Award Winning Productions

RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards

2015

  • Regional Winner - Continuing Coverage - Icon Sales Tax Debate and Votes - Tana Weingartner

2014

  • Regional Winner - Newscast - Entry Title: Newscast - November 6, 2013 - WVXU News Team

 

2013

  • WVXU, along with 15 other public radio stations, was a partner in the PRI State Integrity Investigation which received the National RTDNA Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting.

Ohio Associated Press Awards

2016

2015

  • First Place - Best Newscast
  • First Place - Best Feature Reporting - Using Dying Heart Beats to Make Music - Ann Thompson
  • Second Place - Best Continuing Coverage - Oak Glen Nature Preserve Oil Spill -  Tana Weingartner

2013

  • Best Website (Second Place): wvxu.org

2012

  • Best Documentary (Second Place): Cincinnati Baseball: Crosley Field - Lee Hay, Mark Heyne, Kevin Rowinski

2011

  • Best Reporter: Ann Thompson

2010

  • Documentary (First Place): The Who Concert: 30 Years Later 

2009

  • Documentary (Second Place): Baseball: A Little Known Chapter    

2006

  • Best Website: wvxu.org
  • Best Use of Sound (Second Place): Christmas Gifts: Robots for the Holidays - Ann Thompson

Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards

2016

2015

2014

2013

  • Newscast (First Place): Election Round Up-November 7, 2012
  • News/Public Affairs Program (First Place): Impact Cincinnati: Heroin Abuse
  • Commentary/Book Review (Second Place): The Typewriter is Holy

2012

  • Newscast (First Place): November 9, 2011 Newscast, WVXU News Department

2010

  • Leo C. Lee Award for significant contributions to Public Radio Journalism: Maryanne Zeleznik

2009

  • Documentary (First Place): The Who Concert: 30 Years Later – Lee Hay, Brian O’Donnell
  • Interview (First Place): Interview with Cal Levy – Brian O’Donnell

2008

  • Soft Feature - War to End All Wars – Naomi Lewin

Society of Professional Journalists Awards

2016 – Ohio Chapter:

  • Best Newscast | First Place | Newscast September 1, 2015 | WVXU News Team
  • Best Feature Reporting | First Place | Why Do Cincinnatians And Clevelanders Dislike Each Other? | Tana Weingartner& Kabir Bhatia
  • Best Enterprise Reporting | First Place | Blood donation concerns increase as baby boomers age | Tana Weingartner
  • Best Sports Coverage | First Place | FC Cincinnati Will Compete In 2016 USL Season | Tana Weingartner
  • Best Headline Writing | First Place | Cincinnati Says Good-bye To Firefighter Apparatus Operator Daryl Gordon | Tana Weingartner
  • Best Website | First Place | www.wvxu.org | WVXU News Team
  • Best News Operation | Second Place | WVXU News Team
  • Best Environment Reporting | Second Place | Cincinnati Sister City Tries To Go Green | Ann Thompson
  • Best Feature Reporting | Second Place | High-Tech Tank To Dissapate Hippo Poo | Ann Thompson
  • Best Education Issues Reporting, K-12 | Second Place | Cincinnati urban schools get an engineering Leg(o) up | Ann Thompson
  • Best Public Affairs Program | Second Place | Learning More About The Muslim Community In Greater Cincinnati | Mark Heyne & Pete Rightmire
  • Best Health Care Feature Reporting | Second Place | Blood donation concerns increase as baby boomers age | Tana Weingartner
  • Best Spot News | Second Place | University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Indicted In Killing Of Black Motorist | Tana Weingartner
  • Best Headline Writing | Second Place | Why Do Cincinnatians And Clevelanders Dislike Each Other? | Tana Weingartner & Kabir Bhatia
  • Best Editor | Second Place | Firefighter Patrick Wolterman: "Focused On Helping Others" | Jay Hanselman

2015 – Greater Cincinnati Chapter

2014 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best of Show – Best Anchor: Maryanne Zeleznik
  • Best of Show – Best Newscast: Newscast – November 6, 2013   The WVXU News Team
  • Best of Show – Best Website: www.wvxu.org   The WVXU News Team
  • Best Government Reporting: 2013 Government Reporting  - The WVXU News Team

2014 – Greater Cincinnati Chapter

  • Radio News Feature (First Place): Former Cincinnati & Political Leader William L. Mallory, Sr. Dies – Tana Weingartner
  • Radio Breaking News (First Place) – Student Hospitalized After Shooting Himself in LaSalle H.S. Classroom – Ann Thompson
  • Radio Government Reporting: 2013 Coverage – Jay Hanselman
  • Radio Best Newscast: Newscast: November 6, 2013 – The WVXU News Team
  • Radio Business Reporting – Liquid Assets: Tapping the Region’s Water Cash Flow – Ann Thompson & Tana Weingartner
  • Radio Arts Entertainment Reporting: Around Cincinnati: The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili – Lee Hay and Brian O’Donnell
  • Radio Commentary: Earl Fuller – David Lewis

