West Michigan: Newsmakers Mar 23, 2008




Grand Rapids Press:

WOOD-TV (Channel 8) continues to be a strong leader in television news ratings. According to the February Nielsen ratings, 24-Hour News 8 ranks No. 1 in the morning, noon, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. time slots. WOOD's 6 p.m. newscast had its highest ratings book since 1991 with a 15 household rating and a 33 household share. Both the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts had more viewers than both WZZM-TV (Channel 13) and WWMT-TV (Channel 3) combined... WOOD-TV leads local news ratings in February (Sun, 3/23)

There's never a dull moment in Andy Sugden's job as chief photojournalist at WZZM (Channel 13). On a recent shoot, he found himself placing cameras in trees, running up and down hills with a camera on a painter's pole -- all in the effort to get the best shots and to tell the story. "The biggest thing I have found is to really listen to what I hear at video shoots, and that will drive me to determine what I shoot," Sugden said. His efforts in leading a staff of videographers are part of the reason WZZM was named runner-up for TV Station of the Year among medium markets by the National Press Photographers' Association... WZZM wins NPPA award (Sun, 3/23)

WGVU Productions received six Bronze Awards in the 2008 Telly Awards. These programs were selected from more than 14,000 entries from around the world. The program, "Battle Creek: Celebrating Flight 2007," which covered the Battle Creek Air Show and Balloon Festival, received Bronze Awards in the entertainment and live events categories, as well as one for videography/cinematography... WGVU nets six awards (Sun, 3/23)







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