WISC-TV takes home Station of the Year, News Operation of the Year at 2019 WBA Awards

Station honored by 9 first-place awards
WISC-TV takes home Station of the Year, News Operation of the Year at 2019 WBA Awards

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association honored WISC-TV with the titles of Station of the Year, News Operation of the Year and Social and Digital Media Station of the Year in a medium market Saturday night.

The station additonally took home nine first-place awards for its news coverage and community impact throughout the year.

News 3 Now in Madison takes home the prize of Medium Market Television News Operation of the Year! #wbagala @WISC_News3 pic.twitter.com/BBE51YAlAT

— WBA (@WIBroadcasters) May 5, 2019

For its coverage of the historic flooding across southern Wisconsin this fall, the station won best evening newscast in the medium market category. It also received first place in spot news and morning newscast in a medium market for its coverage of the tragic explosion that rocked Sun Prairie in July.

Proud to be a part of this team! @WISCTV_News3 #news3now #BestMorningNewscast #WBAgala https://t.co/NcZ5fDDGfD

— Josh Spreiter (@JoshSpreiterTV) May 4, 2019

WISC-TV was also awarded for the significant community impact that resulted from its #SunPrairieStrong Telethon that raised more than $163,000 to help Sun Prairie families and businesses.

The station took home the gold in a medium market for its coverage of the 2018 midterm elections and its digital coverage of ‘heavy users’ that repeatedly return to the Dane County criminal justice system.

Leah Linscheid was the winner of best online personality in a medium market, and the News 3 Now sports team took home first place for best sportscast in a medium market.

Well, this is pretty great! Thank you for pushing our entire #News3Now team every day to do our best work on @WISCTV_News3! #WBAgala pic.twitter.com/cS1mtTDRwo

— Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) May 5, 2019

A full list of winners can be found on the WBA website.

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