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WAMU 88.5 News and 88.3 Ocean City win awards from Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association

WAMU 88.5 today that announced the WAMU 88.5 News team received seven awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA).

“The Heavy Burden of Obesity,” an in-depth series focused on the trend of obesity in children, received the top prize for Outstanding Documentary/In-Depth Reporting among Washington stations. The series was reported by education reporter Kavitha Cardoza with producer Ginger Moored.

WAMU 88.5’s Metro Connection received the award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program for its broadcast commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The special edition program was hosted by Rebecca Sheir and produced and edited by Tara Boyle, with on-air reporting from Kavitha Cardoza, Jonathan Wilson, Rebecca Blatt, Emily Friedman, Jim Hilgen, and Marc Adams.

Reporter Emily Friedman won in the Outstanding Feature Human Interest Story category for her piece, “Playing to Win: The D.C. Sled Sharks,” highlighting a sled hockey team for young athletes with disabilities.

Virginia reporter Michael Pope received the award in the Outstanding Enterprise Reporting category for “Vying for Influence in Fairfax County,” his report on campaign contributions in the county’s elections.

Coastal Connection, the weekly public affairs program airing on 88.3 Ocean City, was among the winners from non-metro stations. Host Bryan Russo and producer Tara Boyle’s “The Plight of the Watermen” received the Outstanding Documentary/In-Depth Reporting award. Coastal Connection also received the award for Outstanding Public Affairs for “The New Normal: The Local Impact of the National Economic Downturn” and the Outstanding Feature Human Interest Story award for “Preserving a Culture with Jazz.”

“These awards are further evidence of the station’s commitment to high-quality local news in and around Washington, and Ocean City,” said WAMU 88.5 Program Director Mark McDonald. “We are thrilled to receive CAPBA’s recognition of our work, and grateful to the listeners who trust us to bring them these stories each day.”

The awards were presented on June 2 at CAPBA’s annual convention in Ocean City, Md.

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