WBRZ News 2 at Ten: ranked best in La., again
BATON ROUGE- For the second year in a row, WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 was ranked best in the state of Louisiana by the Associated Press.
Anchors Michael Marsh, Sylvia Weatherspoon and Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton were present when the award was received by executive producer Trey Schmaltz. The team of Marsh, Weatherspoon, Shingleton and Schmaltz also won the award in 2012.
"It's a tribute to our hard working and dedicated employees," Rocky Daboval, General Manager of WBRZ, said about the award and the numerous others won by the news department Saturday.
The AP also named Michael Shingleton the state's best reporter, awarding him Reporter of the Year. He is a native of Baton Rouge.
"I'm proud of the team effort that went into exposing this injustice and WBRZ's commitment to investigative journalism," Nakamoto said. "We are a station that dedicates more than just one minute and thirty seconds to stories that matter to the community."
McCoy, a photojournalist, has been with WBRZ since 2008.
Chuck Bark, the station's news director accepted another award, Best Sportscast, on behalf of Michael Cauble who is in Nebraska covering the LSU Tigers. Cauble was recognized as the state's best sports anchor and said "I'm extremely proud to be recognized for the hard work, thoughtfulness and passion that we put into our WBRZ sportscast each night."
Cauble added, "The people and teams we have a chance to interact with here in South Louisiana make this job both thrilling and rewarding."
Among other awards received: photojournalist Chris Sasser for his photography work on a piece about delivery drivers during the holiday season and WBRZ.com ranked as best news website in Baton Rouge.