Spectrum Bay News 9 received 7 AP Awards this year, including:
Photojournalist Tim Kania
Multi-Media Journalist Stephanie Claytor
Weather reporting, Hurricane Michael: Staff
Reporter: Laurie Davison
Light Feature: Lauren Verno/Tim Kania – Mexico Beach Help
General Assignment/Long Form: Cait McVey, Jenna Kurtz, Marty Martin - RFK Remembered
Breaking News Individual: Stephanie Claytor, Kalvin McClure – Girl with Knives
Laurie Davison won the 2018 RTDNA Regional Murrow Award for Large Market Television in the following category:
Excellence in Writing
Laurie Davison-Hurricane Andrew Anniversary
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Laurie Davison won an Emmy for a composite of her work in the Talent/Reporter Feature/Human Interest category.
Veronica Cintron and Bobby Collins won an Emmy for Field of Fears, the story they put together for the Immigration documentary.
Veronica Cintron also won as an individual for Talent/Specialty Assignment with the story done for the documentary.
Feature Hard News - First Place, Laurie Davison / Timothy F. Kania "A Father's Fight"
Feature Cultural/Historical - First Place, Erin Maloney / Kalvin McClure "Family Bible"
General Assignment - Second Place, Saundra Weathers / Eddie Jackson "Honey Bee Burglars"
Editor - Second Place, Timothy F. Kania
Photographer - First Place, Timothy F. Kania
Feature Reporting - First Place, Laurie Davison / Tim Kania, "Painting for a Good Cause"
Society of Professional Journalists - Sunshine State Awards
Murrow National Award
Murrow Regional Award
Assn. of Capitol Reporters & Editors
Society of Professional Journalists — Green Eyeshade