Category Archives: 2009

2009 winners

2009 Final Photographer Standings

NPPA WEST TOP STATION POOL
POY Anne Herbst KUSA 59
2. Dave Althouse KDVR 52
3. Ken Mostek KUSA 46
4. Everett McEwan KDVR 38
5. Corky Scholl KUSA 36
6. Dan Wood KUSA 30
7. Eric Kehe KUSA 27
8. Doug Burgess WFAA 26
9. Noah Skinner KDVR 23
10. Kyle Stalder KTUU 22
11. David Wertheimer KDVR 21
12. Zac Gooch KTUU 17
13. Shawn Wilson KTUU 17
14. Christopher Benka KLAS 17
15. Dan Weaver KUSA 14
16. Andy Buck KUSA 14
17. Scott Jensen KTUU 13
18. Devin Eskew KDVR 12
19. Jason Boyd KLAS 12
19. Eric Gaylord KDVR 12

NPPA EAST TOP STATION POOL
POY Darren Durlach WBFF 97
2. David Larson WBFF 76
3. Todd Krupa Your News Now 33
4. Dwayne Myers WHTM 30
5. Jason Fischer WBFF 26
6. Joe O’Neill WHTM 25
7. Kyle Cooper WHTM 25
8. Bryan Barr WBFF 25
9. Eric Heisler WHTM 25
10. Jon Samuels WXIA 24
11. Matthew Mann Your News Now 20
12. Jon Conway WBFF 19
13. Christopher Wood News 12 CT 19
14. Matt Cyr News 12 CT 19
15. Luke Rollins WBFF 17
16. James Mennino News 12 CT 16
17. Erik Neilsen WBFF 16
18 Kim Blessinger WBFF 14
19. Michael Thomas WXIA 13
20. Kenny Hamilton WXIA 10

NPPA CENTRAL TOP STATION POOL
POY Ted Nelson WTVF 77
2. William Middeke KARE 58
3. Nathan Sharkey WTVF 56
4. James Suiter WXIN 55
5. Mike Rose WTVF 50
6. Steve Rhodes WTHR 35
7. Dan Bolsem KCCI 27
8. Glen Biermann KCCI 25
8. Nathan J. Thompson WTVF 25
10. Cortney Kintzer KCCI 22
11. Charlie Woodward WTVF 21
12. Tom Schultheis KYTV 15
13. Nathan Shain KYTV 13
14. Taka Yokoyama KYTV 13
15. David Duchan WFRV 12
16. Shaun Murphy WXIN 11
17. Jon Smith WLEX/WTVF 9
18. Jesse Landolt KCCI 9
19. Audra Rogers WTVF 8
19. Scott Schaefer KOMU 8

NPPA WEST GENERAL POOL
POY Kurt Austin KGW 90
2. Michael Humphries KENS 62
3. Ken McCormick KGW 35
4. Mike DeBernardo KSTU 34
5. Jon Martin KBAK 31
6. Larry Burns KENS 29
7. Ryan Coe KHQ 20
8. Mike Perry KHQ 18
9. Douglas Burgess KING 17
10. Steve Mills KBAK 16
11. Steven Redlin KGW 14
12. Scott Jensen KING 14
13. Samuel Salzweder KOLD 13
14. Ron Sanford KING 12
15. Jon Knorr KOMO 12
16. Steve Douglas KING 9
17. Bill Skok KIRO 7
18. Katie Johnson KOMO 6
19. Rick Trujillo KVVU 6
20. Charles Fisher KTRK 4

NPPA EAST GENERAL POOL
POY Leighton Grant WLOS 101
2. Matt Mrozinski WAVY 95
3. Colin McIntyre WAVY 69
4. Ben Mulkey WLOS 33
5. Aaron Kurtz WAVY 30
6. Matthew Apthorp WBBH 27
7. Tim Garrison WFTV 27
8. Andy Miller WAVY 24
9. Frankie Gunnell WCNC 19
10. Kevin J Ridley WCNC 13
11. Michael DelGiudice WNBC 12
12. Andrew J Singh Long Island 12 12
13. Domenico Zelano, Jr WTVD 11
14. Eric Kettering WJZ 11
15. Eric J Budney WFSB 10
16. Chris Rosenthal WAGA 10
17. Todd Dinsmore WHP 9
18. Joe Avery WLOS 7
19. Shawn Sienkiewicz WTNH 6
20. Garth Millen WHP 6

NPPA CENTRAL GENERAL POOL
POY Jason Hanson KSTP 91
2. Rob Collett KTUL 68
3. George Taylor KWCH 49
4. Kevin Sullivan WALA 43
5. Wade Smith KTVI 41
6. John Thain KQDS 41
7. Carly Danek WCCO 30
8. Brandon Bingham WHO 26
9. Bryan Clmmer KTUL 21
10. Ben Kroll NWCT 19
11. Matt Nelson KCRG 18
12. John Duong WNDU 18
13. Billy Dry KOKH 17
14. James Vowell WHO 14
15. Dustin Scholl NWCT 12
16. Andrew Konkle WITI 12
17. Rodney Stringer KOKH 11
18. Brian Fiser WHO 10
19. James Anderson NWCT 9
20. James Searls WHO 8

