7 News Wins Awards For Newscasts, Reporting

7 News Wins Awards For Newscasts, Reporting

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7 News was honored Saturday night as "best newscast" during the New York State Associated Press Association's annual awards dinner.

The award was given to "Anne Richter and staff" for 6 PM newscasts during May, 2016. (Anne is the just retired, longtime anchor of the 6 PM news.) 7 News was awarded both first and second places in "best newscast" for smaller TV stations in New York state.

In addition, 7 News veteran reporter John Moore was honored as "best reporter." This is the second individual honor John has won this year - last month, he was named "Bill Carey Reporter of The Year" by the Syracuse Press Club.

And 7 News was honored for a number of other news reports, including Jeff Nelson's series on the drug "Kratom"; anchor Diane Rutherford's stories of refugees benefiting an upstate city; Jeff Cole and staff's continuing coverage of the abrupt closing of the Climax plant in Lowville; Chris Spiker, John Moore and Amanda Corna's reports on the opioid epidemic in northern New York.

(Credit where credit's due: former 7 News reporter Mae Roberts worked with Diane on the refugee stories, and did one of the awarded drug stories.)

The awards were given during a ceremony in Saratoga Springs.

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