WATERLOO – LCTV attended the Iowa Broadcast News Association’s conference and awards ceremony in Waterloo, Iowa April 23 and won big.
Among many first, second and third place wins, LCTV was awarded first place for Best Newscast, Best Sportscast and Overall Excellence as a news station, which are the biggest honors of the night.
The Iowa Broadcast News Association not only recognizes collegiate journalism, but also small, medium and large market journalism as well.
Among the awards handed out, three LCTV reporters also received scholarships from the organization. Kelly Kuboushek (’19) received the Grant Price Scholarhip, Joel Schmidt (’16) received the Dick Petrik Outstanding Student Award and Allison Wong (’17) received the John Bachman Scholarship.
The full list of awards includes:
- Overall Excellence – LCTV
- Overall Excellence in Anchoring – Allison Wong (’17) & Dimitri Villanueva (’17)
- Overall Excellence in Reporting – Wong
- Best Sportscast – Joel Schmidt (’16), Allie Kaleta (’17) & Aidan Wojciehowski (’18)
- Best Newscast – Wong, Payton Van Vors (’17), Melissa Link (’17) & Villanueva
- Political Coverage – LCTV compilation
- General Reporting – Wong & Charlie Grant (’17)
- Farm and Agribusiness – Villanueva & Mareah Adolphs (’15)
- Sports Coverage – Schmidt
- Spots News – Wong & Grant
- In Depth/Series – Wong
- Feature – Link & Villanueva
- General Reporting – Villanueva
- Sports Play-by-Play – Live Sports compilation
- Overall Excellence in Anchoring – Schmidt & Kaleta
- Overall Excellence in Reporting – Schmidt
- News Photography – Schmidt
- In Depth/Series – Greg Cormier (’16), Villanueva & Wojciehowski