7 News staff honored at the Syracuse Press Club Awards

Published: May. 6, 2023 at 10:37 PM EDT
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SYRACUSE, New York (WWNY) - The 7News team received several honors Saturday night at the Syracuse Press Club Awards, a competition of journalists Syracuse, Watertown, Utica, and Binghamton television stations.

Chad Charette won 1st place honors for Best Investigative Story or Series for our coverage of the millions of gallons of sewage being legally dumped into the Black River by Watertown.

Anchor Diane Rutherford took home the honorable mention in that same category for her in depth look at a St. Lawrence County animal shelter and why its kill rate was so high.

Photographer Trevor Payant took 2nd place in the Video Journalism Category for his Arts All-Star Piece showcasing a high school pianist from South Jeff, Landen Snyder.

Emily Griffin got an honorable mention in the News Feature Short Form category for her piece on an Indian River Janitor who won the lottery.

7News also took home 2nd place honors for our regularly scheduled local newscast for our 6 PM show, 7News this Evening with Jeff Cole.

And Rob Krone won an honorable mention for his sports story on the legendary reunion of the Belleville Union Academy basketball team.

Congratulations to all!