Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 4/30/2018
Hearst’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV Boston won eight National Headliner Awards for outstanding journalism, including breaking news, consumer reporting and public service. WCVB took first and second place for “Broadcast or Cable Television Newscast” and won first place in the “Public Service” and “Health/Science Reporting” categories. WCVB also earned second and third place in “Breaking News,” second place in “Business/Consumer Reporting,” and third in “Health/Science Reporting.” Winning stories explored topics such as the opioid crisis, cancer treatments, plane crashes, and breaking news for car crashes.
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