UPDATE: WTAP wins two Ohio Associated Press awards

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - UPDATE: 05/04/19

WTAP won two Ohio Associated Press Media Editors awards on Saturday.

Anchor/reporter Brandon Lewis won second place in the Best Documentary or Series category for "Addiction's Children: A Generation in Jeopardy," a 3-part series that focused on how the drug epidemic impacts children in West Virginia. The series aired last fall.

Former WTAP reporter Megan Vanselow won second place in the Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event category for her coverage of the first anniversary of the IEI fire in Wood County. Her work aired last fall.

Twenty-four broadcasters submitted 327 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as features, documentaries and photography from 2018.


Two WTAP reporters - Brandon Lewis and Megan Vanselow - are nominated by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors for their work during 2018.

Lewis is nominated for his series, "Addiction's Children".

Vanselow is nominated for her look back at the October, 2017 IEI Plastics warehouse fire. A year ago, the station's coverage of that fire won a first-place Spot News Coverage award and second place for Continuing Coverage.

Nominees are eligible for first-or second-place awards.

The awards banquet will be held May 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

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