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12 News wins five Associated Press Television and Radio Association Awards

At 12 News, It's a Matter of Facts. We're proud to bring home five awards for 2018.
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PHOENIX — The 12 News team has been recognized with five 2018 Associated Press Television and Radio Association Awards, earning the distinction of being the most-decorated station in the Phoenix market. 

12 News wins Associated Press Awards in the following categories:

Best Anchor: Mark Curtis

Best Daytime Newscast

Best Evening Newscast

Best Special Programming – Phoenix Mayoral Debate

Best Sportscast- Cardinals Locker Room

“This recognition means so much because it’s from our peers in the broadcast industry!” said Dean Ditmer, President and General Manager 12 News. “Our team is committed every day to producing innovative, interesting, and engaging content viewers can rely on.”

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States. Forty-eight television and radio stations from eleven states submitted in this year’s contest.

12 News is part of the Western region comprised of 13 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  The awards are judged by AP members from across the country.

“We are humbled and proud of being recognized by the Associated Press with these awards.  At 12 News, It’s A Matter of Facts and our entire team works relentlessly to serve our audience with gold standard journalism, emotional storytelling, and unique point-of-difference content across all our platforms,” said News Director George Davilas.

A complete list of the winners, including judges’ comments, may be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/APTRA.

About 12 News:  

At 12 News, we listen, we seek, we solve for all Arizonans.  12 News is the Phoenix NBC affiliate owned by TEGNA Inc.  At 12 News, It’s a Matter of Facts.  Built on a legacy of trust, 12 News serves nearly five million people every month on air, on our 12 News app, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and 12News.com.  We are committed to hyper-locally serving all our communities.  We advocate for our neighbors, affect positive change, and connect our broader community to solutions.  12 News is the Official Home of the Arizona Cardinals and proud recipient of ten 2018 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, including Overall Excellence.  Team 12 has also been recognized with five 2018 Associated Press Awards, and the 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage.

About TEGNA 

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across multiple platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.


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