WISC-TV wins Station of the Year, Best News Operation at 2018 WBA Awards

Station takes home 8 first-place awards
WISC-TV wins Station of the Year, Best News Operation at 2018 WBA Awards

WISC-TV took home the titles of Station of the Year and Best News Operation in the medium market Saturday night at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Awards.

Along with overall coverage, the station also took home eight first-place awards for news coverage throughout the year.

The digital team took home awards for best use of social media over all markets. The team was also awarded for best breaking news cover in digital and social media for coverage of a Madison home explosion where a woman was found dead and a man was charged with homicide.

Dannika Lewis was the winner of two first-place awards in the medium market category. Her first was best significant community impact for her Time to Talk series. The series discusses mental health issues in children and how it is ‘Time to Talk’ about them. She also won best feature story for sharing the story of a mother and daughter who are both battling cancer.

News 3 won best continuing coverage in a medium market for stories on a crash that took the life of a young couple on Highway 30. Keely Arthur and other members of the News 3 team showed viewers how the crash changed the life of two twin boys, shared the story of a third crash victim, and how local authorities have taken efforts to monitor and change the safety of the roadway.

The News 3 sports team — including Jay Wilson, Kevin Lewis and Melissa Kim — received a first-place prize for best sportscast in a medium market.

The station also took home the gold for best specialty programming for a newscast that took place during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

WISC-TV won first for best commercial or underwriter announcement.

The station also took home four second-place awards and seven third-place awards. For a full list of awards, go to the WBA website.