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MPB News team wins big at the Associated Press Awards Ceremony
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MPB News Team

The MPB News team won six first-place awards and three second-place awards at the 2018 Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors’ Awards ceremony. Each award honors journalism excellence and innovation.

To read or listen to the news stories, tap on each link under each category.

First Place Winners:

  • Best Newscast

              7 a.m. Newscast

              MPB News Team


  • Short Feature Story

Reporter:  Desare Frazier

Story: Protesters Demand More Information about the Deaths of 16 Inmates

Judges’ comments:  A well-crafted story.


  • Long Feature Story

Reporter:  Desare Frazier

Story: Mississippi Man's Museum Becomes International Attraction

Judges’ comments:  What a sweet, well-told story.  Good use of sound and descriptive writing.


  • Documentary or Series of Stories

Reporter:  Desare Frazier

Story: Thousands of Grandparents Facing Challenges Raising Grandchildren

Judges’ comments:  A well-sourced examination with good use of voices.


  • News Anchor

Karen Brown

Judges’ comments:  Pleasant voice to listen to. Good radio presentation and use of sound not ordinarily heard anymore.


  • Achievement

Mississippi Edition- Karen Brown and Kendra Wright

Judges’ comments:  A well-produced and balanced regional mini-news magazine.


Second Place Winners:

  • Newscast

7 a.m. newscast

News Team


  • Documentary or Series of Stories

Reporter: Ashley Norwood

Story:  Why aren't as Many Black Students Choosing HBCUs?

Judges’ comments:  Interesting topic, well reported


  • Achievement-Mississippi

Southern Remedy TV

Story:  Hooked: Mississippi's Opioid Hangover

Judges’ comments:   Good use of people to help tell a story, with a nice mix of addicts from different backgrounds.