HERSHEY – WJAC-TV was honored by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters at the association’s annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting Luncheon on May 7 in Hershey.
The station received an award for Outstanding Television Feature Story/Report/Series.
The award honored WJAC reporter Dillon Richards’ report, “Dragging Them Down,” which aired in November.
The story exposed the burden – both emotional and financial – that administering Narcan to overdose patients is causing for local emergency medical workers.
The award was the sixth WJAC-TV received in 2018. In April, the Pennsylvania Associated Press had presented WJAC with awards for Best Spot News, for coverage of the train derailment in Hyndman; Best Continuing Coverage, for reporting on a landfill collapse in Elk County; Best Investigation, for a story questioning spending of drug forfeiture funds by the Cambria County District Attorney’s office; and Best Sports Coverage, for the 6 Sports High School Football preseason special.
The station also won a second-place award for Best Documentary for a special remembering the 1977 Johnstown Flood.