Monday, June 27, 2016

2016 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards winners

And the 2016 Lone Star Awards winners are...


The Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards banquet was held at Rice University’s Grand Hall this past weekend and the 2016 Lone Star Awards winners were announced!

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TV CATEGORIES

TV Hard News Feature

First:
Elizabeth Saab, Shane Gordon , Juan Rodriquez – Fox 7 Austin – “Who’s Keeping Our Highways Safe?”

Second:
Rebecca Suarez, Douglas Zepeda – KXLN 45 Univision Houston – “Ante La Adversidad”

Third:
Scott Noll, Gregg Ramirez – KHOU – “A Broken Promise To Joplin”

TV Investigative Series

First:
Jeremy Rogalski, Keith Tomshe – KHOU – “Keeping HPD Honest”

Second:
Dillon Collier, Jason Eggleston – KENS – “The Walking Wounded?”

Third:
Scott Noll, John Gibson, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “Texas Concussions Uncounted”

TV Consumer News

First:
Jace Larson, Lauren Sweeney – KPRC – “Running Off With The Money”

Second:
Dillon Collier, Michael Humphries – KENS – “I Guess I’m Gonna Be On TeeVee Tonight”

Third:
Scott Noll, Keith Tomshe, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “Scrap Yard ID’s”

TV Politics / Government

First:
Robert Arnold, John Barone, Jon Hill – KPRC – “Pulling Back The Curtain”

Second:
Scott Noll, John Gibson, Jennifer Cobb – KHOU – “(Not So) Low Income Housing”

Third:
Dillon Collier, Jason Gonzales – KENS – “Profane Politics”

TV Feature Photography

First:
Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media – “Michael Roque Collins: A Legacy of Art”

Second:
Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media – “Gelazzi”

Third:
Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Jera Rose Petal Lodge”

TV Soft News Feature

First:
Deborah Knapp, Michael Humphries – KENS – “The Ballet Of Life”

Second:
Julie Coan, Ron Kabele – PBS Digital, KLRN San Antonio – “Coming Home San Antonio: Luis Alvarado”

TV Editing

First:
Michael Humphries – KENS – “The Ballet Of Life”

Second:
Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Jera Rose Petal Lodge”

Third:
Michael Humphries – KENS – “Counting Concussions”

TV Documentary or Public Affairs

First:
KPRC Staff – KPRC – “Saving Gorillas: From Houston To Rwanda”

Second:
KPRC Staff – KPRC – “Hurricane Survival Guide 2015”

Third:
Greg Groogan, John Heads – KRIV – “Making The Grade”

TV Sports Feature

First:
Vinnie Vinzetta – KENS – “The Message Is the Name”

Second:
Daniel Gotera, Kyle Porter – KHOU – “Football’s Biggest Nerd”

Third:
Marcelino Benito, John Gibson – KHOU – “Texas Wife Carrying Championships”

TV Breaking News

First:
Marcelino Benito, Scott McKenney – KHOU – “Shots Fired Into Crowd At Vigil”

Second:
Courtney Friedman – KSAT – “Floresville Storm Damage”

Third:
Francisco Barragan, Christine Dobbyn – KTRK – “Weeble Wobble”

TV Photojournalist Of The Year

First:
Matthew Brawley – Houston Public Media

Second:
Bryan Wendland – KENS

Third:
Fujio Watanabe – Houston Public Media – “Arts InSight”

TV Journalist Of The Year

First:
Scott Noll – KHOU

Second:
Joel Eisenbaum – KPRC

Third:
Jace Larson – KPRC

NEWSPAPER CATEGORIES

Newspaper – Business Story

First:
Craig Malisow, Phaedra Cook – Houston Press – “Jonathan’s The Rub: Great Food, Glowing Reviews and a Bitter Family Feud”

Second:
Chris Ramirez – Corpus Christi Caller-Times – “Ingleside’s Rebirth”

Newspaper Investigative Reporting

First:
Leif Reigstad – Houston Press – “Varsity Brands Own Cheerleading …”

Second:
Steve Jansen, Leif Reigstad – Houston Press – “Flooding Parts 1 & 2”

Newspaper Sports Story

First:
Sean Pendergast – Houston Press – “Plan B: Brennan Williams hopes to turn …”

Second:
Matt Samuels – Jewish Herald-Voice – “Always On The Run…”

Newspaper Under 50k Circ. News or Feature Story

First:
Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice – “Soup 2 Nuts”

Second:
Michael Duke – Jewish Herald-Voice -“Bereaved Family Focuses On Lives After Deadly Flood”

Newspaper Over 50k Circ. News Or Feature Story

First:
Dianna Wray – Houston Press – “Going Under”

Second:
Chris Ramirez – Corpus Christi Caller-Times “Ingleside’s Rebirth”

Third:
Michael Barajas – Houston Press – “Use of Force …”

Newspaper General Commentary

First:
Michael Duke – Jewish Herald-Voice – “Israel Was Reborn Despite The Holocaust”

Second:
Margaret Downing – Houston Press -“The Rise and Crashing Fall …”

Third:
Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice – “Uchi Coochie – Could She cook!”

