The Alabama Public Radio news team traveled to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last week to collect a national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society for Professional Journalists. APR News Director Pat Duggins and reporters Maggie Martin, Ryan Vasquez, and Stan Ingold earned the honor for the Best Breaking News Coverage during the April 2011 tornadoes. It is an honor well deserved!
At the recent Alabama Associated Press Awards banquet, Alabama Public Radio's news department racked up four awards! Maggie Martin's story "The Battle for Fort Gaines" won for the Best Use of Sound. Pat Duggins won three awards: "Tornado Recovery" won for the Best Specialized Reporter, "Kiss that Fish!" won for Best Soft Feature and the 5 part series "Oil and Water" won for Best Public Affiars / Documentary.