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VPM receives 2 awards from Virginia Association of Broadcasters

VPM VAB Awards 2024
Angie Miles
VPM won 2 awards from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) at the VAB 87th Annual Convention.

The VPM news team was recently honored with 2 awards from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB). The awards were presented at the VAB 87th Annual Convention at The Marriott Oceanfront in Virginia Beach on Friday, June 21.

“VPM News is ecstatic that our staff and contributors have received honors from the VAB. The stories recognized this year – on housing difficulties in Louisa County and longstanding public safety issues in Richmond Public Schools -- reflect our growing commitment to reporting on all Central Virginia and beyond, and we’re incredibly thrilled for Keyris, Mark, Duy, Connor and Megan,” said VPM News Managing Editor Dawnthea M. Price Lisco.

VPM’s awards from VAB include:

Manzanares’s coverage of Louisa mobile home residents, done in partnership with Mark Robinson and Duy Linh Tu through support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, has been recognized several times this year. The report was named a finalist for a 2024 Ñ Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and was also nominated for a 2024 Capital Emmy Award.

In the aftermath of the fire at William F. Fox Elementary School in February 2022, VPM News acquired and analyzed all available fire inspection records for Richmond’s public schools from 2015–2022. The findings revealed hundreds of fire code violations and inconsistent inspections. Reporting was done by Megan Pauly and Connor Scribner.

For 80 years, VAB has been dedicated to advancing broadcasting while providing valuable services for its members. Their areas of focus include consultant advice, education, government affairs, EEO recruitment, and promoting radio & TV advertising to Virginia businesses.

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