WBKO News had a strong showing at the 2017 Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Award Program. WBKO News was recognized in 13 categories.
Best Feature Reporting: Jake Boswell and Austin Albany, WBKO-TV, "Surviving a Shooting"
Best Sports Feature: Sean Baute, WBKO-TV, "Kicking Queen"
Best News Special or Documentary: Lyndsey Gough, Austin Albany and Jon Doss, WBKO-TV, "Remembering Morgan Violi"
Best Public Affairs: Jacqueline Nie and Austin Albany, WBKO-TV, "Special Report: Women's Running Safety"
Best Digital Coverage: Chad Bishop, WBKO-TV
Best Daytime Newscast: Berry Stockton and Laura Rogers, WBKO-TV, "AM Kentucky Live - Midday Live, WBKO."
Best Evening Newscast: WBKO-TV, "WBKO at 6:00"
Best TV Producer: Ana Medina, WBKO-TV
Best Sportscaster: Dominique Yates, WBKO-TV
Best TV Reporter: Jake Boswell, WBKO-TV
Best TV News Anchor: Gene Birk, WBKO-TV
Best TV News Anchor: Laura Rogers, WBKO-TV
Best Overall Excellence: WBKO-TV
The honors include three First Place Awards for:
- Best TV News Anchor: Gene Birk
- Best Digital Coverage: Chad Bishop
- Best TV Producer: Ana Medina