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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.

2018 News Awards         

TOTAL = 16         

Illinois Assocated Press                                            

            1st Place              Best Digital Presence

Iowa Broadcast News Association           

            1st Place             Overall Excellence

                                          Public Affairs (Midwest Week)

                                          Excellence in Reporting

                                          Use of Online Media

                                          Use of Actuality - Benjamin Payne (Rock Island County Courhouse)

            2nd Place            Excellence in Reporting - Herb Trix

                                          Political Coverage

                                          Farm and Agribusiness (John Deere)

                                          Feature - Benjamin Payne (Local Lawyer Supreme Court Argument)                                                                              Sports Coverage - Benjamin Payne (River Bandits on Extra Innings Rule)

                                          General Reporting - Michelle O'Neill & Tori Charnetzki

                                          Best Newscast - Herb Trix

          Honorable Mention      Spot News - Benjamin Payne (White Supremacist Flyers)

                                                          General Reporting - Michelle O'Neill (Election Cybersecurity)

                                                          In-Depth Series - Michlle O'Neill (Workplace Sexual Harassment)