Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 20, 2013

AP awarded a first place honor to WOSU's Steve Brown for his story about Frances Carr, who stepped down after 29 years as director of a soup kitchen and food pantry run by Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. Photo: WOSU

AP awarded a first place honor to WOSU’s Steve Brown for his story about Frances Carr, who stepped down after 29 years as director of a soup kitchen and food pantry run by Holy Family Catholic Church in Franklinton. Photo: WOSU

89.7 NPR News swept just about every reporting category and was named the Outstanding Radio News Operation by the Ohio Associated Press over the weekend. First Place Awards included:

Extraordinary Coverage of a Scheduled Event — All Sides with Ann Fisher – The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision

Breaking News Coverage — Tom Borgerding and Steve Brown – Columbus Train Derailment

Feature Reporting — Steve Brown – Frances Carr – Angel for the Homeless

Enterprise Reporting — Debbie Holmes- Ohio’s Migrant Worker Shortage

Investigative Reporting — Mandie Trimble – Seedy Motels

Congratulations to News Director Mike Thompson and his news team for always going beyond the expected and focusing on important stories in central Ohio. We are very proud!