The Associated Press honored Graham Media Stations with several first place awards for WMKG, KRPC and WSLS.
For the second year in a row, WKMG News 6 (CBS Orlando) won more AP awards than any other TV station in Central Florida, including the coveted Station of the Year award.
WMKG News 6 won first place in the following categories:
Station of the year
Best morning newscast
Best evening newscast
Non-breaking news newscast
Feature light news for Getting Results award
Series/Franchise Reporting for Getting Results awards
Nadeen Yanes for breaking news -- individual
Erik Sandoval for breaking news -- long format
James Sparvero for multimedia journalist
The station also took second place for the following:
ClickOrlando.com -- Best news website
Continuing coverage for Driving Change initiative
"I am very pleased to see our team being recognized for their hard work and dedication to investigative journalism, compelling storytelling and commitment to highlighting people of Central Florida who are getting results for our community," WKMG News 6 news director Allison McGinley said.
KPRC 2 (NBC Houston) was honored with the Associated Press award of best digital news website in the state of Texas for Click2Houston.com.
It's the second time in the last four years that Click2Houston has won the Best Digital category in Texas. The judges comments about Click2Houston included, "Excellent digital presence on all social media platforms. Easy to navigate website. Nice interactive elements within stories."
WSLS 10 News (NBC Roanoke, VA) is a winner of three first-place awards in the 2017 Virginia’s Associated Press Broadcasters contest. WSLS 10 News took home first place awards for outstanding sports operation, best website and community service.