Syracuse Press Club 2011 Award Winners Named

May 8, 2011 by

SYRACUSE -- Top journalists from Syracuse and surrounding markets gathered for the Syracuse Press Club's 33rd annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner last night at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.  Public stations WRVO and WAER dominated the radio categories, while there were plenty of ties for winners in the television categories.

Here at, we were happy to win second place for "Public Service" in the Internet category.  (A tip of the hat to Crouse Hospital, who won first place for their website.)

In addition to the Professional Recognition categories (a complete list for all winners in radio, television and internet appears below), there were a number of Club Awards presented.  Among them, CNYcentral (WSTM, WSTQ-LP) anchor Matt Mulcahy shared the Gus Bliven-Joe Ganley-Mario Rossi Career Achievement Award with recently retired Post-Standard restaurant critic Yolanda Wright.

Longtime NewsChannel 9 (WSYR-TV) photog Eddie Jones shared the Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award with Post-Standard editor Richard Sullivan and writer John O'Brien.

The A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award was awarded to Megan Hislop, a producer at WCNY-TV.  And WAER's Ted Conroy won the club's $2000 Devesty-Williams Scholarship.

Syracuse Press Club 2011 Awards

All winners for the radio, television and internet categories, as issued via email from the Syracuse Press Club on Saturday night:

RadioSpot NewsFirstDave BullardWRVO"Iroquois Nations Hold Historic Unity Meeting"
RadioSpot NewsSecondDave BullardWRVO"Palermo Tornado"
RadioInvestigativeFirstJasmyn BelcherWRVO"Customers Question Energy Supplier's Marketing Tactics"
RadioInvestigativeSecondMichael BenjaminWRVO"Questions Raised Over Urgent Care"
RadioNews FeatureFirstEllen Abbott570 WSYR"When Children Abuse Children"
RadioNews FeatureSecondJoyce GramzaWRVO"New York's Last Pheasant Farm"
RadioHuman Interest FeatureFirstTodd Cross, Chris BoltWAER"Hip-Hop Therapy at Youth Detention Facility"
RadioSports StoryFirstJasmyn BelcherWRVO"Fighting New York's Mixed Martial Arts Ban"
RadioSports StorySecondZack WaldmanWAER"Agents Paying College Players"
RadioSports ShowFirstTed Conroy, Mike Lefko, WAER StaffWAER"Countdown to Kickoff: Syracuse University Season Opener"
RadioSports ShowSecondIan Smith, Anthony Riccobono, Evan Valenti, Steve Niekam, Dan GerardWAER"Sportsnight: NBA Season of Intrigue"
RadioNewscastFirstJason Smith, Dave Bullard, Michael Benjamin, Joyce Gramza, Ryan MordenWRVO"The 6:30 AM Report"
RadioNewscastSecondScott WillisWAER"All Things Considered Local News"
RadioPublic Affairs ProgramFirstSusan ArbetterWCNY-FM"The Capitol Pressroom - Hydrofracking and Pete Seeger"
RadioPublic Affairs ProgramSecondWRVO StaffWRVO"WRVO's Community Forum - Helping Veterans"
RadioSpecial ProgramFirstDave BullardWRVO"A Central New York Musical Christmas"
RadioSpecial ProgramSecondWRVO StaffWRVO"The Midterm Elections: A WRVO News Special"
InternetNews WebsiteFirstStaffThe Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton)""
InternetNews WebsiteSecondStaffWKTV-TV""
InternetBlogFirstMatt"Matt's Memo: Jenni-Lyn Girl Next Door"
InternetBlogSecondKenneth"Ken's Blog: The Hall Monitor"
InternetPublic ServiceFirstRobert Allen, Cheryl AbramsCrouse Hospital""
InternetPublic ServiceSecondPeter
CollegeRadio Sports StoryFirstKevin BrownWAER"Football Swap"
CollegeRadio Sports StorySecondMike LefkoWAER"Syracuse-BC Rivalry"
CollegeRadio FeatureFirstJessica PalomboWAER"Film Festival"
CollegeRadio FeatureSecondMatt DangelantonioWSYR-AM"Clark's Closing"
CollegeTV News StoryFirstMarlei MartinezABC News on Campus"Underground Street Racing"
CollegeTV News StorySecondCharles GorraWSYR 9.2"Gun Law Debate"
TelevisionSpot NewsFirst (tie)YNN StaffYNN"Jenni-Lyn Watson Body Discovered"
TelevisionSpot NewsFirst (tie)Newschannel 9 StaffWSYR-TV"Marsellus Warehouse Fire"
TelevisionSpot NewsSecondLaura Hand, Jessica Cain, Caitlin Nuclo, Chris McGrath, Alex Dunbar, Andrew PurdueCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Megabus Disaster"
TelevisionSpot NewsSecondNewschannel 9 StaffWSYR-TV"Quake of 2010"
TelevisionInvestigativeFirst (tie)Dan Cummings, Jim KearnsWSYR-TV"Fire Fight"
TelevisionInvestigativeFirst (tie)Jessica CainCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Taking Down the Smuts"
TelevisionInvestigativeSecond (tie)Racquel Asa, Mike Brown, Bill GoldschmidtWSYR-TV"Ambulance Expenses"
TelevisionInvestigativeSecond (tie)Janelle BurrellYNN"Train Engines Left Running"
TelevisionNews FeatureFirstAlex DunbarCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Hot At the Fair"
TelevisionNews FeatureFirstRacquel Asa, Mike Brown, Mike CuringaWSYR-TV"Molly"
TelevisionNews FeatureSecond (tie)Brandon RothCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Gentle Giants"
TelevisionNews FeatureSecond (tie)Kelly Quinn, Jim KearnsWSYR-TV"Autism Test"
TelevisionHuman Interest FeatureFirst (tie)Niko TamurianCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Band of Orange Brothers"
TelevisionHuman Interest FeatureFirst (tie)Emma Wright, Kirk TupajWKTV-TV"Canoe Classic"
TelevisionHuman Interest FeatureSecond (tie)Brandon RothCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Flight of My Father"
TelevisionHuman Interest FeatureSecond (tie)YNN StaffYNN"Your Hometown"
TelevisionSports StoryFirstBrian MuellerCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"A World with Sound"
TelevisionSports StorySecondAndy MalnoskeWENY-TV"Scar Swimmer"
TelevisionSports ShowFirstSteve Infanti, Sal ManeenWSYR-TV"Rewind and Reload: SU Pinstripe Bowl Preview "
TelevisionSports ShowSecondYNN Sports TeamYNN"First and Ten"
TelevisionSportscastFirstSteve Infanti, Sal ManeenWSYR-TV"Friday Night Fever"
TelevisionSportscastSecondYNN Sports Team YNN"Sportscast, August 8, 2010"
TelevisionDocumentaryFirst (tie)Bill CareyYNN"Deadly Delusion"
TelevisionDocumentaryFirst (tie)Peter Spartano, Brian Anelli, Liz Ayers, Christa GromeWCNY-TV"Our Veterans and their Families: 21st Century Challenges"
TelevisionDocumentarySecondAmy Manley, David Fulkerson, Peter SpartanoWCNY-TV"Arctic Air: A Greenlandic Journey with the 109th
TelevisionSpecial ProgramFirstTim Fox, Shawn Wayson, Mark WolickiWSYR-TV"Rod and Carrie -- Been There. Always Here."
TelevisionSpecial ProgramSecondMatt Mulcahy, Jackie Robinson, Rae Fulkerson, Dean Walters, Tom Stemmler, Kristy Smorol, Pat Kenny, Jack Estabrook, Brian Erb, Andy Wolf, Kevin Tubbs, Brendon FontanellaCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"Jazzfest Live 2010"
TelevisionPhoto EssayFirstJim GibbonsYNN"Wallie Howard Memorial"
TelevisionPhoto EssaySecondAndy MalnoskeWENY-TV"Hornell Football -- Back to Back"
TelevisionNewscastFirstKristy Smorol, Matt Mulcahy, Jackie Robinson, Wayne Mahar, Niko Tamurian, Pat Kenny, Alex Dunbar, Lisa Spitz, Rae Fulkerson, Jack EstabrookCNYcentral, NBC-3, CBS-5, CW-6"NBC3 News at 11"


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