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Fourth Quarter 2009

2009 4th Quarter Results
NPPA WEST TOP STATION POOL
SPOT NEWS

1st None Awarded
2nd Noah Skinner KDVR Don’t come to Denver ’till Summertime
3rd Christopher Benka KLAS Stand off

GENERAL NEWS
1st Everett McEwan KDVR Cold Work
2nd Christopher Benka KLAS Pocket Checks
3rd Ken Mostek KUSA “Notre Dame Band
HM William Roe KLAS Disaster Drill

DEADLINE NEWS
1st Shawn Wilson KTUU A couple feet of bad news
2nd Dave Althouse KDVR Big ball of fire
3rd Ken Mostek KUSA Something’s fishy

NEWS FEATURE

1st Dave Althouse KDVR Party Crashing Marching Band
2nd Corky Scholl KUSA Dump Truck
3rd Everett McEwan KDVR Annoying things
HM Anne Herbst KUSA The Perfect Patient

INDEPTH
1st Corky Scholl KUSA Codi
2nd Anne Herbst KUSA Lucha Libre
3rd Dave Wertheimer KDVR Bob is an icon
HM Dan Wood KUSA Hero Trucker
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NPPA WEST GENERAL POOL

SPOT NEWS
1st not awarded
2nd Mike DeBernardo, KSTU – TV, Salt Lake City, UT “I-15 Crash Landing”
3rd Steve Mills, KBAK – TV, Bakersfield, CA “Church Burglary”

GENERAL NEWS
1st Ron Sanford, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Courage”
2nd Ken McCormick, KGW-TV, Portland, OR “Locked Up”
3rd Scott Jensen, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Giving Gifts, Giving Time”
HM Samuel Salzweder, KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ “Graffiti Cleanup”

DEADLINE NEWS
1st Kurt Austin, KGW-TV, Portland, OR “A Mighty Wind”
2nd Scott Jensen, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Thanksgiving Stakeout”
3rd Jon Martin , KBAK-TV, Bakersfield, CA “Dead Sheep”
HM Mike Perry , KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA “Big League Kick”

NEWS FEATURE
1st Kurt Austin, KGW-TV, Portland, OR “About as Oregon As You Can Get”
2nd Kurt Austin, KGW-TV, Portland “Mystery on the Williamette”
3rd Douglas Burgess, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Get Busy Living”
HM Charles Fisher, KTRK-TV, Houston, TX “Davey Ruddick #40″

IN-DEPTH
1st Douglas Burgess, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Tears”
2nd Steve Douglas, KING5-TV, Seattle, WA “Railroad Fires”
3rd Michael Humphries, KENS-TV, San Antonio, TX “Between the Fence & A Hard Place”
HM Larry Burns, KENS-TV, San Antonio, TX “Lite Rail”

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NPPA EAST TOP STATION POOL

SPOT NEWS

1st Darren Durlach , WBFF / Baltimore, MD C’mon Son
2nd David Larson, WBFF / Baltimore, MD That Smoke Came Rolling In
3rd not awarded

GENERAL NEWS
1st Kim Blessinger, WBFF / Baltimore, MD Catonsville Cleanup
2nd Luke Rollins, WBFF / Baltimore, MD We’re Comfortable
3rd Christopher Wood, News 12 / Norwalk, CT A Reshaped Life
HM James Mennino, News 12 / Norwalk, CT Red Mass

DEADLINE NEWS
1st Darren Durlach, WBFF / Baltimore, MD Water Everywhere
2nd David Larson, WBFF / Baltimore, MD It Looked Like A Geyser
3rd Matthew Mann, YNN / Rochester, NY Lake St. Paul
HM Jon Samuels, WXIA / Atlanta, GA We Have Nothing

NEWS FEATURE
1st David Larson, WBFF / Baltimore, MD This Is Birdland
2nd Kyle Cooper, WHTM / Harrisburg, PA An Outdoor Insane Asylum
3rd Todd Krupa, YNN / Rochester, NY That’s Part of Me
HM Robert Cook, News 12 / Norwalk, CT Carlos

INDEPTH
1st Bryan Barr, WBFF / Baltimore, MD Sean’s Story
2nd Darren Durlach, WBFF / Baltimore, MD Father Leo
3rd Erik Neilsen, WBFF / Baltimore, MD I’m Watching You
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NPPA CENTRAL TOP STATION POOL
SPOT NEWS

1st Nathan Thompson, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Jumbo Juvie Joyride
2nd Mike Rose, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Crazy For The Storm

GENERAL NEWS
1st Ted Nelson, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Second Chance Christmas
2nd Glen Biermann, KCCI-TV Des Moines, IA Big Blower, Little Shovel
3rd Bill Middeke, KARE Minneapolis, MN Bonus Baseball
HM Cortney Kintzer , KCCI-TV Des Moines, IA Move These Carts

DEADLINE NEWS
1st Ted Nelson, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Christmas Wind
2nd Nathan Sharkey , WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Season to Remember
3rd Charlie Woodward, WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Humble Hero

