CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Live 5 News team brought home eight awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas convention Saturday, including best Newscast.
CBS News Capitol Hill Correspondent Nancy Cordes was the keynote speaker for the annual event and spoke to more than 150 electronic journalists from North and South Carolina.
Live 5 News received the following awards:
- RTDNAC Best Newscast (SC)
- RTDNAC News Documentary
- RTDNAC Best Online Coverage
- RTDNAC Special Report
- RTDNAC Spot News
- RTDNAC Use of Technology
- AP Best Newscast (SC)
- AP Outstanding News Operation (SC)
Many of the awards related to coverage of the deadly shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church on June 17 and its aftermath.
The Best Documentary award was for the special #Hugo25, the station's look back at the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo.
The award for Best use of Technology was for Live 5 News team coverage of the 38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run.