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National Headliner Awards List

March 8, 2006

BROADCAST DIVISION

Radio Stations

Best Newscast: WTOP, Washington, staff, ``July 7, 2005 Newscast″; KTRH, Houston, Lana Hughes, JP Pritchard, Rick Janacek, KTRH Morning News″; WBAL, Baltimore, Bill Vanko, Anne Kramer, Scott Wykoff, ``Sept. 1, 2005 Newscast.″

Breaking News or Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event: KTRH, Houston, staff, ``BP Plant Explosion″; WBAL-AM, Baltimore, Scott Wykoff, ``The Rafael Palmeiro Steroid Scandal″; WHYY-FM, Philadelphia, Brad Linder, ``Philadelphia Corruption Trial.″

Feature, Human Interest Story, or News Series: WBAL, Baltimore, Scott Wykoff, ``Miracle on 34th Street″; WBAL, Baltimore, John Patti, ``Annie’s Playground″; KARN, Little Rock, Ark., Annette Flournoy, ``The State on Meth.″

Documentary or Public Affairs: WTOP, Washington, staff, ``Troubled Waters″; KCBS, San Francisco, Matt Bigler, ``Hired Hands″; WFPL, Louisville, Ky., Heidi Caravan and Stephanie Sanders, ``The Gander Crash _ 20 Years Later.″

Hurricane Coverage: KTRH, Houston, staff, ``Hurricane Rita″; WBAL-AM, Baltimore, Scott Wykoff, ``Katrina’s Aftermath″; North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC-FM, Durham, N.C., Leoneda Inge and Brent Wolfe, ``Katrina Volunteer.″

Broadcast Radio Networks and Syndicators

Best Newscast: ABC News Radio, ABC News Team; CBS World News Roundup, Christopher Glenn and Paul Farry; none.

Breaking News or Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event: CBS Radio News, CBS Radio News staff, ``London Bombings″; ABC News Radio, ABC News Radio staff, ``The Death of Pope John Paul II″; Great Lakes Radio Consortium, Ann Arbor, Mich., Lester Graham, Mark Brush and Rebecca Williams; ``Ten Threats to the Great Lakes.″

Feature, Human Interest Story or News Series: ABC News Radio, Linda Albin, ``Pullout from Gaza: On the Inside″; Great Lakes Radio Consortium, Ann Arbor, Mich., Mark Brush, ``Up Close and Personal with a Prairie Fire‴ CBS Radio News, New York, Barry Petersen, ``Tsunami.″

Documentary or Public Affairs: First Place and Grand Award in Radio: The Stanley Foundation and KQED Public Radio, Muscatine, Iowa, David Brancaccio, Simon Marks, Keith Porter and Kristin McHugh, ``Security Check: Confronting Today’s Global Threats″; CBS Radio News Roundup, New York, Barry Bagnato, ``Social Security″; ABC News Radio, New York, Ryan Kessler, Steve Jones and Cheri Preston, ``Perspective.″

Hurricane Coverage: CBS Radio News, CBS Radio News staff, ``Hurricane Katrina″; ABC News Radio, ABC News Radio staff, ``Hurricane Katrina″; Lichtenstein Creative Media, Cambridge, Mass., Bill Lichtenstein, June Peoples and John Hockenberry, ``Hurricane Katrina: The Road to Recovery.″

Broadcast or Cable Television Stations

Best Newscast: KIRO, Seattle, Helen Swenson, ``KIRO-7 Eyewitness News″; WJW, Cleveland, Bill Sheil, Greg Easterly, Andy Fishman and Jessica Bates, ``10 p.m. Newscast″; WTAE, Pittsburgh, Richard Cook, Roberta Petterson and Matthew Hilk, ``Action News at 5.″

Coverage of a Breaking News Event: KIRO, Seattle, Helen Swenson and staff, ``Eastside Pursuit″; KPNX, Phoenix, Garrett Wichmann, Mike Warner, ``MLK Fights″; WTAE, Pittsburgh, Tricia Drzal, Roberta Petterson, Bob Longo, ``Downtown Under Water.″

Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event: WJW, Cleveland, Bill Sheil, Jack Shea and Bill Martin, ``Kids in Cages: The Untold Story″; WTAE, Pittsburgh, Bob Longo, Matthew Hilk and Roberta Petterson, ``Towboat Tragedy″; WSMV, Nashville, Tenn., Nancy Amons, Zina Bauman, Cam Cornelius and Dave Brasells, ``Guardrails.″

