RTV6 earns seven 1st place finishes at SPJ Awards

News team recognized in 14 categories
Posted at 12:50 PM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 12:50:38-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- The RTV6 news team brought home an armful of awards Friday night at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Best in Indiana Journalism Awards – earning seven 1st places and finishing in the top three in 14 categories overall.

The awards come on the heels of RTV6 being named “Outstanding News Operation” at the annual Associated Press Awards in Indianapolis earlier this month. The RTV6 team also won 1st place for “Best News Series” for the “Delphi Daughters” special about the murders of two young girls in Delphi, Indiana, as well as “Best Newcsat.” The AP’s “Best Reporter” award went to Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney.

We want to celebrate our successes with you – because without you, none of this would be possible! So keep sending in your news tips and story ideas and continue watching RTV6!

Read more about our 1st place winners below:

1st Place: Education Coverage (Any Indiana Station)
“Breaking the Bullying Law” (Now also nominated for an Emmy!)
Team: Kara Kenney, Jordan Fischer, Brad Forestal and Lee Atherton

1st Place: Coverage of Children’s Issues
“The Cost of Having Children in Indiana”
Team: Kara Kenney, Brad Forestal

1st Place: Documentary or Special (Indianapolis Market)
“Delphi Daughters”
Team: Kara Kenney, Paris Lewbel, Rafael Sanchez, Jason Scheuer

1st Place: Investigative Reporting (Indianapolis Market)
“Call 6: No records Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard took alcohol test after crash in city car”
Team: Paris Lewbel

1st Place: Business or Consumer Affairs Reporting
“Getting Justice for Consumers”
Team: Kara Kenney, Paris Lewbel and Rafael Sanchez

1st Place: Feature Story (Indianapolis Market)
“Indiana at the Crossroads”
Team: Paris Lewbel and Lee Atherton

1st Place: Sports Reporting (Indianapolis Market)
“Dave Furst Sports”
Team: Dave Furst