NEWS FEATURE
1st James Suiter, WXIN Indianapolis, IN Hi, I’m Fred Glass
2nd Shaun Murphy, WXIN Indianapolis, IN The Good Ol’ Days
3rd Scott Schaefer, KOMU Columbia, MO Shop With a Cop
HM Nathan Sharkey , WTVF-TV Nashville, TN Spur Ride

IN-DEPTH

1st James Suiter, WXIN Indianapolis, IN 500 – The Movie
2nd Dan Bolsem, KCCI-TV Des Moines, IA The Iowa Boys
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NPPA EAST GENERAL POOL
SPOT NEWS

1st Leighton Grant, WLOS / Ashville, NC Preaching the Fire
2nd Tim Garrison, WFTV / Orlando Snake Powered Engine
3rd Shawn Sienkiewicz, WTNH / New Haven Somethin’ Blew Up

GENERAL NEWS

1st Colin McIntyre, WAVY / Portsmouth, VA Grand Illumination
2nd Colin McIntyre, WAVY / Portsmouth, VA World Aids Day
3rd Aaron Kurtz, WAVY / Portsmouth, VA You Got Kids?
HM Aaron Kurtz, WAVY / Portsmouth, VA Happy and Thankful

DEADLINE NEWS
1st Aaron Kurtz, WAVY / Portsmouth Ports Winter Wonderland
2nd Leighton Grant, WLOS / Ashville Very UnAmerican
3rd Colin McIntyre, WAVY / Portsmouth It Doesn’t Happen Overnight
HM Matt Mrozinski, WAVY / Portsmouth A Go Go Christmas

NEWS FEATURE
1st Leighton Grant, WLOS / Ashville Not Your Daddy’s Caddy
2nd Matt Mrozinski, WAVY / Portsmouth It’s OK to Slobber
3rd Andy Miller, WAVY / Portsmouth I’m Doin It

IN-DEPTH
1st Matt Mrozinski, WAVY / Portsmouth Wealth isn’t Found in the Wallet
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NPPA CENTRAL GENERAL POOL
SPOT NEWS

1st BRYAN CLEMMER, KUTL-TV/ TULSA “PURSE SNATCHING”
2nd JASON HANSON , KSTP-TV/ ST PAUL “A WHITE KNUCKLE DAY”
3rd JOHN BIEBRICH, KOKH-TV/ OKC “QUINT FATAL FIRE”

GENERAL NEWS
1st WADE SMITH, KTVI-TV/ST. LOUIS, “A DAY LIKE TODAY”
2nd JOHN THAIN, FOX 21/ DULUTH “BEER BEAR”
3rd JASON HANSON , KSTP/ ST PAUL “COUGAR IN TOWN”
HM JAMES SEARLS, WHO-TV/ DES MOINES “HELPING HANDS”

DEADLINE NEWS
1st GEORGE TAYLOR, KWCH-TV/ WICHITA KS “A LITTLE MORE CLASSIC”
2nd JASON HANSON, KSTP-TV/ ST PAUL, “STUCK AT THE BUS STATION”
3rd KEVIN SULLIVAN, WALA-TV/ MOBILE “GAME OF LIFE”
HM WADE SMITH, KTVI-TV/ ST LOUIS, “BUS AX”

NEWS FEATURE

1st KEVIN SULLIVAN, WALA/ MOBILE “FAT SQUIRRELS”
2nd ROB COLLETT, KTUL/ TULSA “PRISON RODEO PART 2″
3rd BILLY DRY, KOKH/ OKC “THE CAN MAN”
HM RYAN DUNIGAN, WNDU-TV/ SOUTH BEND “MR TOOTHPICK”

IN-DEPTH

1st Rob Collett, KTUL-TV/ Tulsa”Prison Rodeo Part 1″
2nd George Taylor, KWCH-TV/ Wichita, “No T-Shirts for $10″
3rd Brandon Bingham, WHO-TV/ Des Moines “Its About Time”
HM John Thain, Fox 21/ Duluth “Losing our Children”