Feature, Sports or Human Interest Story: KDFW, Dallas, Steve Noviello, Jeremy Pollard and Michael Tew, ``Wingman″; WTAE, Pittsburgh, Wendy Bell, Eric Hinnebusch and Kendall Cross, ``Crazy Cure-Alls″; WTHR, Indianapolis, Scott Swan and Steve Rhodes, ``I’m Not Missing Anything.″

Public Service: CLTV, Chicago, Bob Arya, ``Uniform Concerns″; WEWS, Cleveland, Duane Pohlman, Dorian Thompson and Dave Arnold, ``Dumping on Ohio″; KTVT, Dallas, Dr. Mona Khanna, Kent Chapline and Steve Maudlin, ``Diagnosis Cancer: How to Find Your Way.″

Documentary or Series of Reports: First Place and Grand Award in Television: WCCO, Minneapolis, Tom Aviles, Lino Rulli and David Schechter, ``The Last Flagraiser″; News 12 Long Island, Woodbury, N.Y., Virginia Huie, Dave Garden and Brian Endres, ``Last Letters Home″; News 12 New Jersey, Edison, N.J., Walt Kane, Bill Schlosser and Anthony Cocco, ``Rebuilding Asbury Park.″

Investigative Reporting: WJW, Cleveland, Tom Merriman, Mark DeMarino and Dave Hollis, ``School Bus Bloat″; KIRO, Seattle, Chris Halsne, Bill Benson and David Weed, ``Brains For Sale″; KGO, San Francisco, Dan Noyes, Beth Ramsey and Lynn Friedman, ``The Body Show.″

Business and Consumer Reporting: WNBC, New York, Chuck Scarborough, Emily Smolar, Brian Quinn and John Gonzalez, ``Santiago Solution?″; KIRO, Seattle, Wayne Havrelly, Bob Branom and Brian Doerflinger, ``Charity Abuse″; CBS 5, San Francisco, CBS 5 Consumer Watch, ``On The Hook.″

Health Reporting: WTAE, Pittsburgh, Jim Parsons, Kendall Cross and Mike Lazorko, ``Dying to Breathe″; KCTV, Kansas City, Kan., Carolyn Long, Ken Ullery and Sam Zeff, ``Hospital Costs″; KING, Seattle, Joan Kinsey, Jean Enersen, ``Breast Cancer: Winning the Battle.″

Broadcast Television Networks, Cable Networks and Syndicators

Best Newscast: NBC ``Nightly News″ with Brian Williams, ``Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans in Turmoil″; CNN, ``Paula Zahn Now: Jet Blue Plane/Toronado/Hurricane Rita″; none.

Coverage of a Major News Event: ABC News ``Good Morning America,″ ``Tsunami Zone″; NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ``London Terror Bombings″; NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ``The Death of Pope John Paul II.″

Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event: NBC ``Nightly News″ with Brian Williams, ``Tsunami: A Disaster Unfolds″; NBC ``Nightly News,″ ``The Pakistan Earthquake″; CNN, ``Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: From the Quake Zone.″

Feature, Sports or Human Interest Story: ABC News ``Good Morning America,″ ``You Changed My Life″; ABC News: Primetime Live, ``Talking to Animals″; CNN, ``A Lesson Before Dying.″

Documentary or Series of Reports: CNN Presents, ``Autism is a World″; MSNBC, ``Coming Home″; CNN Presents, ``Egypt: A Test Case for Democracy.″

Investigative Reporting: ABC News ``20/20,″ ``Cruelty to Owners″; NBC ``Nightly News,″ ``The Terror Money Trail″; CNN, ``Ford Fires.″

News Magazine Program: ABC News ``20/20,″ ``Crystal Meth 911″; ABC News ``20/20,″ ``Where Do They Belong″, California Connected, Marley Klaus, ``California Connected.″

Business and Consumer Reporting: NOW on PBS, ``The Broken Promise″; CNN, ``Paula Zahn Now: Generic Drugs″; Bloomberg News, ``GM Retooling an American Icon.″

Hurricane Coverage: NBC ``Nightly News″ with Brian Williams, ``After the Storm: The Long Road Back″; CNN, ``Hurricane Katrina and the Aftermath″; NBC ``Nightly News″ with Brian Williams, ``Hurricane Katrina Coverage.″

Health Reporting: CNN, ``Killer Flu: A Breath Away″; CNN, ``Memory″; CNN, ``Anatomy of a Murder.″

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