Newspaper – Print Journalist Of The Year

First:
Dianna Wray – Houston Press

Second:
Arnold Wayne Jones – Dallas Voice

Third:
Leif Reigstad – Houston Press

MAGAZINE CATEGORIES

Magazine Article

First:
Erin Quinn-Kong – Austin Monthly – “Good Eggs”

Second:
Jennifer Oakley – The Buzz Magazines – “Ghost Bikes”

Third:
John T. Davis – Austin Monthly – “Building Hope”

Magazine Layout

First:
Hector Sanchez, Cory Rivademar, Jenn Hair – Austin Monthly – “November 2015 Issue”

Second:
Staff – Texas Medical Center News – “TMC Pulse – September 2015”

Third:
Heidi Bane – City Of Houston Employee News – “Benefits Pulse Issue 2 – 2015”

Magazine Column

First:
Dale Dudley – Austin Monthly – “Piece Of My Heart”

Second:
Dale Dudley – Austin Monthly – “Waiting To Say Goodbye”

Third:
Jeff Share – Pipeline & Gas Journal – “Goodbye To A Friend And Colleague”

RADIO CATEGORIES

Radio talk Show

First:
Stella Chavez, Laura Isensee – KUHF & KERA – “Dallas vs. Houston”

Second:
Paul Flahive, David Davies, Elena Souris – Texas Public Radio – “The Source: Alzheimer’s Explored …”

Third:
Craig Cohen, Staff – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Houston Matters – Remembering Katrina 10 Years Later”

Radio Politics / Government

First:
Ryan Poppe – Texas Public Radio

Second:
Ben Philpott – KUT 90.5 Austin – “Texans In The GOP Presidential Hunt”

Third:
Florian Martin – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “As The Race For Houston Mayor Starts …”

Radio Soft News Feature

First:
Gail Delaughter – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “How To Get From Houston To Galveston …”

Second:
Jack Morgan- Texas Public Radio – “How WWII Changed History …”

Third:
David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Sister Elizabeth Of The Eagle Ford”

Radio Hard News Feature

First:
Shelley Kofler – Texas Public Radio – “Property Owners Worry Vista Ridge Pipeline …”

Second:
Carrie Feibel – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Houston Fire Department Using Doctor Video …”

Third:
David Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Operation Lone Star …”

Radio Series

First:
Lauren Silverman – KERA – “Growing Up After Cancer”

Second:
David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Concussions and Repercussions …”

Third:
Gail Delaughter – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Rerouting Houston Buses”

Radio Use of Sound

First:
Matt Largey – KUT 90.5 Austin – “The Invisible Thing …”

Second:
Ed Mayberry – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “Archive Hosts Relics of Houston Blues”

Third:
David Fehling – Houston Public Media – News 88.7 – “A Houston Bayou Fought With Steel …”

Radio Public Affairs

First:
Joey Palacios, Shelley Kofler – Texas Public Radio – “Looking For A Leader…”

Second:
David Martin Davies – Texas Public Radio – “Should Texas Remember or Forget …”

Third:
Staff – KERA – “THINK: The Aftermath Of Sandra Bland”

Radio Journalist Of the Year

First:
Mose Buchele – KUT 90.5 Austin

Second:
Lauren Silverman – KERA

Third:
Kate McGee – KUT 90.5 Austin

INTERNET CATEGORIES

Internet Opinion

First:
Cory Garcia – Houston Press – “Taylor Swift Is The Modern Queen of Pop …”

Second:
James Russell – Dallas Voice – “Bought And Sold”

Internet Collaborative News Reporting

First:
Staff – KHOU.com – “Fallen Deputy Darren Goforth”

Second:
Staff – KHOU.com – “Historic Texas Flooding”

Internet News Feature Story

First:
Matt Keyser – KHOU.com – “Eye Of The Storm: Remembering Hurricane Ike”

Second:
Michael Foster – SHSU – “SHSU’s COBA Creates 3-D Printed Hand”

Third:
Nathan Cone – Texas Public Radio – “At SXSW, A Modern ‘Western’…”

Internet Hard News Article

First:
Meagan Flynn – Houston Press – “Jesse Jacobs Died In Lockup …”

