CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday evening, November 16, WWLP-22News was honored with six awards at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Sound Bites 2016 including the Merit Award for Station of the Year. The station received more honors than any other broadcast operation in the western part of the state.
WWLP-22News received a first place award in the Sports Feature category for the 22News I-Team report on “UMass Drug Testing.” Additionally, the station received merit awards for Station Promotional Announcement “22News Now More Than Ever,” Air Personality Jennifer Pagliei, Spot News Story “GySgt Sullivan Death,” and Feature Story “Snakes at the Quabbin.”
WWLP-22News President and General Manager Bill Pepin said, “These awards are judged by broadcasters from other states. It is a very high honor to know the station’s efforts are recognized by people in our business.”
WWLP-22News is an NBC affiliate providing local news, network, syndicated, and local programming to western Massachusetts. The station also provides superior digital breaking news and weather coverage through its website WWLP.com and on all mobile devices. WWLP 22.2 is the home of The CW Springfield. In addition to The CW network programming, 22News airs each evening at 10 p.m.