WDET Wins 15 Awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors

WDET received nine first place awards, including first place for Outstanding News Operation.

The Michigan Associated Press Media Editors have honored WDET with 15 awards for its work in 2020. Nine of these are first place awards, including first place for “Outstanding News Operation.”

Throughout 2020, the WDET newsroom remained committed to providing timely, balanced and factual information about the pandemic, protests against racial injustice and the election while also highlighting stories of our local community.

We’re proud to serve the Detroit community and thankful for the support of our listeners, without whom, stories like the ones below could not be produced.

Outstanding News Operation — First Place

Best Feature Story

First Place: “A Monument to Malice Green Rises in Highland Park” — Ryan Patrick Hooper

Best Anchor/Reporter

First Place: Laura Herberg
Second Place: Ryan Patrick Hooper

Best Sports Feature Story

Second Place: “Tigers Enter Spring Training with High Expectations for 2020” — Patrick Batcheller

Best Use of Sound

First Place: “Detroit Razed Black Bottom. This Composer Doesn’t Want You to Forget” — Ryan Patrick Hooper

Best Use of Photography

Second Place: COVID Diaries — David Leins, Shiraz Ahmed, Meta Stange

Best Documentary

Second Place: “COVID Survivors Series” — Laura Herberg

Best Public Service

First Place: 2020 Voter Information Center — WDET

Best Spot News Coverage

First Place: Whitmer Kidnapping Special — WDET

Best Continuing Coverage

First Place: COVID Continuing Coverage — WDET

Best Enterprise Reporting

First Place: “The Art of Losing Someone” — Ryan Patrick Hooper
Second Place: “Highland Park Residents Knock on Doors to Get People to Fill Out the Census” — Laura Herberg

Best Newscast

First Place: Pat Batcheller

Best Digital Presence

First Place: Meta Stange, Shiraz Ahmed

Related: WDET Wins 10 Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

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  • Meta Stange
    Meta Stange is the Digital Content and Engagement Manager for 101.9 WDET, overseeing the station's digital editorial content. She enjoys reading, making bad jokes, and hanging out with her dog, Salmon.