Washington D.C. – WTOP was honored with nine Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) Awards, including an Outstanding Website award for WTOP.com. WTOP’s sister station, Federal News Radio, was also recognized, bringing home the award for best Multimedia/Online Journalism.
“We have an outstanding group of journalists here in Washington, and it’s always great to see their accomplishments recognized by our industry peers,” says Senior VP and General Manager Joel Oxley. “It’s particularly satisfying to see us awarded across the board – from commentary, to sports, to online journalism.”
WTOP’s Megan Cloherty received the award for Best Reporter, her second year in a row to win this accolade. WTOP was honored with more 2015 CAPBA awards than any other station in the metro region.
The complete list of Hubbard Radio DC’s 2015 CAPBA honors includes:
Outstanding Editorial or Commentary – “Core Values” by Chris Core
Outstanding Sports Feature – “The Home Run Hitting Hunter” by Jonathan Warner
Outstanding Specialty Reporting – Paula Wolfson
Outstanding Newscast – “November 11, 2014 6pm”
Outstanding Talk Show – “Ask the Governor” with Debra Feinstein and Mark Lewis
Outstanding Website – WTOP.com
Best Reporter – Megan Cloherty
Best Multimedia/Online Journalism – Federal News Radio, “Hidden Treasure” by Michael O’Connell
The awards were presented to WTOP and Federal News Radio employees on Saturday at the annual Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association is comprised of television and radio professionals from across the region.
In 2015 alone, WTOP and Federal News Radio have received over 25 major awards for excellence in journalism. Including Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Headliner Awards and a NAB Crystal Award.
About WTOP WTOP Radio has served the Washington region since 1926 and has been Washington’s all-news radio station since 1969. WTOP is the most widely listened-to radio station in the nation’s capital. WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM in the metro, 103.9 FM in Frederick, 107.7 FM to the South and West and worldwide at wtop.com. WTOP and its sister station Federal News Radio are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.
About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio.com and 1500 AM comprise the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio can also be heard on the 107.7 HD2. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.