NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - Winners of the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors contest were announced Saturday at the World War II Museum.
Dozens of AP-member newspapers and TV and radio broadcasters in both states submitted more than 1,400 entries in the contest that honors the best in journalism in 2017. The AP is a not-for-profit news cooperative with 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcasters in the United States.
A list of winners can be found at: http://discover.ap.org/contests/louisiana-mississippi.
Greg Meriwether was selected as the news anchor of the year and Kiran Chawla was selected as newsperson of the year.
WAFB also brought home awards in best long-light feature, as well as best daytime newscast.