Chad Nelson of KARE in Minneapolis has won the NPPA Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row, as announced at the 2018 NPPA Video Awards. Another repeat winner is Nelson’s coworker, Boyd Huppert, who won the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting. Huppert has won the award seven times, the last being in 2014.
The awards program were held at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul on the evening before the start of the Ignite Your Passion Workshop sponsored by the National Press Photographers Foundation.
Forrest Sanders, a reporter, videographer and editor at WSMV News 4 in Nashville, was the runner-up for Photographer of the Year. Nelson Garcia from KUSA in Denver was the runner-up for Reporting.
Kyle Porter from KHOU in Houston was named NPPA Editor of the Year and Nelson, last year’s winner, was runner-up.
The Large Market Station of the Year, is WFAA in Dallas. They last won the title in 1983. The runner-up is WBFF in Baltimore. Medium Market Station of Year is WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina and the runner-up is WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. Small Market Station of the Year is News 12 CT in Norwalk, Connecticut. That award had already been announced, as the station was the only finalist. New 12 CT has won the award four years in a row.
The NPPA Video Awards also recognized the Regional Photographers of the Year who earned their titles through the NPPA TV Quarterly Clip Contest, the Solo Video Photographer of the Year and category winners from the NPPA Best of Photojournalism: Video competition.