WTVR CBS 6 honored as Station of the Year by National Press Photographers Association

SAN DIEGO — The photojournalists at WTVR CBS 6, the South’s First Television Station in Richmond, Virginia, were honored as the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) Medium Market Station of the Year during the group’s awards ceremony in San Diego Saturday.

That NPPA advocates for the “advancement of visual journalism” and the role it plays in the news media as a “vital public service.”

“Extremely proud of our team,” anchor/reporter Greg McQuade wrote.

“Y’all are truly the best. What an honor and a privilege to work with you!” reporter Melissa Hipolit added.

WTVR CBS 6 Photojournalists 

  • Jon Burkett (Multimedia Journalist)
  • Wayne Covil (Multimedia Journalist)
  • Senon Davis
  • Eli Gardiner
  • Jason Hicks
  • Chris Jenkins
  • Chris Munnings
  • Dwight Nixon
  • Chris Norton
  • Cole Pearson
  • John Perry
  • Ian Ramprashad
  • Brad Wilson

The WTVR CBS 6 photojournalists, led by Chief Photographer Brad Wilson, have been nominated for the award for five consecutive years and also earned the top award in 2015.

WTVR CBS 6 remains Virginia’s most honored TV station.

The station won eight regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced in April.

In addition, WTVR CBS 6 has received 44 Emmy nominations, 16 Promax marketing award nominations and 8 Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) nominations.

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