WDIV-TV Local 4 News Honored With MAB Awards For Best Newscast, Weather
Coverage, and Community Involvement
DETROIT, March 19, 2013
DETROIT, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WDIV-TV Local 4 is proud to be honored
for broadcasting excellence in the categories of Newscast, Weathercast and
Community Involvement by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB).
Local 4 News won the MAB Market 1 awards, for Best Newscast for Local 4 News
at 5's day of triple team coverage when 19 year old Tucker Cipriano allegedly
murdered his father in Farmington Hills. Local 4 Director of Meteorology,
Chuck Gaidica took top honors for his Weather Storm Watch coverage. And Best
in Community Involvement went to Local 4 for a compilation of community
efforts including fighting against dangerous K2 use in our communities, a
special speed week in neighborhoods calling attention to speed violators who
put kids at risk, and for initiating local support to provide help for
Hurricane Sandy victims during their time of urgent need.
Local 4 News was also recognized with Merit Awards for Breaking News during
the Local 4 News at 11 coverage of the arrest of Bob Bashara, as well as for
Karen Drew's compelling Investigative report about a lottery winner who was
still receiving state welfare after her windfall, and for Dateline Detroit, in
the news special category, for retrospective coverage of developments in
Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick's on going federal legal woes.
Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11
p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at
11 p.m. is the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11
markets nationwide. In addition, Local 4's www.ClickOnDetroit.com is a
leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan.
About Post-Newsweek Stations
Post-Newsweek Stations is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a
diversified education and media company. Post-Newsweek Stations owns and
operates six television stations: WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit; KPRC,
the NBC affiliate in Houston; WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami; WKMG, the CBS
affiliate in Orlando; KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio; and WJXT, an
independent in Jacksonville.
Contact: Laurie Oberman, +1-313-222-0609
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