Updated 6/5/2019 - YouTube link and group photo added, corrections were made to category names and additional information was added about recipients.
The NPPA’s 2019 Best of Photojournalism awards wrapped up on June 1 as the results for four categories in the video and broadcast division - Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year, Editor of the Year, Station of the Year and the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting - were announced during the first West Coast Workshop in San Diego.
Brandon Mowry, of WFAA in Dallas, won the Ernie Crisp Photographer of the Year. The runner-up is Chris Hansen, of KUSA in Denver, first-time wins for both.
Large Market Station of the Year is WFAA in Dallas, their third win. They won in 1983 and 2018. Runner-up Station of the Year is WBFF in Baltimore.
Kyle Porter, of KHOU in Houston, won Editor of the Year for the second year in a row and was runner-up in 2017. Chad Nelson, of KARE in Minneapolis, is runner-up. Nelson won in 2017 and was runner up in 2018.
John Sharify, of KING in Seattle, is winner of the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting. His first win was in 2015. Noelle Walker, of KXAS in Dallas, is runner-up.
The West Coast Workshop was organized by the (tireless) Joe Little and had 230 participants over the weekend. Also awarded were three $500 scholarships to attend future NPPA training.
Watch the 2019 NPPA Video Awards, sponsored by Sony and recorded live from Stone Brewing in Liberty Station, San Diego.
Already reported awards:
Medium Market Station of the Year is WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. They also won in 2015 and 2019. Runner up is WITI in Milwaukee, who won first place in 2016 and 2017
Small Market Station of the Year is KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa. This is their seventh award in this category.
A complete list of the NPPA 2019 Best of Photojournalism results can be found in the back of the May/June special issue of News Photographer magazine, which is part of the NPPA membership. For extra copies of that issue ($8 each plus postage), email [email protected].