2013 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best of Show – Best Anchor: Maryanne Zeleznik
  • Best of Show – Best Newscast: Election Round Up 11/7/12   The WVXU News Team
  • Best Documentary (First Place): Cincinnati Reds: Waite Hoyt   Lee Hay and Mark Heyne
  • Best Continuing Coverage (Second Place): 2012 Election      The WVXU News Team
  • Best Government Reporting (Second Place): News Coverage, City of Cincinnati    Jay Hanselman
  • Best Medical Health Reporting (Second Place): Medical Breakthroughs     Ann Thompson
  • Best Web Site (Second Place): wvxu.org     Jim Nolan and WVXU News Team

2012 - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

  • Radio Public Affairs (First Place): Impact Cincinnati: Cincinnati Collaborative Agreement - Maryanne Zeleznik and Pete Rightmire
  • Radio Sports Coverage (First Place): Stadium Deal - Mark Heyne
  • Hall of Fame: Howard Wilkinson     
  • Online Photography (Finalist): Ault Park at 100 - Mark Heyne; New Cincinnati City Council, Tana Weingartner

2011 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best Public Affairs Program (Second Place): Impact Cincinnati: The Banks Project - Maryanne Zeleznik, Pete Rightmire

2011 – Cincinnati Chapter

  • Radio Sports Coverage (First Place): Reds Excitement – Ann Thompson
  • Radio Public Affairs (First Place): Impact Cincinnati: The Changing Roles of Fathers- Maryanne Zeleznik, Pete Rightmire
  • Radio Feature (First Place): Walking Tours - Tana Weingartner
  • Radio Public Affairs (Second Place): Impact Cincinnati: The History of Greater Cincinnati's Amusement Parks - Maryanne Zeleznik, Pete Rightmire
  • Radio Feature (Second Place): Wreathes Across America – Tana Weingartner         
  • Radio Public Affairs (Third Place): Impact Cincinnati: The Banks Project -Maryanne Zeleznik, Pete Rightmire

2008 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best Website: www.wvxu.org
  • Best Environmental Reporting (Second Place): Environmental Series – WVXU Newsroom
  • Best Governmental Reporting (Second Place): Cincinnati City Council – Jay Hanselman
  • Best Feature Reporting (Second Place): Remembering the War to End all Wars – Naomi Lewin
  • Best Public Affairs program (Third): Cincinnati Edition
  • Best Documentary (Third): King Records – Lee Hay

2007 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best Coverage of Minority Issues: Martin Luther King Day -  Jay Hanselman
  • Best Coverage of Minority Issues (Second Place): Anniversary of the Cincinnati Race Riots – Jay Hanselman
  • Best Coverage of Children’s Issues: Elementz - Katie Orr
  • Best Coverage of the Environment: Bird Banding - Thane Maynard and Tim Lanter
  • Best Government Coverage (Second Place): “Cincinnati City Council and the Hamilton County Commission” - Maryanne Zeleznik and Jay Hanselman
  • Best Human Interest Report (Second Place):  “Doolittle’s Raiders” - Mark Heyne and Gerry Donnelly

2006 – Ohio Chapter

  • Best Public Affairs Program: Cincinnati Edition – WVXU News Team
  • Best Newscast – WVXU News Team
  • Best Consumer Reporting:  Focus on Technology - Ann Thompson
  • Best Government Coverage: Cincinnati Mayoral Elections/City Council Coverage - Maryanne Zeleznik and Jay Hanselman
  • Best Website (Second Place) – www.wvxu.org

2006 - Cincinnati Chapter

  • Long Feature (Second Place): Alzheimer’s and Art Museums - Mark Heyne and Gerry Donnelly
  • Public Affairs (Second Place): City Link - Jay Hanselman

Gabriel Award

2012

  • Certificate of Merit:  The Journey from Within -  Lee Hay

Association of Public Radio Engineers

2009

  • Engineer of the Year: Don Danko

Ohio Public Broadcasting Awards from eTech Ohio

2006

  • Spot News: Shooting of Community Activist Outside Cincinnati City Hall –

WVXU News Team

  • Series programming: Around Cincinnati – Lee Hay, Gerry Donnelly and Robin Gehl

2005

  • News and Public Affairs (Honorable Mention): “Styrene Leak” - Maryanne Zeleznik

Webby Awards

2006

Communicator Awards

2005 Crystal Award of Excellence

  • Blessing: A Tribute to Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People – Lee Hay
  • Grace: A Tribute to Pope John Paul II – Lee Hay

MarCom Creative Award

2006