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Third Quarter 2009

NPPA West Top Station Pool
News Feature
1st
Noah Skinner, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Zoo Without Walls”
2nd
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Pigeon Express”
3rd
Everett McEwan, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Slamom Skating”
HM
David Althouse, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Most People Think I’m Crazy”
General News
1st
Eric Kehe, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Lady Bugged”
2nd
Dan Gillett, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Love My Job”
3rd
Ken Mostek, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Broadway Construction”
HM
Kyle Stalder, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “100 Miles of Prince William Sound”
In-Depth
1st
Ken Mostek, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Prison Music”
2nd
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Dr. Rhodes”
3rd
Dan Wood, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Bishop Castle”
HM
Robert Gajdecki, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Stacia, You Stupid B—h”
Spot News
1st
Kyle Stalder, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “He Didn’t Die”
2nd
Peter Birdsong, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Sitting Duck”
3rd
Andy Buck, KUSA/Denver, CO: “The Big Clean Up”
Deadline News
1st
Everett McEwan, KDVR/Denver, CO: “F–k, It Hurts”
2nd
David Althouse, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Quite a Few Witnesses”
3rd
Richard Jordan, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “AK Challenge Stage 7”
HM
Luis Jacinto, KLAS/Las Vegas, NV: “NW House Fire”
NPPA West  General Pool
News Feature
1st
Ryan Coe, KHQ-TV/Spokane, WA: “A-L-Y-S-S-I-A”
2nd
Samuel Salzwedel, KOLD-TV/Tucson, AZ: “BMX Racing”
3rd
Rick Trujillo, KVVU-TV/Henderson, NV: “Michael & the Superstars”
General News
1st
Kenneth McCormick, KGW/Portland, OR: “Offender Roundup”
2nd
Mike Perry, KHQ-TV/Spokane, WA: “Wheelchair Kids Day”
3rd
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “History Reincarnated”
HM1
Michael Humphries, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “A Fine Solution”
In-Depth
1st
Michael Humphries, KENS-TV/San Antonio, TX: “Radium in Paradise”
2nd
Larry Burns, KENS-TV/San Antonio, TX: “Water Wasters”
3rd
Jon Martin, KBAK-TV/Bakersfield, CA: “Javier’s Story”
HM
Kurt Austin, KGW-TV/Portland, OR: “Eye to Eye”
Spot News
1st
Jon Martin, KBAK-TV/Bakersfield, CA: “Tire Fire”
2nd
Larry Burns, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “Twin Sisters”
3rd
Mike Perry, KHQ-TV/Spokane, WA: “Moose on the Loose”
Deadline News
1st
Michael Humphries, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “A Towering Problem”
2nd
Michael DeBernardo, KSTU/Salt Lake City, UT: “Logan Landslide”
3rd
Ryan Coe, KHQ-TV/Spokane, WA: “Breaking lxf”
HM1
Jon Martin, KBAK-TV/Bakersfield, CA: “Haystack Fire”
NPPA Central Top Station Pool
News Feature
1st
Ted Nelson, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “I Must Be Bowling”
2nd
Stephen Rhodes, WTHR/Indianapolis, IN: “Bird With a Beat”
3rd
James Suiter, WXIN/Indianapolis, IN: “No One Understands”
HM
Danny Rogers, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Healing Power of Music”
General News
1st
Mike Rose, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “McNair Memorial”
2nd
William Middeke, KARE/Minneapolis, MN: “St. Peter Stimulus”
3rd
Dan Bolsem, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “World Record Dodgeball”
HM
Taka Yokoyama, KY3-TV/Springfield, MO: “First Game After Tragedy”
In-Depth
1st
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Ella the Dog”
2nd
Nathan Thompson, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Out of the Bedroom, Into the Spotlight”
3rd
James Suiter, WXIN/Indianapolis, IN: “I Wasn’t Doing Nothing Wrong”
HM
Glen Biermann, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “Honor Flight”
Spot News
1st
Cortney Kintzer, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “Shake and a Boom”
2nd
Ted Nelson, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “High Water”
3rd
Charlie Woodward, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Missing Woman”
Deadline News
1st
William Middeke, KARE/Minneapolis, MN: “Here’s Brett”
