Award Winning Newsroom

WVIK newsroom is a dominant presence in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities. In 2017 the WVIK newsroom took top honors from the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association (IAPBA) and the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA), winning several awards between the two organizations.

Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards:
 
  • Lacy Scarmana & Scott Reeder: BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORT, First Place
  • Lacy Scarmana: BEST SPORTS REPORT, Second Place
  • WVIK News: OUTSTANDING NEWS OPERATION
  • WVIK News: BEST DIGITAL PRESENCE, Second Place
 
Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards:
 
  • WVIK News: Herb Trix (News Director) OVERALL EXCELLENCE, First Place
  • WVIK News: WVIK OVERALL BEST USE OF ONLINE MEDIA, First Place WVIK.org
  • WVIK News: WVIK POLITICAL COVERAGE, First Place Elections & Politics 2017

 

  • Sam Dunklau: WVIK BEST USE OF ACTUALITY, First Place, "Local Students Attend DC Women’s March"

 

  • Michelle O’Neill: WVIK OVERALL EXCELLENCE IN REPORTING, First Place
  • Michelle O’Neill: WVIK SPORTS COVERAGE First Place, "World Series of Drag Racing"
  • Michelle O’Neill: WVIK FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS, Third Place "Deere 2017"
  • Michelle O’Neill: WVIK IN-DEPTH/SERIES, Third Place "Planning for Self-Driving Vehicles Including Trucks"
  • Michelle O’Neill: WVIK FEATURE, Honorable Mention  "Ratzenberger on Blue Collar Workers"

 

  • Lacy Sarcoma: WVIK SPORTS COVERAGE, Third Place "Death of John Deere Classic Volunteer"