Of Sports Video

1st Place:       WITI TV, Sisters in the Saddle

Best Weathercast

1st Place:       WITI TV, Vince Condella

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Rob Haswell

Best Significant Community Impact

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Contact 6

Best Specialty Programming

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Packers Family Night Pregame Special

Best Editorial/Commentary

1st Place:       WITI TV, “The Teditorial” – December 10, 2013

2nd Place:     WITI TV, “The Teditorial” – August 26, 2013

Best Commercial

2nd Place:     WITI TV, Milwaukee PC