WGCU reporters earned 15 regional and national awards in 2019-2020.
Four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
• Excellence in Innovation: Andrea Perdomo, for “News in Español.”
• Best Use of Sound: Andrea Perdomo, “Monitoring Poached Turtles Returned to the Wild.”
• Hard News: Andrea Perdomo, “Chinese Tariffs Dip into the Pocket of SWFL Nonprofit.”
• Sports, Victoria Alverez, “SWFL Paralympic Fencer Trains for 2020 Toyko Paralympic Games.”
Eight first-place and two finalist awards from the Florida Association of Broadcasters:
• General Assignment/Long Form: Andrea Perdomo, “Monitoring Poached Turtles” (see above).
• Use of Sound: Bruno Halpern and Julie Glenn, “SWFL Woman Rids Town of Toads.”
• Feature Cultural: Andrea Perdomo, for “Port Charlotte Muslims Celebrate the End of Ramadan.”
• Environmental Reporting Single Story: Andrea Perdomo,
“Invasive Bacteria Threatens Florida’s Palm Trees.”
• Education Reporting: Andrea Perdomo,“Immokalee School Wins National Math Competition.”
• Feature Hard News: Andrea Perdomo, “Chinese Tariffs” (see above).
• Feature Light News: Julie Glenn, “Wolf Dog Goes Viral as Shy Wolf Sanctuary Seeks to Expand.”
• General Assignment: Julie Glenn, “Red Tide Returns: Fish Kills on Marco and Beach Warnings in Collier and South Lee Counties.”
• Sports: Victoria Alverez, “SWFL Paralympic Fencer” (see above).
And the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award for water resource coverage from the Florida Lake Management Society.
READ MORE about WGCU’s awards during previous years.