WTOP Honored with Seven 1st Place Awards and Best in Show by Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association


Washington D.C. – WTOP took home seven first place Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) Awards this weekend, including Outstanding Website for WTOP.com, Outstanding Newscast and the Best in Show Award for all radio for Outstanding News Operation.

“In addition to the breaking news, traffic and weather WTOP offers, we have also made a concerted effort to offer a balanced news diet to our consumers across platforms,” said Julie Ziegler, WTOP’s Director of News and Programming. “There are great ‘good news’ stories happening across the DC region every day. It is a great honor to see some of them honored in this way.”

The complete list of WTOP’s 2024 CAPBA first place honors include:

  • Outstanding News Operation
  • Outstanding Website – WTOP.com
  • Outstanding Newscast – WTOP Staff
  • Outstanding News Series – Mike Murillo, “Facing Down Fentanyl”
  • Outstanding Serious Feature – Kate Ryan, “College Behind Bars”
  • Outstanding Use of Sound – Matt Kaufax, “Amaizin’ Cyclist”
  • Outstanding Year-Round Local Sports – WTOP Staff

Second-place honors were awarded to the following WTOP journalists:

  • Outstanding News Series – John Domen, “Child Care at a Crossroads”
  • Best Specialty Reporting – Sandra Jones, “Consumer News”
  • Best Reporter – John Domen

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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