Heights resident Matthew Brawley, Houston Public Media TV 8 senior production supervisor, was named TV Photojournalist of the Year at the 2017 Lone Star Awards banquet held last weekend. Brawley also won third place in two categories: TV Feature Photography for “Everyday Strangers” and TV Editing for “Body Art: The Moving Canvas.
Heights resident Joe Brueggeman, videography and editing supervisor, took home second place in the TV Photojournalist of the Year category.
Heights resident Dave Fehling, director of News and Public Affairs, won third place in the Radio and Hard News feature category for his story, “Texas Has Thousands of Bad Dams, Two in Houston Deemed ‘Extremely High Risk’.” Overall, Houston Public Media won a total of 11 awards at the ceremony including:
Laura Isensee, education reporter won second place in the Radio Journalist of the Year category. Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media News 88.7 politics and government reporter.,won first place in the Politics/Government category for his story “Will 2016 Be the Year Latinos Vote in Strength?” and second place for his radio series, “Hate Crimes in Houston go Underreported, Rarely Prosecuted.” Fujio Watanabe, manager of media production won third place, TV Photojournalist of the Year.
Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.