WFMD Wins AP News Awards

The station won two first place awards for spot news coverage, sports.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – WFMD News won some news awards recently.

During the Chesapeake Associated Press  Broadcasters Association Convention the weekend of June 3-5 in Ocean City, WFMD won first place for Outstanding Spot News Reporting for its coverage of a mass shooting in 2021  involving three US Navy personnel stationed at Fort Detrick.

Another first-place award presented to WFMD was for Outstanding Year Round Local Sports. “Great to see the commitment to local sports this entry represents,” the judges said in their comments. “Kudos to Sports Director Steve Nib for his play-by-play skills in both both football and basketball, no easy feat, and he contributed a lot of color commentary, as well. Also, a solid weekend program segment on the impart of COVID on the high school sports program and their efforts to resume competition.”

WFMD News also won some second-place awards at the CAPBA Convention. One was Outstanding Newscast. “A tight top-of-the-hour newscast. Good delivery and interesting story choices,” the judges said.

Second place awards were also presented to WFMD for Outstanding Website, Outstanding News Operation and Outstanding talk show for “Mid-Maryland Live.”

WFMD News consists of News Director Dianah Gibson, and reporter/anchors Kevin McManus and Nate Saunders.

There were 357  entries from 22 stations across the Maryland, Washington DC and Delaware stations for this year’s AP contest, according to Mark Kraham from WDVM-TV in Hagerstown , the outgoing board President to the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

CAPBA’s membership is composed of radio and TV stations from Maryland, Washington DC and Delaware.

By Kevin McManus