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WCPO wins three top awards in Ohio Associated Press competition

Posted at 8:51 PM, Mar 24, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – WCPO was honored to win three top awards in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition Saturday.

Reporter Paola Suro was named Ohio APME’s Broadcast Rising Star. That award recognizes journalists with five years or less in journalism. Suro brought her parents to the awards ceremony.

SEE some of Paola's favorite stories from 2017 below.

Producer Jeff Ackermann and Assistant News Director Sarah Zak won for Best Documentary,  “Fiona: The Story So Far,” a one-hour special about the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous hippo.

WATCH "Fiona: The Story So Far." won for Best Digital Presence. 

WCPO competed in the Television I category, which included stations licensed in Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland.

Twenty broadcasters entered the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as features, documentaries and photography from 2017.

Some of Paola's favorite stories:

Meals on Wheels injects warmth and caring into isolated, vulnerable lives

Local girl sings at American Idol auditions in Louisville

Cincinnati Public Schools partner with doctors to help asthmatic students

Food pantries are helping hungry in NKY

Beverly Hills Supper Club fire survivor: 'It was like a warzone'