Jun 29, 2018
NCAB Announces its 2018 Station Award Winners
Category: Station News
WITN-TV, Greenville, NC, received 2018 Outstanding Newscast Award for team coverage of the killing of a correctional officer by an inmate at Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, NC. Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan lost her life after being attacked by inmate Craig Clifford Wissink. Wissink attacked Callahan and assaulted her with a fire extinguisher as she responded to a trash can fire in his dormitory. Callahan joined the North Carolina Department of Public Safety in January 2012 and was promoted to sergeant in February 2016. She was 29 years old.
WITN-TV is an NBC affiliate and is part of Gray Digital Media. Melissa Cashwell, news director at WITN-TV, accepted the award.