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WHYY Awards 2008


  • Delaware Today Magazine
    Critics Choice, Best Anchor - Rob Stewart, WHYY Delaware Tonight

  • National Federation of Press Women
    Best Television Newscast - WHYY Delaware Tonight: Hurricane Ernesto coverage.
    Rob Stewart, producer/anchor; Patrick Mairs, Andrea Boyle and Joe Sheeran field reporters; Lisa Shiner, director; Gene Ashley, Zach Maupin, Lyndsey Teague and Will Elliot, photography; Nancy Karibjanian, Friday Forum host.

  • Broadcast Pioneers
    Hall of Fame - Ed Cunningham

  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Best of Philadelphia - Local Web site (www.thenextmayor.com)

  • Knight Batten Awards
    2007 Notable Entry - The Next Mayor project - www.j-lab.org.

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards - NOMINATIONS
    Station Excellence:
    WHYY, Bill Marrazzo, President & CEO
    Entertainment Program Feature or Segment:
    "Artist Isaiah Zagar," Trudi Brown, Executive Producer, Ken Finkel, Executive Director, Karen Smyles, Producer, Pat Warner, Editor
    Historic/Cultural - Program Feature or Segment:
    "Fabric Workshop" - WHYY TV-12, Trudi Brown, Executive Producer, Ken Finkel, Executive Producer, Karen Smyles, Producer, Pat Warner, Editor
    Historic/Cultural - Program or Special:
    "Philly's Favorite Kids Show Hosts," Trudi Brown, Executive Producer, Ed Cunningham, Producer, Paul Gluck, Vice-President & General Manager, Pat Warner, Editor
    Documentary:
    "Children in a Jar"- Natural Light Films/WHYY, Andrea Campbell, Director
    Promotion-News & Program-Campaign:
    "Wider Horizons- People/Places/Ideas" WHYY TV-12, Glenn Holsten, Producer, Trudi Brown, Executive Producer, Willo Carey, Executive Director, Anne Standish, Manager of Wider Horizons, Pat Warner, Editor

  • PBS Development Awards
    - Award - Major Giving
    - Certificate of Achievement - Special Fundraising Events (A. Roadshow)

  • Philadelphia Daily News - 75 Greatest Living Philadelphians
    Bill Marrazzo
    The Philadelphia Daily News ran an article listing the "75 Greatest Living Philadelphians." The selection committee favored those who had given back to the community and demonstrated an "ability to motivate, inspire and improve those around them."

  • National Book Foundation Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community
    - Terry Gross

  • Online News Association
    Finalist for "specialty journalism" among small sites TheNextMayor.com

  • Magnum Opus Awards
    WHYY's Marketing and Public Information teams were honored with two Magnum Opus awards on behalf of Publications Management. Sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, the awards honor the unique skills and talents that go into creating effective, custom magazines, newsletters and other collateral. WHYY was recognized for WHYY, It Matters, our 2006 Online Annual Report.

  • Mayor's Commission on Technology
    Philadelphia City Council has recognized WHYY with a Resolution honoring work the station has done with the Mayor's Commission on Technology (MCOT) to develop a community awareness plan for the analog-to-digital television technology transition.

  • MarCom Creative Awards
    Platinum Award Winner: WHYY & The WAR (16 pages in the Daily News) - Media Relations/Newspaper Placement category - Jeff Bundy, Lauren Sullivan
    Platinum Award Winner: WHYY & The WAR - Media Relations/Publicity Campaign category - Jeff Bundy, Kerri Hanlon, Lauren Sullivan, Anne Standish
    Platinum Award Winner: TV12 @ 50 Anniversary Celebration Marketing/Promotional/Special Event category - Art Ellis, Kerri Hanlon
    Gold Award Winner: TheNextMayor.com Web Site category - Dan Pohlig, Wendy Warren (Daily News), Jon Snyder (Daily News)
    Gold Award Winner: TV12 @ 50 Promotional Materials Promotional Materials Category - Art Ellis, Nora Gully, Alexis Landis
    Gold Award Winner: "Young Frankenstein" Tune In Spot - Television/Single Spot category - Audrey Bentham, Dave Mozeleski
    Honorable Mention Winner: "Antiques Roadshow in Philadelphia" Spot -Television/Single Spot category - Dave Mozeleski, Pat Warner

  • 2007 PRSA Pepperpot Awards
    First place Pepperpot: Special Events & Observances (8 days or more) $15K or more

  • Columbia Journalism Award
    Terry Gross

  • PAB Awards, WHYY was honored with five awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
    Morning Edition Outstanding Local Newscast Award
    Life Stories: Remembering Philadelphia's Victims of Gun Violence Outstanding Public Service Campaign Award.
    TheNextMayor.com best Radio Website.
    WHYY's Experience series, Outstanding Public Affairs Program/Series Award
    Philly's Favorite Kids Show Hosts Outstanding Documentary Program.

  • PPTN Neighborhood Awards
    Best Neighbor Award presented to WHYY and the Philadelphia Daily News for their partnership to promote the Ken Burns Documentary The WAR. Jeff Bundy, Lauren Sullivan, Anne Standish.

  • Edward R. Murrow Awards, 2008 Regional Large-Market Radio
    Awarded to the WHYY newsteam for Morning Edition newscast anchored by Brenda Jorett
    Awarded to Joel Rose for Sports reporting for his story "Phillies 10,000th Loss"