2nd
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “School’s Out”
3rd
Charlie Woodward, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Food Giveaway”
HM
Jon Smith, WTVF-TV/Nashville, TN: “Fallen Hero”
NPPA Central General Pool
News Feature
1st
Carly Danek, WCCO/ST PAUL: “Travelers Visit Priest’s Grave”
2nd
Rob Collett, KTUL/TULSA: “Shoeless Delusion”
3rd
Matt Nelson, KCRG/IOWA CITY: “Kalona Arrested Tourists”
HM1
Matt Nelson, KCRG/IOWA CITY: “Ballparks of the Midwest”
General News
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Busted Bikers”
2nd
Dustin Scholl, NWCT/Brooklyn Park, MN: “Never Forget”
3rd
George Taylor, KWCH/Wichita, KS: “It’s My Right”
HM1
Benjamin Kroll, NWCT/Brooklyn Park, MN: “Fern the Farmer”
In-Depth
1st
Benjamin Kroll, NWCT/Brooklyn Park MN: “Cold Cases”
2nd
Bryan Clemmer, KTUL/Tulsa OK: “Operation Falcon”
3rd
Brandon Bingham, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “Swan’s Again”
Spot News
1st
John Thain, FOX 21/Duluth MN: “Huffing Crash”
2nd
Kevin Sullivan, WALA/Mobile AL: “Gas Spillage”
3rd
Rob Collett, KTUL/Tulsa OK: “Mystery Skull”
Deadline News
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Nobody Hurt”
2nd
Wade Smith, KTVI/St Louis, MO: “Officer Shot”
3rd
Kevin Sullivan, WALA/Mobile, AL: “Bulletproof Vests”
HM1
Jeffrey Millhouse, WNDU/SOUTH BEND: “Crash Landing”
NPPA East Top Station Pool
News Feature
1st
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Duck Duck Goose”
2nd
Matthew Cyr, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “Satisfaction”
3rd
Erik Neilsen, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “I Need Some Change”
HM
Christopher Wood, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “A Different Role”
General News
1st
Joe O’Neill, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Columbia’s Big Move”
2nd
Jonathan Samuels, WXIA/Atlanta, GA: “Puppy Flight”
3rd
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “You Gotta Help Your Neighbors”
In-Depth
1st
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Heroes in Horse Shoes”
2nd
Kenny Hamilton, WXIA/Atlanta, GA: “Leo”
3rd
Eric Heisler, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “A Hidden Past”
HM
Bryan Barr, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Utter Crisis”
Spot News
1st
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Chaos in the Classroom”
2nd
Eric Heisler, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Burning Block”
3rd
James Mennino, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “What the Duck!!!”
HM
Kyle Cooper, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Devastated”
Deadline News
1st
Jason Fischer, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Dundalk Disaster”
2nd
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “A Little Baby”
3rd
Dwayne Myers, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “A Special Homecoming”
HM
Kyrie George, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Soldier’s Homecoming”
NPPA East General Pool
News Feature
1st
Michael DelGiudice, WNBC-TV/New York: “The Whistle Blower”
2nd
Colin McIntyre, WAVY-TV/Portsmouth: “Marching Monarchs”
3rd
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY-TV/Portsmouth: “At Least they’re Still Afloat”
HM
Todd Dinsmore, WHP-TV/Harrisburg PA: “OGO Ball”
General News
1st
Frankie Gunnell, WCNC/Charlotte NC: “Million Dollar Auction”
2nd
Joseph Miller, WAVY/Portsmouth VA: “Seeing Things Differently”
3rd
Frankie Gunnell, WCNC/Charlotte NC: “We Are Rude”
HM
Joseph Miller, WAVY/Portsmouth VA: “In The Heartbeat”
In-Depth
1st
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY-TV/Portsmouth: “Last Ride”
2nd
Leighton Grant, WLOS-TV/Asheville NC: “Moments”
Spot News
1st
Kevin Ridley, WCNC-TV/Charlotte NC: “High Rise Rescue”
2nd
Eric Kettering, WJZ-TV/Baltimore MD: “Belair Brown Steak”
3rd
Joseph Avary, WLOS-TV/Asheville NC: “Serial Killer Strikes Again”
HM
Timothy Garrison, WFTV-TV/Orlando FL: “May Day May Day”
Deadline News
1st
Leighton Grant, WLOS-TV/Asheville NC: “He Was Our Hero”
2nd
Ben Mulkey, WLOS-TV/Asheville NC: “Lake Lure Memorial”
3rd
Colin McIntyre, WAVY-TV/Portsmouth: “We’re Going to be Headlines”
HM
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY-TV/Portsmouth: “Off to Canton”
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Second Quarter 2009

