- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards were presented Saturday night in Jackson. The winners are listed below by division:


Achievement: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Documentary: MPB, Evelina Burnett

Best Feature Story: MPB, Lawayne Childrey

Best General News Story: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Newscast: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Public Affairs Reporting: MPB, Karen Brown, Ezra Wall

Best Radio Newscaster: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Radio Sound: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Sportscast-Sports Program-Sports Story: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Spot News Story: WMSI/WJDX, Randy Bell

Best Website: MPB News Team


Achievement: WTVA-TV, Staff

Best Documentary: WTOK-TV, Deana Day, Christian Monsour

Best Feature Photography: WDAM-TV, Chris Harkey

Best Feature Story: WDAM-TV, Chris Harkey

Best Franchise Reporting: WCBI-TV, Heather Sophia, Tony Peoples, Ralph Harris, Ronny Smith

Best General News Story: WDAM-TV, Charles Herrington

Best Investigative Reporting: WDAM-TV, Margaret Ann Morgan, Rachel Beech, Mon Musiett

Best News Photography: WTVA-TV, Craig Ford, Javante Ingram

Best Newscast: WDAM-TV, Randy Swan, Sheri Falk, Nick Ortego, Tamara Hinton

Best Public Affairs Reporting: WDAM-TV, Mike McDaniel

Best Sports Story: WXVT-TV, Stephen Robinson

Best Sportscast: WCBI-TV, Robby Donoho

Best Spot News Story: WDAM-TV, Chris Harkey

Best TV News Anchor: WTVA-TV, Sunya Walls

Best TV News Videographer: WDAM-TV, Chris Harkey

Best TB Reporter: WDAM-TV, Margaret Ann Morgan

Best TV Sportscaster: WTVA-TV, Drew Goldfarb

Best TV Weather Anchor: WDAM-TV, Nick Ortego

Best Weathercast: WDAM-TV, Nick Ortego

Best Website: WTVA.com


Achievement: WLOX-TV, Jeff Lawson, Rodney Billingsley, Bobby Allen, Darren Hosch, Rayanne Weiss

Best Documentary: WLOX-TV, Rodney Billingsley, Jeff Lawson, Bobby Allen, Darren Hosch

Best Feature Photography: WJTV-TV, Eric Bullard

Best Feature Story: WLBT-TV, Walt Grayson

Best Franchise Reporting: WLBT-TV, Howard Ballou, Jerome DeLoach, Wilson Stribling

Best General News Story: WLOX-TV, Jeff Lawson, Rodney Billingsley

Best Investigative Reporting: WJTV-TV, Erin Pickens, Roosevelt Smith, Jr., Andrew Foster

Best News Photography: WLOX-TV, Steve Phillips

Best Newscast: WLBT-TV, Jenna Jordan, Maggie Wade, David Kenney, Joe Barnes, Wilson Stribling

Best Public Affairs Reporting: WLOX-TV, Rebecca Powers, Eric Lewis

Best Sports Story: WLBT-TV, Travis Recek

Best Sportscast: WAPT-TV, Ben Hart, Aslan Hodges, Ray Coleman, Michael Perchick, Lamont Brown

Best Spot News Story: WLBT-TV, David Kenney, Joe Barnes, Jerome DeLoach, Tegre Taylor, Marsha Thompson

Best TV News Anchor: WAPT-TV, Stephanie Maxwell

Best TV News Videographer: WJTV-TV, Eric Bullard

Best TV Reporter: WJTV-TV, Ross Adams

Best TV Sportscaster: WJTV-TV, TJ Were

Best TV Weather Anchor: WJTV-TV, Ken South

Best Weathercast: WLBT-TV, Dave Roberts

Best Website: WAPT.com

MAPBHall of Fame: Jerry Brooks, WJTV-TV; Rob Jay, WLBT-TV; Mike Reader, WLOX-TV

Newsperson of the Year: Mel Carlock, WTVA-TV


Best Radio Feature Story: WUSM, Emily Devoe

Best Radio News Story: WUMS-FM, Staff

Best Radio Newscast: Jackson State University, Crystal Killingsworth

Best Radio Sportscast-Sports Program-Sports Story: WUSM, Andrew Higginbottom, Charlotte McLoughlin

Best Radio Feature Story: Mississippi State University, Alyssa Harvey, Teresa Gawrych

Best TV News Story: University of Southern Mississippi, Emily DeVoe

Best TV Newscast: University of Mississippi, Staff

Best TV Sportscast-Sports Program-Sports Story: University of Southern Mississippi

Best TV Weathercast: Mississippi State University, Shelby Latino, Renny Vandewege

Best TV Website: Jackson State University, Octavis Lawson, Derrick Walton, Tiara Lavender, DaShawna Wright

Best TV Documentary: University of Southern Mississippi,Emily DeVoe


For a complete list of finalists, go to www.ap.org/states/mississippi

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