WTOP Honored with Eleven 1st Place Awards by Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                      June 6, 2022


WTOP Honored with Eleven 1st Place Awards by Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association


Washington D.C. – WTOP took home 11 first place Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) Awards this weekend, including Outstanding News Operation and Outstanding Newscast.

“As a 24/7 news operation, our work never stops. We are honored that work was recognized by CAPBA,” said Julia Ziegler, WTOP’s Director of News and Programming. “These awards are truly a testament to the hard work of our entire news team.”

The complete list of WTOP’s 2022 CAPBA first place honors include:

  • Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing Story: WTOP Staff | Capitol Insurrection
  • Outstanding Use of Sound: Mike Murillo | Fire Ops
  • Outstanding Editorial or Commentary: Joel Oxley | Enough is Enough
  • Outstanding Enterprise Reporting: Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore | DFS Scandal
  • Outstanding Sports Feature: Dave Johnson | Sports and the Black Experience
  • Outstanding Light Feature: John Aaron | Datsun Spirit
  • Best Reporter: John Domen
  • Outstanding Year-Round Local Sports: WTOP Staff
  • Outstanding Newscast: WTOP Staff
  • Best Radio News Anchor: Dimitri Sotis
  • Outstanding News Operation: WTOP Staff

In addition to first place accolades, WTOP also took home four 2nd place awards. Winners were announced at a recognition ceremony over the weekend.

The Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association is comprised of television and radio professionals from across the region.

About WTOP

WTOP has served the Washington region since 1926 and has been in the news format since 1969. WTOP is the Washington’s top news source, serving the metro area 24/7 with news, traffic and weather.  WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM in the metro area, 107.7 FM in Stafford, Virginia and 103.9 FM in Frederick, Maryland. WTOP’s live stream and news content is available on any device at WTOP.com.  WTOP and its sister news operation, Federal News Network, are owned by Hubbard Radio, LLC.

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Elly Rowe



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