NEGAUNEE, Mich. (WLUC) - TV6 has some big news to share. TV6 is again Station of the Year in Market 4 for 2017!
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters awarded the station that honor Wednesday night, along with 19 first and second place awards, the most ever won by a station.
TV6 took first place in coveted categories, like Best Investigative Reporting, for the Ruska kidnapping case in Alger County; Best Documentary Series for Sophie Erber’s stories on the Cost of Cleaning up Meth; Best Newscast for your TV6 Early News, and Best Reporter for our Escanaba Bureau Reporter, Mark Cowman.
Along with nine first place (best) honors, we collected 10 second place (merit) finishes.
Congratulations to all the hardworking men and women at TV6, and to all our viewers for your dedicated, and loyal viewership!
Here’s the entire list of best and merit award winners:
TV6 – 2017 Station of the Year
Best Breaking News Story - Kivela Death Coverage (All News)
Best Use of Medium - Sunflower Farm (Mark Cowman)
Best Investigative Story - Ruska Kidnapping (Alyssa Barker, Andrew LaCombe)
Best Materials & Promo - Mackenzie Leigh Promo (Justin Verigin, Kim Parker)
Best Documentary of Series - Cost of Meth Clean Up (Sophie Erber)
Best News Anchor - Steve Asplund
Best News Reporter - Mark Cowman
Best Newscasts - TV6 Early News (Steve Asplund, Sophie Erber)
Best Weathercast - Karl Bohnak
Breaking News- Nurses Strike Saturday Morning (Andrew LaCombe, Nicole Buchmann)
Commercial - Wattson & Wattson (Nick Terbrack)
Community Involvement - TV6 Canathon (Scott Zerbel)
Use of Medium - Sunshine’s Milk (Samantha Rivera)
New Media - TV6 New Media (Alissa Pietila, Nick Terbrack)
News Anchor - Sophie Erber
News Reporter - Nicole Buchmann
Newscast - TV6 Late News (Greg Trick, Sophie Erber)
Photojournalist - Donny Miller
Special Interest Programming - U.P Power 2017 (Mike Ludlum, Ethan Schmidt, Kim Parker)