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WMFE WINS AWARDS FROM THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCAST JOURNALISTS

WMFE WINS AWARDS FROM THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCAST JOURNALISTS

ORLANDO — WMFE’s journalists received four awards from the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists on Saturday, May 7, 2022. More than 40 radio and television stations submitted more than 550 entries in the contest, which featured content produced in 2021.

WMFE journalists swept the Political, Government, Election Reporting category for radio. Space Reporter and Are We There Yet? Host Brendan Byrne won first place for his story “Biden taps former senator Bill Nelson to run NASA. What’s next for NASA and Florida’s space coast?

All Things Considered Host and Reporter Nicole Darden Creston was a finalist with her story “Robert Costa delves into ‘peril’ of January 6th insurrection”.

WMFE’s environmental reporter Amy Green was part of a team that won first place in the category of Climate / Environmental Reporting for “Three central florida landfills rank among nation’s top emitters of a potent greenhouse gas, but the numbers may be garbage.”

Danielle Prieur was a finalist in the category of Health Reporting for her story about a study that could change FDA blood donation policy for gay and bisexual men.

Florida Public Media won several awards for its Class of COVID-19 series, of which WMFE was a contributor.

See all of the winners here.

About Community Communications Inc.:

Community Communications Inc. is a locally owned, and operated, non-profit public media organization that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of NPR programming; 90.7-2 Classical; and 89.5 WMFV, public radio for The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle. Listener-supported Community Communications has been serving the community since 1980 with trusted news and programming from a local, national and international perspective.

About Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists

Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists (formerly the Florida Associated Press Professional Broadcasters) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership includes broadcast journalism professionals employed by commercial and public television and radio stations, as well as those employed by and/or enrolled in college-level broadcast journalism operations. The mission of the Board of the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists is to advocate the advancement of broadcast journalism through various means. Visit floridanewsawards.org for more information.



 

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