WMBF News takes 9 AP awards

Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News has been recognized in nine areas for excellence by the South Carolina Associated Press, including Best Newscast for WMBF News at 5:30.

WMBF News took first and second in Investigative Reporting for Tracking Sex Offenders and Safe to Sell, as well as first and second in Business/Consumer Reporting for Misleading Mileage and Swiped.

The station also took honors in the Documentary category for its special Surviving the Storm, in Sports Reporting for Christmas Shopping, in Series for Safe to Sell, and in Education Reporting for Bulletproof Backpacks.

Here are the winners for the 2009 South Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Contest:

Spot News:

  1. WYFF, Greenville, "Gaffney Serial Killer."
  2. WSPA, Spartanburg, "Bank Hostage."
  3. WYFF, "GSP Plane Crash."


  1. WYFF, "Chronicle: Paul's Gift."
  2. WMBF, Myrtle Beach, "Survive the Storm."
  3. WCIV, Charleston, "South Carolina's Energy Future."

Investigative Reporting:

  1. WMBF, "Tracking Sex Offenders."
  2. WMBF, "Safe to Sell."
  3. WYFF, "Bank Fee Nightmare."


  1. WYFF, "Let There Be Mom."
  2. WIS, Columbia, "Grape Launcher."
  3. WHNS, Greenville, "Homeless In the Upstate."


  1. WYFF, John Hendon, "Derby Dames."
  2. WPDE, Conway, Joel Allen, Angelica Dones, "Gambling Bill."
  3. WCIV, Michael Butler, "Old City Jail Investigation."

General Reporting:

  1. WPDE, "Jail Mug Shots."
  2. WYFF, "Brothers in Trouble."
  3. WCIV, "Jail Control."

Sports Reporting:

  1. WYFF, "Derby Dames."
  2. WMBF, "Christmas Shopping."
  3. WLTX, Columbia, "Equestrian."

Sports Feature:

  1. WYFF, "My Friend Michael."
  2. WBTW, Myrtle Beach, "Coach Mays."
  3. WYFF, "Daboisms."

Business/Consumer Reporting:

  1. WMBF, "Misleading Mileage."
  2. WMBF, "Swiped."
  3. WYFF, "Ticket Scalping."

Health/Medical Reporting:

  1. WYFF, "Paul's Gift."
  2. WIS, "Cochlear Implant."
  3. WSPA, "Medical Mess."


  1. WLTX, "Living with Tremors."
  2. WSPA, "Mayor's Chase Policy."
  3. WMBF, "Safe to Sell."

Education Reporting:

  1. WMBF, "Bulletproof Backpacks."
  2. WYFF, "Graduate Greenville."
  3. WLTX, "School Watch."

Environmental Reporting:

  1. WIS, "Trash Mountain."
  2. WYFF, "Water Wars."
  3. WLTX, "City Sewer Battle."


  1. WIS
  2. WLTX
  3. WCIV

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