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April 28, 2003

Atlanta- The Associated Press Broadcaster's Association has honored WALB-TV, Albany, for news reporting in several categories.

At a banquet in Atlanta Saturday night, WALB's Dawn Hobby received the AP Best Specialized Reporting award for a special report on drivers who don't stop for stop signs or red lights.

Ben Roberts received the AP's Best Use of Sound award for a story on a day in the life of a little league baseball player.

Jim Wallace received honorable mention in Investigative Reporting for his story about a 911 dispatcher who delayed sending an ambulance to a deadly car crash, and Kathryn Simmons got honorable mention for her story on employers of National Guards Troops.

Robert Hydrick won Best Sportscast and WALB got honorable mention for Best Newscast.

WALB News Director Rick Williams was named AP board president for a second year.

Last month, The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Green Eyeshade Awards to WALB. Dawn Hobby won Best Investigative Reporting for her story on alcohol sales to underaged customers.

Ben Roberts won Best Non-Deadline Reporting for his story on Drowsy Drivers and Kathryn Simmons won Best Deadline Reporting for her coverage of Tropical Storm Hannah.

The winners were chosen from television entries from 11 Southeastern states.

posted at 5:05PM by dave.miller@walb.com