NPPA West Division Top Station Pool

News Feature
1st
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Now That’s a Good Latte”
2nd
Zac Gooch, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “A Day in a Canoe”
3rd
Thomas Cole, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Parenting”
HM1
Corky Scholl, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Art”
General News
1st
Devin Eskew, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Canoe to Work”
2nd
Dan Weaver, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Downhill Skating”
3rd
Douglas Burgess, WFAA/Dallas, TX: “Daycare of Champions”
In-Depth
1st
Corky Scholl, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Marz”
2nd
Eric Kehe, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Dare the Dog”
3rd
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Larissa’s Reading Room”
Spot News
1st
Robert Wood, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Vendor Ax”
3rd
Andy Buck, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Southlands Tornado”
HM1
Angel Rosado, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Chase on the Radios”
Deadline News
1st
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Neighborhood Attraction”
2nd
Douglas Burgess, WFAA/Dallas, TX: “High-Light Hawks”
3rd
Dan Weaver, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Graduation”
HM1
Everett McEwan, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Parqour”
NPPA West Division General Pool
News Feature
1st
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “Bird Island”
2nd
Michael Humphries, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “Skateboards for the Lord”
3rd
Kenneth McCormick, KGW/Portland, OR: “E-Bikes”
HM1
Michael DeBernardo, KSTU/Salt Lake City, UT: “Jump for the Kids”
General News
1st
Michael Humphries, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “A Deadly Situation”
2nd
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “One Day of My Life”
3rd
Michael DeBernardo, KSTU/Salt Lake City, UT: “Grasshoppers Invade”
HM1
Barry Johnson, KNBC/Studio City, CA: “Shoe Repair Thrives”
In-Depth
2nd
Larry Burns, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “Speed Traps”
Spot News
2nd
Kenneth McCormick, KGW/Portland, OR: “Market Robbery”
Deadline News
1st
Michael Humphries, KENS/San Antonio, TX: “See and Save”
2nd
Steve Mills, KBAK/Bakersfield, CA: “Trout Stocking”
3rd
Jon Martin, KBAK/Bakersfield, CA: “Lamont Car Chase”
HM1
Michael DeBernardo, KSTU/Salt Lake City, UT: “Corner Canyon Flood”
NPPA Central Division Top Station Pool
News Feature
1st
Mike Rose, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Portraits”
2nd
Stephen Rhodes, WTHR/Indianapolis, IN: “The Art of Audio”
3rd
Mike Rose, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Little Drummer Boy”
HM1
Charlie Woodward, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “He’s Fast”
General News
1st
Ted Nelson, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Helping Hand”
2nd
Taka Yokoyama, KYTV/Springfield, MO: “Heat Illness”
3rd
Cortney Kintzer, KCCI/DesMoines, IA: “He Had to Hear it Coming”
HM1
Nathan Shain, KYTV/Springfield, MO: “Making Easter Eggs”
In-Depth
1st
Glen Biermann, KCCI/Des Moines IA,: “Honor Flight Iowa”
2nd
James Suiter, WXIN/Indianapolis, IN: “Tracking Dog Attacks”
3rd
Stephen Rhodes, WTHR/Indianapolis, IN: “Medals for Mettle”
HM1
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Home is Life”
Spot News
1st
William Middeke, KARE/Minneapolis, MN: “Hot as ‘H’”
Deadline News
1st
William Middeke, KARE/Minneapolis, MN: “The Place to Be”
2nd
Ted Nelson, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Return”
3rd
Zachary Tucker, WLEX/Lexington, KY: “Everybody is Hurting”
NPPA Central Division General Pool
News Feature
1st
JOHN DUONG, WNDU/South Bend IN: “Fight for His Life”
2nd
Rob Collett, KTUL/Tulsa, OK: “Livin the Vintage Days”
3rd
Matt Nelson, KCRG/Iowa City, IA: “Alliant Energy Field”
HM1
Matt Nelson, KCRG/Iowa City, IA: “Wilton Candy Kitchen”
General News
1st
Wade Smith, KTVI/St Louis, MO: “Its Hot”
2nd
John Thain, FOX 21/Duluth, MN: “Honking Tree”
3rd
JOHN DUONG, WNDU/South Bend: “South Bend Tea Party”
HM1
Benjamin Kroll, NWCT/Brooklyn Park, MN: “Bridge Builders”
In-Depth
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Stars Story”
2nd
George Taylor, KWCH/Wichita, KS: “Here Kitty Kitty”
3rd
Carly Danek, WCCO/Minneapolis MN: “Not Some Hippie Thing”
HM1
James Searls, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “CrossRoads”
Spot News
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Eating Away at the Grass”
2nd
Billy Dry, KOKH/Oklahoma City: “Payne County Fires”
3rd
Kevin Sullivan, WALA/Mobile: “My Son Stole My Car”
HM1
Brandon Bingham, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “This Isn’t Him”
Deadline News
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Feet From their Homes”
2nd
Rodney Stringer, KOKH/Oklahoma City: “Midwest City Burns”
3rd
Brett Bensley, WISH/Indianapolis: “Gary is a Great Officer”
HM1
Brandon Bingham, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “Dollar Baseball”
NPPA East Division Top Station Pool
News Feature
1st
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Geri-hat-tricks”
2nd
Jon Conway, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Baltimore’s Beat”
3rd
Jason Fischer, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “The Young Marines”
HM1
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Gone Fishing”
General News
1st
Dwayne Myers, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Two Wheel Patrol”
2nd
Jonathan Samuels, WXIA/Atlanta, GA: “Superspeeders”
3rd
Jason Fischer, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “I Haven’t Cried Yet”
HM1
Matthew Cyr, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “Soggy Balls”
In-Depth
1st
Michael Thomas, WXIA/Atlanta, GA: “Loss of the American Dream”
2nd
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Rhythm to the Restless”
3rd
Todd Krupa, YNN/Rochester, NY: “Baby With Equipment”
Spot News
1st
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “My License Plate Says Paddle”
2nd
Jon Conway, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “No Little Fire”
3rd
Joe Connors, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “A Complete Loss”
Deadline News
1st
Dwayne Myers, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Spend Your Stimulus”
2nd
Todd Krupa, YNN/Rochester, NY: “He’s Working”
3rd
Jon Eirkson, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “5th & Curtin”
HM1
Joe Camut, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Resume Man”
NPPA East Division General Pool
News Feature
1st
Ben Mulkey, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “Mandolin Among Boys”
2nd
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Sunshine’s Birthday”
3rd
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “Woody’s”
HM1
Matthew Apthorp, WBBH/Fort Myers: “Kaden’s Road”
General News
1st
Ben Mulkey, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “Is it Pork?”
2nd
Chris Rosenthal, WAGA/Atlanta GA: “West Point Kia”
3rd
Joseph Miller, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Hot, Wet Fun-draiser”
HM1
Colin McIntyre, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “The Diamond Shine”
In-Depth
1st
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “5:05 in the Morning”
2nd
Colin McIntyre, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Price of Heroism”
3rd
Matthew Apthorp, WBBH/Fort Myers: “Stranded in the Gulf 1 & 2”
Spot News
1st
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “It’s The World We Live In”
2nd
Timothy Garrison, WFTV/Orlando, FL: “No Wake”
Deadline News
1st
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Virginia’s Niagara Falls”
2nd
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “No Arugula”
3rd
Matthew Apthorp, WBBH/Fort Myers: “Forgotten Farm”
HM1
Colin McIntyre, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “He’s Got His Gun Out”
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First Quarter 2009

