The award was presented Saturday during the West Virginia Broadcasters Association’s awards ceremony.
In addition to the top honor, several station employees received individual honors – Kennie Bass (Best Investigative News Story or Series); Kallie Moore (Best Anchor); Latasha Saunders (Best PM Newscast); and Leslie Rubin (Best Breaking News and Best Serious Feature).
Rubin’s awards were for her coverage of the Lewis County murder trial of Lena Marie Lunsford Conaway, who was convicted in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Aliayah, and an interview she did with Aliayah’s sister, Destiny Cole, following the trial.
Bass’ award was for his coverage of a series of stories on the discovery of the body of Leslie Marty, who was abducted and murdered in Wood County more than 35 years ago. A tip that Bass received from the man convicted in her death, Mark Hanna, led to the discovery of her body.