Award Winning Newsroom

WVIK newsroom is a dominant presence in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities. In 2018 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)