Eyewitness News wins the most Associated Press Awards in Southern New England
Eyewitness News has been was named the Associated Press News Station of the year. Eyewitness News at 6:00pm was also named best newscast and received top honors for its continuing coverage of the Station Nightclub fire tragedy. The Eyewitness News Pinpoint Weather team and Chief Meteorologist Tony Petrarca took first place for weathercast.
Eyewitness News won more awards than any other television station in Southern New England.
"This speaks to the quality of news we bring viewers in Southern New England ," said Gary Brown WPRI/WNAC News Director.
Stations competing for the awards include stations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts . The awards will be presented on March 27th in Boston.
WPRI 12 is owned by the Rhode Island based LIN Television. WNAC is owned by Super Towers and operated by LIN Television. WPRI also programs the Pinpoint Weather Station, a 24 hour local weather channel operating on digital TV and on COX Communications in Rhode Island.
LIN is one of American's pure play broadcasters owning/operating television stations in New Haven, Connecticut, Norfolk, Virginia, Indianapolis, Indiana, Dayton, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Austin, Texas, Decatur, Illinois, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Buffalo, New York and Springfield, Massachusetts.