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WUWM Receives 22 Awards

Cynthia Akey

WUWM has been recognized with 22 journalism and broadcasting awards for stories and interviews broadcast in 2012. The Associated Press (AP), Milwaukee Press Club, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA), and Northwest Broadcast News Association (NBNA) presented the awards.

Awards were given in a variety of categories including: Investigative, Newscast, Feature, Series, Interview and Commentary. The awards cover broadcasts on WUWM News and Lake Effect.

The Associated Press presented WUWM with three awards for excellence in reporting and broadcasting in Wisconsin. This includes recognition for Stephanie Lecci's feature "Orangutans Hop on the iPad Bandwagon." View all of the AP awards.

The Milwaukee Press Club recognized WUWM with seven awards for excellence in Wisconsin journalism. Susan Bence's investigative documentary "Mining Sand in Wisconsin" won a Gold Award. View all of the awards.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association presented WUWM with eight awards for exceptional news and talk broadcasting. "Sons of Slain Sikh Leader Recall their Father and his Faith" was awarded First Place for Best Interview. View all of the WBA awards.

The Northwest Broadcast News Association recognized WUWM with four awards. Competing with large market radio stations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, WUWM received an Award of Merit for its series "Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted." View all of the NBNA awards.

Shaun Miller is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A Milwaukee native, he is excited to have the opportunity to work with WUWM while reacquainting himself with his hometown. For the last two years, he has worked as an Editorial Intern for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and as a Rights and Permissions Intern for the University of Wisconsin Press.