NPPA West Division Top Station Pool
Spot News
1st
David Althouse, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Not the Way I Wanted to Spend My Sunday Night”
2nd
Joshua Borough, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Morning Surprise”
3rd
Eric Kehe, KUSA/Denver, CO: “C470 Commute”
HM1
Dave Wertheimer, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Something Stupid”
General News
1st
Scott Jensen, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Roses for AlaskaDeb”
2nd
Jason Boyd, KLAS/Las Vegas, NV: “They Can Be President”
3rd
Robert Gajdecki, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Bad News”
HM1
Zac Gooch, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Bit of a Rodeo”
Deadline News
1st
Dave Wertheimer, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Boulder Brush”
2nd
David Althouse, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Ridgeline Inferno”
3rd
Kyle Stalder, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Sleeping on the Floor”
HM1
Shawn Wilson, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “We Go On”
News Feature
1st
Ken Mostek, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Alley Cats”
2nd
Eric Gaylord, KDVR/Denver, CO: “Birdweiser”
3rd
Zac Gooch, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Unknown Musher”
HM1
Anne Herbst, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Where the Poop Goes”
In-Depth
1st
Douglas Burgess, WFAA/Dallas, TX: “The Fine Art of Forgiveness”
2nd
Robert Wood, KUSA/Denver, CO: “When Planes Meet Birds”
3rd
Ken Mostek, KUSA/Denver, CO: “Brooke’s Essay”
HM1
Kyle Stalder, KTUU/Anchorage, AK: “Lingering Impact”
NPPA West Division General Pool
Spot News
(no winners awarded)
General News
1st
Steven Redlin, KGW/Portland, OR: “Gorge Tunnel”
2nd
Jon Knorr, KOMO/Seattle, WA: “Saving the Salmon”
3rd
Michael DeBernardo, KSTU/Salt Lake City, UT: “3500 South Construction”
HM1
Ryan Coe, KHQ/Spokane, WA: “Gonzaga Blues”
Deadline News
1st
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “Can’t Stop the Rain”
HM1
Katie Johnson, KOMO/Seattle, WA: “Tacoma Double Shooting”
News Feature
1st
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “Crossing to Safety”
2nd
Kurt Austin, KGW/Portland, OR: “Griffin Gives Back”
3rd
Bill Skok, KIRO/Seattle, WA: “Dear President Obama”
HM1
Katie Johnson, KOMO/Seattle, WA: “Bosses in Tatas”
In-Depth
(no winners awarded)
NPPA Central Top Station Pool
Spot News
1st
Thomas Schultheis, KY3/Springfield, MO: “Welcome to the Chaos”
2nd
Nathan Shain, KY3/Springfield, MO: “Bad Time for a Flower Mess”
3rd
Jesse Landolt, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “Tough in Regular Shoes”
HM1
Jon Smith, WLEX/Lexington, KY: “I Want Him…Home”
General News
1st
Mike Rose, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Llama on the Loose”
2nd
David Duchan, WFRV/Green Bay, WI: “Braving the Elements”
3rd
Ted Nelson, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “A Pain in the Ice”
HM1
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Bike Surprise”
Deadline News
1st
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Family”
2nd
William Middeke, KARE/Minneapolis, MN: “Ice Covered Mess”
3rd
Dan Bolsem, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “A Simple Couple”
HM1
Jon Smith, WLEX/Lexington, KY: “Busy Little Guy”
News Feature
1st
Stephen Rhodes, WTHR/Indianapolis, IN: “No One Sees Me”
2nd
Ted Nelson, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Second Chance Mom”
3rd
Dan Bolsem, KCCI/Des Moines, IA: “Bud’s Gym”
HM1
Nathan Thompson, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Behind the Counter”
In-Depth
1st
James Suiter, WXIN/Indianapolis, IN: “I Always Wanted to be a Fighter”
2nd
Nathan Sharkey, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Working Poor”
3rd
Audra Rogers, WTVF/Nashville, TN: “Look for me When I’m 18”
NPPA Central General Pool
Spot News
1st
Jason Hanson, KSTP/Minneapolis, MN: “Flames in February”
2nd
Rob Collett, KTUL/Tulsa, OK: “Waleetka Fire”
3rd
Rob Collett, KTUL/Tulsa, OK: “Prue Lockdown”
General News
1st
Andrew Konkle, WITI/Brown Deer, WI: “That’s How Hartisford Rolls”
2nd
George Taylor, KWCH/Wichita, KS: “Filling Her Cart for the Community”
3rd
George Taylor, KWCH/Wichita, KS: “Not what they meant by Open House”
Deadline News
1st
Rob Collett, KTUL/Tulsa, OK: “Mannford Grass Fire”
2nd
BRANDON BINGHAM, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “Clouded View, Clear Choice”
3rd
Kevin Sullivan, WALA/Mobile, AL: “Line of Fire”
News Feature
1st
Carly Danek, WCCO/Minneapolis, MN: “Come on, Derek”
2nd
Brian Fiser, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “Carving with Faith”
3rd
James Anderson, NWCT/Brooklyn Park, MN: “A Big Surprise”
HM1
Corey Adkins, WWTV/Tustin, MI: “All Alone”
In-Depth
1st
JAMES VOWELL V, WHO/Des Moines, IA: “The Blind Truth”
2nd
John Thain, WQDS/Duluth, MN: “Special Hockey Series”
3rd
Wade Smith, KTVI/St Louis, MO: “Ethanol Bust”
HM1
Corey Adkins, WWTV/Tustin, MI: “The Essence of Beaver Island”
NPPA East Top Station Pool
Spot News
1st
Matthew Mann, YNN/Rochester, NY: “I’m Here to Testify to That”
2nd
Bryan Barr, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Come on Jorge”
3rd
Joselito Rivera, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “Sauce on the Run”
HM1
Erik Neilsen, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Next Stop Brookshire”
General News
1st
Kyle Cooper, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “The Old Building’s Gone”
2nd
Joe O’Neill, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Protest the Plumber”
3rd
Luke Rollins, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “You’ll Step in a Puddle!”
HM1
Mark Thompson, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Log Home”
Deadline News
1st
Todd Krupa, YNN/Rochester, NY: “Slow Down”
2nd
Christopher Wood, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “It’s All a Chance”
3rd
Mark Sogofsky, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “Close Call”
HM1
Joe O’Neill, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Midtown Mugging”
News Feature
1st
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “McNatra”
2nd
David Larson, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “The Magic Castle”
3rd
Matthew Cyr, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “The Godfather’s Got Game”
HM1
Jason Fischer, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “A Special Delivery”
In-Depth
1st
Darren Durlach, WBFF/Baltimore, MD: “Nations 911 Force”
2nd
Eric Heisler, WHTM/Harrisburg, PA: “Finding Lucky”
3rd
James Mennino, News 12/Norwalk, CT: “Love Hurts”
HM1
Jonathan Samuels, WXIA/Atlanta, GA: “The Choking Game”
NPPA East General Pool
Spot News
1st
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Mystery in the Sky”
2nd
Andrew Singh, News 12/Long Island, NY: “Fatal Fire”
3rd
Timothy Garrison, WFTV/Orlando, FL: “Pharmacist Fights Back”
General News
1st
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “The Definition of Home”
2nd
Aaron Kurtz, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “On a Cold, Wet Day”
3rd
Colin McIntyre, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Helping Hands”
Deadline News
1st
Colin McIntyre, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Words Can’t Explain”
2nd
DOMENICO ZELANO JR, WTVD/Durham, NC: “A Loud Crashing Sound”
3rd
Todd Dinsmore, WHP/Harrisburg, PA: “No More Candy”
HM1
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “Polar Plunge”
News Feature
1st
Leighton Grant, WLOS/Asheville, NC: “Guidance”
2nd
Eric Budney, WFSB/CT: “Bear Tracks”
3rd
Matthew Apthorp, WBBH/Fort Myers, FL: “Spring is Here”
In-Depth
1st
Matthew Mrozinski, WAVY/Portsmouth, VA: “Vampires in Hampton Roads”
2nd
Matthew Apthorp, WBBH/Fort Myers, FL: “Kenny’s Story”
3rd
Garth Millen, WHP/Harrisburg, PA: “Where Do We Go?”
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2009 Final Station Standings

