WSU Broadcasters Shine at Regional Competition

OGDEN, Utah – Broadcast students from Weber State University won first place in six out of the seven categories they entered at a recent National Broadcasting Society (NBS) regional competition.

WSU competed against entries submitted by schools from around the region, including Utah State University and Central Washington University. Weber State’s six winning submissions will advance to the national NBS student audio-video production competition. Winners of the national competition will be announced in March at the NBS national convention in Washington D.C.

For the sixth consecutive year Weber State News, the university’s semi-weekly student-produced newscast, received the award for “Best News Program”. WSU entries also took first place for best news package, sports package, feature package, video program opener and instructional/industrial/promotional video.

WSU swept the categories of news program, news package and feature package, taking first, second and third in each category.

List of WSU's Winning Entries:

News Program
1st place – Weber State News: Apr. 1, 2005
2nd place – Weber State News: Oct. 28, 2005
3rd place – Weber State News: Nov. 5, 2004
News Package
1st place – Commuter Rail – Matt Hugie & Brad Denney
2nd place – Golf City – Zachary Hansen
3rd place – Wal-Mart – Trudy Christopulos & Camille Larkin

Sports Package
1st place – New Hockey Coach – Camille Larkin & Matt Hugie
2nd place – WSU Senior Hockey Players – Camille Larkin

Sports Segment
2nd place – Homecoming Football – Matt Hugie & Amada Chavez

Features Package
1st place – Fans in the Stands – Megan Jones
2nd place – Cheerleader – Megan Jones
3rd place – Wingoff – Matt Hugie & Ryan Hawks

Video Program Opener
1st place – As If Live – Jason White
3rd place – Weber State News Open – Randall Bennett

Instructional/Industrial/Promotional Video
1st place – Outstanding in our Field– Audio & Video Production Team

Terri Reddout, communication faculty and advisor to Weber State News
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John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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