Fox 9 On Your Side wins Idaho Press Club’s top award

Fox 9 On Your Side wins Idaho Press Club’s top award

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED May 5, 2014

Fox 9 On Your Side was honored with the prestigious First Place for General Newscast Excellence Award at the Best of 2013 Idaho Press Club Awards banquet in Boise Saturday night.

"It takes a team to get the job done, and we clearly have the best team in the market, the best team I've ever worked with, in fact," said Today’s Channel 6/Fox 9 News Director Grendel Levy.

Both Today’s Channel 6 and Fox 9 On Your Side won a number of awards for news, investigative reporting, featuring reporting and overall news program excellence.

The Idaho Press Club Awards honors excellence in reporting for all television, radio, print, and on-line media outlets throughout Idaho.

"On Your Side's mission is to tell the stories that matter to our viewers -- and we are doing a great job of focusing on what they want and finding solutions for their problems. The viewers are the most important part of what we do,” Levy added.

Today’s Channel 6 and Fox 9 On Your Side took home honors in the following categories:

GENERAL NEWS EXCELLENCE
First Place
Fox 9 On Your Side

BEST MORNING NEWS PROGRAM
Second Place
“Good Morning, Idaho!”

BEST EVENING NEWS PROGRAM
Second Place
Fox 9 On Your Side

BEST WEATHERCAST
Second Place
Scott Dorval

BEST GENERAL NEWS REPORTING
Second Place
Michelle Edmonds for "Art by Idaho"

BEST EDUCATION REPORTING
Second Place
Michelle Edmonds for “Suing the System”

BEST SERIOUS FEATURE REPORT
First Place
Michelle Edmonds for "Mine Field”
Second Place
Michelle Edmonds for “Sign of the Times”
Honorable Mention
Don Nelson for “Finding Malone”

BEST LIGHT FEATURE REPORT
Second Place
Michael Sharp for “Arachnophobia”

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Second Place
Jake Melder

 

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