WKYT takes home AP awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - WKYT was honored with two first place awards and several other honors Saturday evening by the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters.

During the awards presentation in Louisville, WKYT's Amber Philpott won Best Television Anchor, while her friend and colleague Bill Bryant took second place honors; John Wilson won first place for Best Sports Videography, second place for Best News Videography, second place along with Gabriel Roxas, for Best Special Series/Documentary and honorable mention for Best Hard News Feature; WKYT staff won second place for Best Sports Prep show; Bill Bryant won second place for Best Political Coverage; Phil Pendleton won honorable mention for Best Political Reporting; John Wilson and Gabriel Roxas won honorable mention for Best Investigative/Enterprise reporting; WKYT won second place for Best Website; and Brandon Whitworth won honorable mention for Best Television Editor.

In the competition, WKYT competes with all Lexington and Louisville television stations.

WKYT News Director Robert Thomas was named current vice president and president-elect of the KAPB for 2014 by members of the board.

Among large-market TV stations, WDRB-TV in Louisville took home one more award than the second-place finisher.

In small-market TV, WPSD-TV in Paducah finished first with 16 first-place awards.

The non-commercial radio division was also tight, with WFPL claiming five first-place plaques - one more than the next-best finisher.

In commercial radio as well, one extra award made the difference for WKYX in Paducah.

There was strong interest in the college radio and TV categories as well. Students from Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University and Murray State University won.

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