Best Feature, TV: Andy Masich, Paul Ruggieri and David Solomon of WQED-TV (13) for “Stone Soldiers.” (Ruggieri was also honored with a separate Quill for “best videography.”)

Best Radio Feature Documentary: Ann Murray of “The Allegheny Front” on WYEP-FM (91.3) for “Green Golf Courses.”

Public Affairs/Documentary, TV: Michael Bartley, Nathalie Berry, Bob Lubomski and Paul Ruggieri of WQED for “Celebrating Rodef Shalom.”

Sports Reporting, Radio: Eric Hagman of KQV (1410) for reporting on the Steelers’ 75th anniversary.

Sports Reporting, TV: Alby Oxenreiter, Scott Dobson and Ward Hobbs of WPXI-TV (11) for “Flying With Rooney.”

Sports Videography: Michael Challik of KDKA-TV for “Steeler Monday.”

Commentary/Editorial, Radio: Robert W. Dickey, KQV.

Commentary/Editorial, Television: Rick Henry, WTAE-TV.

Enterprise/Investigative News, Radio: Reid Frazier, “The Allegheny Front,” WYEP-FM, for “Coal Country Ponders a Landfill.”

Enterprise/Investigative News, Television: Jim Parsons, Kendall Cross and Michael Lazorko of WTAE-TV for “Dangerous Drinking Water.”

Spot News, Radio: Kevin Gavin of WDUQ for “Transit Cuts.”

Spot News, Videography: Chris Kunicki of KDKA-TV for “Boy Trapped.”

Spot News, Television: Staff, WPXI-TV, for “Aliquippa Floods.”

Continuing Coverage, Radio: Jennifer Szweda Jordan of “The Allegheny Front,” WYEP, for “Earth’s Bounty: Continuing Series on Food and the Environment.”

Continuing Coverage, Television: Jim Parsons, Kendall Cross and Michael Lazorko of WTAE-TV for “State Agency Secrets.”

In addition, former TV and radio newscaster received a Golden Quill for magazine sportswriting for his feature, “For the Birds” in Pittsburgh Quarterly.


Print and broadcast journalists were honored last week by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania with the 2008 Golden Quill Awards.

Ed King Memorial Awards for excellence were presented to Jim Parsons, Kendall Cross and Michael Lazorko of WTAE-TV (4) for their reporting on the series “State Agency Secrets,” and to Kevin Gavin of WDUQ-FM (90.5) for his reporting on transit cuts at Port Authority of Allegheny County.

The Press Club also honored Aviva Radbord, weekend assignment editor and public affairs producer at KDKA-TV (2), with the President’s Award for “contributions to the field of journalism.”

The ceremony, held May 12 at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers, was sponsored by Burson-Marsteller, Columbia Gas, Dominion, PR Newswire, ReedSmith, Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Potter, Trib Total Media and the University of Pittsburgh.

A complete list of all awardees can be found online. Broadcast winners are listed after the jump.