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WBEZ named Outstanding News Operation by the AP

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The Associated Press has spoken: WBEZ is king. WBEZ was named Outstanding News Operation in the Chicago-St. Louis Radio Division by the AP.‚ WBBM 780 took home second prize. Other awards won by WBEZ : Best Newswriter - Ashley Gross 2nd - Robert Wildeboer Best Reporter - 2nd - Robert Wildeboer (1st place to BBM’s Bob Roberts). Best Investigative Series - “Moldy Metropolis: Homeowners Struggle with Leaky Concrete” - Ashley Gross, Cate Cahan Best Series/Documentary - “Where They Are, Why They’re Gone: Three 9th Grade Dropouts” - Linda Lutton, Sally Eisele 2nd - “Facing the Mortgage Crisis” - Ashley Gross, Adriene Hill, Cate Cahan Best Hard News Feature - “Are Aldermen Taking It Easy on Carothers?"‚ - Sam Hudzik, Cate Cahan 2nd - “Money Collected by Cook County for Kids Not Going to Kids” - Robert Wildeboer, Cate Cahan Best Use of Sound - “The NIU Community Reflects on 2008 Shooting” - Carrie Shepherd, Aurora Aguilar So yeah, we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.

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