|The Award Winning News Team of Channel 3 News|
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recognized the staff of WKYC with a Sigma Delta Chi Award for "Breaking News Coverage (Large - Market Station: 1-50 market)" category.
This was the second award received by Channel 3 News on the heels of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award under the leadership of former News Director Rita Andolsen. Andolsen is currently the station's Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives.
This year, the Society of Professional Journalists judges selected 84 honorees from nearly 1,700 submissions. Entries included selections from television and radio broadcasts, newspapers, online news outlets and magazines.
The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society honored six individuals for their contributions to journalism.
According to their website, the current program began in 1939 as the Distinguished Service Awards.