NPPA WEST TOP STATION POOL FINAL POINTS
TOP STATION – KUSA, Denver, CO 207
KDVR, Denver, CO 163
KTUU, Anchorage, AK 72
KLAS, Las Vegas, NV 25
WFAA, Dallas, TX 24

NPPA EAST TOP STATION POOL FINAL POINTS
TOP STATION – WBFF Baltimore, MD 261
WHTM, Harrisburg, PA 101
News 12, Norwalk, CT 59
Your News Now, Rochester, NY 45
WXIA, Atlanta, GA 39

NPPA CENTRAL TOP STATION POOL FINAL POINTS
TOP STATION – WTVF, Nashville, TN 218
KCCI, Des Moines, IA 59
KARE, Minneapolis, MN 54
WXIN, Indianapolis, IN 48
WTHR, Indianapolis, IN 32
KYTV, Springfield, MO 31
WLEX, Lexington, KY 9
WFRV, Green Bay, WI 8
KOMU, Columbia, MO 5
KSDK, St Louis, MO 0

NPPA WEST GENERAL POOL FINAL STATION POINTS
KGW Portland, OR 129
KENS San Antonio, TX 85
KING Seattle, WA 48
KBAK Bakersfield 41
KHQ Spokane, WA 33

NPPA EAST GENERAL POOL FINAL STATION POINTS
WAVY Portsmouth, VA 202
WLOS Asheville, NC 132
WCNC Charlotte, NC 27
WBBH Fort Meyers, FL 25
WFTV Orlando, FL 23

NPPA CENTRAL GENERAL POOL FINAL STATION POINTS
KSTP St. Paul, MN 87
KTUL Tulsa, OK 83
WHO Des Moines, IA 45
KWCH Wichita, KS 45
WALA Mobile, AL 39

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