The judging in the 2017 Video Best of Photojournalism has been completed at Michigan State University and the finalists for Photographer of the Year and Stations of the Year have been announced.
Familiar names are on the lists. Rob Collett of KARE in Minneapolis, the current Photographer of the Year, is a finalist again this year. Jason Lamb of WTVF in Nashville likewise has a chance to repeat in the Photojournalism Award for Reporting.
The winners will be announced June 2 at the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Workshop Video Awards in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Andy Buck and Andrea Lyon were the judges for the editing division. Cyndy Green, Mike Harris and Eric Seals were judges for the photography division. Merry Murray was contest chair, Shawn Montano was video editing chair and Bob Gould was the competition host at Michigan State University.
The full list of winners from the photography and editing judging is here.
Rob Collett, KARE in Minneapolis (current POY)
Chris Hansen, KUSA in Denver
Anne Herbst, KUSA in Denver
Chad Nelson, KARE in Minneapolis
Kevin Sullivan, KARE in Minneapolis
Nelson Garcia, KUSA in Denver
Paul Gessler, WBFF in Baltimore
Boyd Huppert, KARE in Minneapolis
Jason Lamb, WTVF in Nashville (last year's winner)
Joe Little, KGTV in San Diego
Kevin Rader from WTHR in Indianapolis
Lindsey Seavert from KARE in Minneapolis
John Sharify from KING in Seattle
Steve Staeger from KUSA in Denver
Chris Vanderveen from KUSA in Denver
Greg T. Johnson from WFAA in Dallas
Chad Nelson from KARE in Minneapolis
Small market Station of the Year
News 12 CT in Norwalk, CT
KTUU in Anchorage, AK
KTVA in Anchorage, AK
Medium market Station of the Year
KCCI in Des Moines, IA
WHTM in Harrisburg, VA
WITI in Milwaukee, WI
WLOS in Asheville, NC
WTVR in Richmond, VA
Large market Station of the Year
KARE in Minneapolis, MN
WTVF in Nashville, TN
KING in Seattle, WA
KSL in Salt Lake City, UT
KUSA in Denver, CO
WBFF in Baltimore, MD
WFAA in Dallas, TX