Second:
Staff – KHOU.com – “School Bus Involved In Deadly Wreck”

Third:
Staff – KHOU.com – “A Matter Of Seconds”

PUBLIC RELATIONS CATEGORIES

Public Relations Publication

First:
Kellie Bramlet, Danielle Underferth, Stephanie Kim – MD Anderson Cancer Center – “Focused On Health”

Second:
Nell Reed, Courtney Martinez – Houston Community College – “HCC Recruiting Brochure”

Public Relations Corporate Video

First:
Enbridge Public Affairs & Comm. Team – Enbridge – “One Texas Landowner’s Story”

Second:
Enbridge Public Affairs & Comm. Team, DDG Video – Enbridge – “A Farmer’s Story”

Third:
Gordon Williams, Shenid Bhayroo, Clinton Rawls – LUTV Productions – “Lamar’s Legacy, Lamar’s Future”

Public Relations Annual Report

First:
Staff – UT Medical School At Houston – “Year in Review”

Second:
Nursing Service – University Of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston – “UTMB Health Nursing Annual Report”

Public Relations Feature Article

First:
Mike Emery – University of Houston Magazine – “Game Changers”

Second:
Elise Rambaud Marrion – City Of Houston Employee News – “Davis Leads City’s Fight Against Human Trafficking”

Public Relations News Release

First:
Mike Emery – University Of Houston – “UH Special Collections Hosts Archives …”

Second:
Mike Emery – University of Houston – “UH Coogs Cooking Up Plan …”

Third:
Lisa Merkl – University Of Houston – “Hackers Gonna Hack”

Public Relations Communicator Of The Year

First:
Steven Stewart – Enbridge

Second:
Leslie Denton-Roach – City Of Houston Employee News

Third:
Robert Cahill – UT Health

STUDENT CATEGORIES

Student Print Photography

First:
Jessica Schurz – The Baylor Lariat – “All In The Family”

Second:
Sarah Pyo – The Baylor Lariat – “Horsecollar Penalty”

Third:
Stephen Nunnelee – The Baylor Lariat – “Quarterback Concussion”

Student Print Sports Story

First:
Shehan Jeyarajah – The Baylor Lariat – “Taylor Young Breaks Conventions”

Second:
Shehan Jeyarajah – The Baylor Lariat – “In The Shadow: Phil Bennett”

Third:
Shardanna Jones – The Cougar – “New Cougar Finds Second Chance In Houston”

Best Student Newspaper

First:
Glissette Santana, Monica Rojas, Sean Alder – The Cougar

Second:
Staff – University Press

Third:
Revelation Staff – Revelation Volume 14 – San Antonio Christian High School

Student Print News or Feature Story

First:
Lauren van Gerven – University Press – “Lamarites Reflect On Paris Attacks”

Second:
Reubin Turner – The Baylor Lariat – “Student Court Issues BU No-Contact Order”

Third:
Rebecca Hennes – The Cougar – “Surviving Stats: How One Student Almost Didn’t”

Student TV & Radio News or Feature story

First:
Kelsey Johnson, Kevin McGee – LUTV Productions – “LUTV on Fox”

Second:
Kevin McGee, Marva Craig – LUTV News – “Bull Doggin’”

Third:
Jessica Babb – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Giving Back To Veterans”

Student TV & Radio Sports Story

First:
Alexa Brackin – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Baylor Falls In Cotton Bowl”

Second:
Kevin McGee, Caleb McFarland – LUTV News – “Beautiful Mountain Boarding”

Third:
Thomas Mott – Baylor Lariat TV News – “Bears Lose To Longhorns”


8 comments:

  1. Only a single award for the once award dominating powerhouse ABC13? Oh yeah, all the good people are gone...

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  2. Meanwhile...nasally bleached blonde Lauren Freeman unfortunately is back on air at KPRC, further dumbing down that station's overpaid gaggle of inept anchors..

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  3. Thanks for post but disappointed Houston TV got so few awards!! Bummer.

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  4. You missed one....


    Most Flubs, Errors and Butchering of Words in a TV or Radio Story

    First:
    Jennifer Reyna – KPRC – Every time she is anchoring or doing traffic

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  5. He missed this as well:

    Worst New Hire / Weakest Addition to an Already Underqualified Stable of Anchors
    First:
    Sara "The Donch" Donchey – KPRC – way out of her league and a social media narcissist to boot

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    1. Yes she is Horrible

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  6. So many awards (of self congratulations), so little talent! It's not your fathers TV anymore. Technology way up, content not so much.

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  7. Based on the inexcusable tech issues that KPRC faced yet again this AM, they should win an award for worst station, period.

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