Press Release

Leaders in Journalistic Excellence Recognize WISN 12 News with Top Honors During Recent Regional Competitions

The awards acknowledge the station’s distinguished coverage of significant news events in the state.

By - Apr 26th, 2018 10:42 am

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (April 26, 2018) – WISN 12 News has received a total of ten first-place awards by three different renowned associations for important local coverage through exemplary broadcast journalism. These accolades include Emmy Awards, Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and Eric Sevareid Awards, presented recently by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, respectively.

WISN 12 News was recognized with four Emmy Awards including Best Newscast, Best Public Affairs Program, Best Human Interest Story and Best Daily Interactivity. The Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards covered the categories of Best Newscast and Best Continuing Coverage, while The Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association acknowledged WISN 12 News with first-place distinctions in the areas of Newscast, Spot News, Weather and Documentary/Series.

“We are proud of our committed journalists in front of the camera and our dedicated crew behind it,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12, adding “These awards demonstrate the hard work of our news team, and we are very grateful that Southeastern Wisconsin continues to depend on WISN 12 News.”

The awards acknowledge the station’s distinguished coverage of significant news events in the state, including the opioid crisis, race relations and civil unrest, the U.S. Open blimp crash, and severe storms and flooding. In addition to being a recipient of these awards, WISN 12 has also recently received nominations for 25 awards by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and nominations for 11 awards by the Milwaukee Press Club.

“Between these recent awards and the new nominations, it’s an honor for our team to continually be held in such high regard by the standard bearers in journalism” says Ben Hart, news director of WISN 12. “It speaks to our focus on a responsible, accurate, and quality approach to capturing the stories that impact the state of Wisconsin.”

About WISN 12 and Hearst Television

WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.

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