Sunday, June 28, 2015

WKYC History From 1948 to 2015

Get your copy of the Director's Cut Blog "History of WKYC."

You'll learn more about the station's history from our sign on Halloween night in 1948 to the most recent transformation of Gannett Broadcasting to TEGNA at the end of June 2015.

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WKYC Honored With 6 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Regional Emmy Awards

The 46th annual Lower Great Lakes Emmy Awards were presented on Saturday, June 27th, at this year's annual ceremony held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Congratulations to those who won this year including
  • Newscast - Evening - Market 1-20: Channel 3 New at 6 pm - Best Overall Newscast (Jonathan Adkins, Russ Mitchell, Kris Pickel, Meg Hambach, Julie Ocepek, Sara Shookman, Tom Beres)
  • Weekend Newscast - Market 1-20: United Airlines Hub Pulled (Margaret Traynor, Lynna Lai, Chris Tye, Ashley Ross)
  • Health/Science - News Stories: Helmets Safety Ratings (Dustin Wadsworth, Tim Dubravetz, Matthew Hein, Monica Robins, Susan Moses, Will Ujek)
  • Promotion News Promo - Image: Best Days (Winter Olympics Promo) (Daniel Canterna)
  • Promotion - Program Single Spot/Campaign: See the Possible - Red Chair Campaign (Monique Jackson, Matt Quinn) 
  • Crafts: Director - Newscast: Channel 3 News at 6 (Matt Babb)
For a complete list of this year's winners:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WKYC Honored With 11 Ohio Excellence In Journalism Awards

Congratulations to everyone at Channel 3 who was honored for their work at last week’s 2015 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The awards were presented at the Press Club of Cleveland.

Digital Media - Breaking News
  • 1st Place: Ebola Patients Travels to Cleveland - WKYC Staff 
  • 3rd Place: Return of the King: LeBron James rejoins the Cleveland Cavaliers – Matthew Florjancic
Digital Media - Online Storytelling
  • 1st Place: Investigation: High School Helmet Safety Ratings - Dustin Wadsworth, Monica Robins, Tim Dubravetz, Susan Moses 
  • 3rd Place: Cop Cam: Who’s watching you and who’s not - Rona Proudfoot and Wale Aliyu
Digital Media - Online General News
  • 2nd Place: Schools: Preparing For Tragedy - Dustin Wadsworth, Will Ujek 
  • 3rd Place: Cop Cam: Who’s watching you and who’s not - Rona Proudfoot and Wale Aliyu 
Digital Media - Television News Website
  • 1st Place: 
Digital Media - Online Feature Story
  • 2nd Place: Geauga Lake: From Icon to Eyesore - Ryan Haidet and Kim Wendel
Digital Media - Infographics
  • 1st Place: High School Helmet Safety Ratings - Dustin Wadsworth, Monica Robins, Tim Dubravetz, and Susan Moses 
Television - Best Television Newscast in Ohio in a Major Market (Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati) 
  • 1st Place: Channel 3 News at 6 - WKYC Staff 
Television - On-Going Coverage
  • 1st Place: A King’s Return - WKYC Staff 
Complete list of winners:

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Pitch In To 'Stuff The Bus With Books' With WKYC

Ready to pitch in for a good cause?

Join the Cleveland Indians and WKYC in supporting United Way of Greater Cleveland's Stuff The Bus With Books campaign during June.

From now through June 21, United Way is collecting children's and young adult books (grades 3-8), in order to put them in the hands of children in Cleveland public schools.

New and gently used books are needed. You may bring a book to Progressive Field on Fathers Day, June 21, when the Indians play the Tampa Bay Rays.

An RTA bus will be parked outside the field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept book donations. Also, volunteers will collect books at the gates during the game.

But you don't have to go to Progressive Field to participate.

More than a dozen local businesses have offered their offices at book drop-off points. Click here to see a list of locations for "Stuff the Bus With Books" donation boxes.

WKYC has placed a collection box inside its lobby at 1333 Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Books can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays at the WKYC building until June 19.

Statistics show that low-income children tend to backtrack academically during the summer months, but summer reading is an effective way to battle the trend. Books collected during the campaign will be given away to students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who participate in summer learning programs.