WWAY wins five AP Broadcast News Awards

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Submitted: Mon, 04/11/2011 - 1:17am
Updated: Tue, 04/12/2011 - 4:09am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has won five North Carolina Associated Press Broadcast News Awards. Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson led the way with two, including BEST WEATHER in North Carolina. The awards were announced at a luncheon Saturday in Burlington.

Sportscaster John Rendleman took home BEST SPORTSCAST. John is the host of the Coach’s Corner, a 30-minute sports show that airs Sundays at 6 p.m. on WWAY, as well as the co-host of “The 5th Quarter” with Trot Nixon during high school football season and “Full Court Press” with Brett Blizzard during high school basketball season.

Jackson, the longest tenured meteorologist in Wilmington TV, also won Honorable Mention in the Enterprise-Documentary category for his 30-minute special “Hurricanes 101.” That show finished second in the category behind a special edition of WWAY NewsChannel 3 devoted to the USS Gravely Commissioning, which was produced and hosted by Kevin Wuzzardo.

WWAY also won Honorable Mention for BEST WEBSITE, making wwaytv3.com the No. 1 TV news site in Southeastern North Carolina.


  • Wade griffis says:

    You folks deserve all kind of awards. You stuck with the Soles story even when you were getting pressure. Journalism is supposed to be about truth.

    You folks come closer to truth than any other media outlet in this town. Do not give up. Keep on keeping on. Wade

  • Guest4321 says:

    WWAY’s recognition was for weather, sports, and having a good design on it’s web page. Nothing for it’s News journalism! Maybe WWAY would fair better against TMZ in the tabloid category.

  • Guest1234567 says:

    You guys do a great job. Love your crew: Cacky, Chris, Jerry and now George. Thank you all so much. Keep up the thorough News cast.


  • Guest1966 says:

    Yes, congratulations you finally deserve it! Especially Jerry Jackson for the “Hang in there” award!

  • Viewer says:

    I Love Jerry! I have been watching him for years. I love how sweet and how down to earth he seems to be. What a lucky wife he has to have such a catch! When the weather comes on my husband says baby your mans on TV and I know exactly who he’s talking about. We laugh about it and I just tell him he’s just jealous hahaha. Congrats from our family!!! Keep up the good work wway!

  • SurfCityTom says:

    and let’s hope Jerry’s dual awards will finally lay to rest all those thoughts about George replacing him. That will only happen if Management does something stupid.

  • Guest461 says:

    …there’s always a SOUR bunch to be found! I expected that one would rear it’s sour head about this positive article!

    Hey Lemmonhead4321! You’re evidently on here wasting YOUR time reading the tabloids, as you so endearingly refer to them. Don’t forget, your little fingers have choices when it comes to searcing for news websites. They just need to be connected to a brain first!

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