Chad Nelson of KARE 11 in Minneapolis has won two top honors in the 2017 NPPA Video Best of Photojournalism awards by being named both the Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year in a ceremony at the Rocky Mountain Workshops in Salt Lake City, on June 2.
Nelson’s unprecedented sweep of both titles included winning single entries in the 2017 Video Best of Photojournalism with feature stories in both news and sports and editing awards for effects. He joined KARE in 2014.
In the same competition, Chris Vanderveen of KUSA in Denver was awarded the NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting, a title he also won in 2012. His home station KUSA was named large market Station of the Year for the 13th time, with their first win starting in 1977.
The runner-up for large market Station of the Year is KARE which in addition to Nelson, also employs Kevin Sullivan, the runner-up for this year’s Photographer of the Year. John Sharify of KING in Seattle is the runner-up for Reporting. Sharify was the 2015 winner in Reporting and this is his second runner-up award in that category. Greg T. Johnson from WFAA in Dallas is the runner up for Editor of the Year.
The medium market Station of the Year for the second year in a row is WITI in Milwaukee and the runner up is WTVR in Richmond, Virginia. News 12 Connecticut in Norwalk, Connecticut is the small market Station of the Year for the third year in a row.
There was no runner-up in the small market Station of the Year category.
It was also announced the 2018 NPPA Video Awards will be held at the Ignite Your Passion: Visual StorytellingWorkshop which is returning from a hiatus. The workshop will be held June 8-9, 2018 at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. Follow @IYPWorkshop on Twitter for updates.