LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — WOOD TV8 has once again been awarded the honor of General Excellence from the Michigan Associated Press.
The AP Awards for 2014 were announced Sunday afternoon at an event in Lansing.
In addition to receiving the first-place General Excellence award, WOOD TV8 also received first-place awards in the following categories:
- Best News Documentary: Target 8 investigator Ken Kolker and photojournalist Bilal Kurdi for their piece on life in a homeless camp during the winter.
- Best Spot News: The 24 Hour News 8 team for coverage of the Fifth Third Ballpark fire.
- Best Continuing Coverage: Ken Kolker and Bilal Kurdi for their coverage of the abuse case involving 13-year-old murder suspect Jamarion Lawhorn.
- Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting: Ken Kolker and Bilal Kurdi for their coverage of deadly mistakes at nursing homes across the state.
- Best Hard News: The 24 Hour News 8 team for coverage of the conviction of Javonte Higgins for the murders of David and Vivian Bouwman.
- Best Newscast: producer Danny Hopkins
- Best Weathercast: Storm Team 8 chief meteorologist Bill Steffen
WOOD TV8 also received second-place honors in these categories:
- Enterprise/Investigative Reporting: Target 8 investigator Dani Carlson and chief photojournalist Mike Ingram for their investigation into security at West Michigan schools.
- Sportscast: Sports Director Jack Doles
- Continuing Coverage: Ken Kolker and Bilal Kurdi for their coverage of an embattled abortion doctor.