2002 News Awards Contest Winners
Large Market Television

Station Title of Entry Name of Journalist(s) 
SPOT NEWS COVERAGE
1. WQAD Pipe Bomber Darrin Willhite 
2. WHO Chemical Reaction WHO-TV Staff
3. KWWL Ladysmith Tornado  Tami Wiencek
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (TV) 
1. KCCI Garage Band Jeff Christian, Eric Hanson 
2. KWQC Frog Jumper Randy Biery
3. KCCI Horse Trainer Dan Bolsem, Travis Graven
H.WQAD The Spelunking Doug Froehlich
FEATURE
1. KCCI Garage Band Eric Hanson, Jeff Christian
2. KGAN Wheelchair Lawnmower Cary J. Hahn, Tom Scoville
3. WHO The Ultimate Test & a Wish Jon Cahill, Brian Fiser
H. WHO A Touch of Christmas Brian Fiser
IN-DEPTH/SERIES
1. KCRG Heart to Heart, morning Scott Sanborn, Angelisa Rowland 
2. KWQC Eye on the Enemy Gary Metivier, Randy Biery
3. KGAN Al and Nate in Afghanistan Tom Scoville, Ger Edwards
H. KCCI Illegal Dumping Geoff Greenwood, Jesse Landolt, Cortney Kintzer
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
1. KCCI Organ Donor Special Mollie Cooney, Heidi Gojkovich
2. KWQC Salute to America KWQC-TV 6 News
3. KCRG Heart to Heart Show Scott Sanborn, Cassie Willis, Justin Schaefer
H. KCCI Weathering the Storm John McLaughlin, Kurtis Gertz, Jason Parkin, Bryan Karrick
FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS
1. WQAD Wine Country Matt Hammill, Mike Mudd
2. WHO The Buzz Near Malcom Jon Cahill, Brian Fiser
3. KCCI Piles Of Corn Eric Hanson, Glen Biermann
SPORTS COVERAGE
1. KWWL A Coach’s Battle Rick Coleman
2. WHO Indomitable Spirit Todd Bailey
3. KCCI Lindsey Wilson Mark Meisenheimer
POLITICAL COVERAGE
1. WHO Point-oh-Eight Dave Price, Jeff Felton, Matt Baker
2. KCCI At Home with the Candidates Cynthia Fodor, Cortney Kintzer
3. KWQC Election Previews Paul Yeager
H. KCRG Iowa’s Political Ads Renee Chou, Mark Benischek
GENERAL REPORTING
1. WHO Prison Dog Mark Tauscheck, Jason Steussy
2. KCCI Bar-B-Q-Lossal Eric Hanson, Jeff Christian
3. WQAD (tie) Wednesdays for Laura Chris Minor, Andy McKay
3. KGAN (tie) Survivor Story Tawna Rathe, Aaron Kirkpatrick
 BEST NEWSCAST
1. KCCI Newschannel 8 @ 10
2. WHO May 8 @ 10
3. KCRG KCRG-TV 9 News @ 6
BEST SPORTSCAST
1. WHO May 7 @ 10 Keith Murphy
2. WQAD

Oct. 25

Don Burich
3. KCCI Newschannel 8 @ 6 Heidi Soliday
OVERALL EXCELLENCE
1. KCCI, Des Moines
2. KWWL, Waterloo
STANLEY FNDTN/GLOBAL CONNECTIONS 
 1. KLJB German Lumber Roots Alissa Carlson
 2. KLJB Kaiserslautern Alissa Carlson

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