2012 – 2013 Radio Broadcast News Winners

This year, one radio competition was held in the News & Features category. The top winners from those 45 entrants qualified to participate in the Hearst National Radio Broadcast News Championship in San Francisco.

The finalists’ radio packages were to include an anchor lead-in, a recorded wrap and a completed script to be presented as a piece for a San Francisco radio network’s morning drive segment. The judges expected to receive a news piece, ranging between one to two minutes.

The judges received the completed entries by Thursday morning for review. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony that evening. The first through third place winners were awarded scholarships of $5,000, $4,000, and $3,000 respectively and are featured below. The two finalists who earned $1,500 scholarship awards are: Nick Franck, Arizona State University and Michael Rodriguez from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An additional award of $1,000 was given to Jessica Murri for Best use of Radio for News Coverage selected from the monthly competition submissions.