6 News WOWT wins ‘Best Newscast,’ ‘Best Weathercast’
Nebraska Broadcasters Association honors station with four gold awards at Wednesday night banquet
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - 6 News WOWT took home four gold awards — including the coveted Pinnacle Award for “Best Newscast” — from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association on Wednesday.
Chief Meteorologist Emily Roehler with the 6 First Alert Weather team also won a gold Pinnacle Award for “Best Weathercast.” Entries for both the newscast and weather forecast were required to be submitted from Feb. 22 broadcasts.
Additionally, reporter Marlo Lundak won a gold award for “Best Continuing Coverage” for her reports on a local family’s efforts to help students from Afghanistan escape to Omaha.
Reporter John Chapman won for his reports on veterans, taking home the gold award for Service to Business, Industry, Government or Education.
WOWT was also awarded a silver award for “Best Spot Weather” for coverage of the hurricane-like winds that hit the Omaha-metro area in December; as well as a bronze award for our Stuff the Bus donation drives.
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