Awards & Recognition Acknowledgment from our Peers

Our goal in presenting news and information is to contribute to civic dialogue and community life, not to win awards. But a high rate of recognition from some of the leading professional organizations lets us know we are on the right track.

WESA-Awards

PAB AP Awards

Presented by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association (PAB), the Pennsylvania Associated Press News Awards recognize outstanding broadcast journalism efforts by AP member radio and television stations, cable television and networks in Pennsylvania. WESA competes in the Radio A, Major Market stations category.

1ST Place: Paul Guggenheimer
Bus Commentary”
| 2012 Editorial

1ST Place: Larkin Page-Jacobs
“Pitt Bomb Threat” | Spot News

1ST Place: Deanna Garcia, Josh Raulerson, Larkin Page-Jacobs,
Mark Nootbaar, Kevin Gavin

“Summer Break: The good, the bad, and the why” | 2014 Series

1ST Place: Essential Pittsburgh Staff
“JFK plus 50” | 2014 News or Sports Talk Program

1ST Place: Josh Raulerson, Reid Frazier
“Zone of Influence” | 2015 News Documentary

2ND Place: Kevin Gavin, Sarah Schneider
“School to Prison Pipeline” | 2015 News Documentary

3RD Place: Erika Beras
“Veterans and Traumatic Brain Injuries” | 2015 Public Affairs

WESA-Awards

Golden Quill

Presented by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Golden Quill Awards are awarded in recognition of professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast, and online journalism.

Winner: Deanna Garcia – Feature
“Human Trafficking”
| 2013 Public Affairs Enterprise/Investigative Story, Radio

Winner: Deanna Garcia – Feature
“Miles Verdict” | Spot/Breaking News, Radio

1ST Place: Marcus Charleston, Paul Guggenheimer, Heather McClain
“A Dialogue on the Death Penalty with Sister Helen Prejean” | 2014 Public Affairs

1ST Place: Deanna Garcia, Josh Raulerson, Larkin Page-Jacobs, Mark Nootbaar, Kevin Gavin
“Summer Break: The good, the bad, and the why” | 2014 Series

RTDNA Edward R. Morrow

The Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA, presents the awards in honor of outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Liz Reid
“Dirty Dozen Bike Competition.” | 2014 Use of Sound

wesa.fm area breaking news, long-form reporting, multimedia storytelling and creative web-only features. | 2014 Website

Black Media Federation

The Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA, presents the awards in honor of outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Essential Pittsburgh:
“Black Middle Class in Pittsburgh” | Robert L. Vann Award for Excellence

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