MavRadio and KVNO-FM recently returned from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association (MBJA) conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MavRadio and KVNO-FM didn’t come home empty-handed. They won eight awards.
The MBJA awards includes submissions from six states: Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. KVNO student reporter Brandon McDermott won six of the awards, two student awards and four professional awards! McDermott has accumulated 20 awards for reporting at KVNO since arriving in June 2011.
2017 MBJA Awards:
Brandon McDermott - First Place Broadcast Writing | Study Says it’s Okay to Let Babies Cry it Out
Brandon McDermott - Award of Merit – Sport Reporting | Jeanne Scarpello Steps Down from UNO Softball
Brandon McDermott - Award of Merit – Soft Feature | Changing Parenting Styles a cause for Concern
Brandon McDermott - Award of Merit – Best Series | Reinvesting in North Omaha
Brandon McDermott - First Place – Student Sports reporting | Marlin Briscoe Feature
Brandon McDermott - First Place – Student Hard Feature | Chuck Hagel Feature
Claire Sapone - First Place – Student Investigative story | EPA/Water quality
Julia Puder - Award of Merit – Student Soft feature | Earth Day Around the World