GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Michigan Association of Broadcasters honored FOX 17 with several awards during the 2021 Broadcast Excellence Awards on Thursday, including for its in-depth reporting, positive storytelling and field anchoring.
BEST: MINI-DOCUMENTARY OR SERIES
In-Depth: The ongoing effort to ban conversion therapy in Michigan
Reporter: Doug Reardon
Chief Photojournalist: Brian Farber
The in-depth report explores the ongoing effort to ban conversion therapy in Michigan.
Commercial: Jacobson Fairy Tale
Producers: Nate Ritter, Maxwell Boughton
MERIT: FEATURE / USE OF MEDIUM
Donating a Kidney to a Stranger
Reporter: Michael Martin
The powerful story of a West Michigan man who was inspired by a bumper sticker to donate a kidney to a stranger.
MERIT: News Anchor
Max Goldwasser is the 4 & 5 p.m. news anchor and field anchors live from the field on important stories impacting our community.
Veteran photojournalism Jim Sutton has covered news in West Michigan for more than 25 years.
MERIT: Marketing Materials & Promo
Producers: Nate Ritter & Maxwell Boughton
Promotions producers Nate Ritter and Maxwell Boughton creatively produced a video to introduce Morning News anchor Tessa DiTirro to viewers.
FOX 17 (WXMI) is a Scripps Media Inc. station focused on enterprise journalism, positive storytelling, and being actively involved in the community.