WTOC was pleased to take home many top honors from the Georgia Associated Press 2002 Awards in April. Among them were some of the most coveted prizes in the news business, the Best Newscast award and the Associated Press Pacemaker award for best overall news operation.
Additionally, our Steven Shoob and Elizabeth Garcia took home an Emmy award for television news excellence and outstanding achievement in June. The award was for their coverage of the 38th Street fire. They, along with WTOC news director Larry Silbermann picked up the award at a ceremony Saturday night in Atlanta.
While we'll continue to work hard to bring you the very best coverage, we'd also like to thank our many viewers for making us THE Southeast News Leader.
--From all of us at WTOC
Our AP awards:
Associated Press Pacemaker--Best Overall News Operation
Best Spot News 1st Place--River Street Collapse
Best Spot News Honorable Mention--38th Street Fire
Best Spot News Video 1st Place--38th Street Fire
Best Spot News Video Honorable Mention--K-9's on the Loose
Best Documentary Honorable Mention--Return to Ground Zero
Best Sports Program Honorable Mention--Fabulous Friday Night Football
Best Staff Coverage Honorable Mention--Baby Grace
General Excellence in Photojournalism Honorable Mention--Bryan Co. Fires
Our Emmy award: