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WUSF News reporters won honors in six categories of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters contest.

Steve Newborn / WUSF Public Media

WUSF News and its Health News Florida project have been recognized with 12 awards by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters organization, and three more from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) that recognizes outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.

Earl Lennard Named USF 'Distinguished Alumni'

Oct 9, 2014

Many people know Earl Lennard as Hillsborough County's Supervisor of Elections, a job he retired from in 2012.

But before that, he spent more than four decades with Hillsborough County Public Schools as a teacher, and eventually as superintendent. Lennard is being presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of South Florida's College of Education on Friday.   

WUSF Public Broadcasting took home seven awards at the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards banquet Saturday night in Orlando. WUSF took home two first place awards, and five second place awards.

This is a reflection of the great work our staff has done during the past year. At WUSF, we strive to bring you balanced, informative reports every day. Please click on the links below to get a sample of some of these works. Congratulations to our reporters!

-Steve Newborn, Interim News Director.

FIRST PLACE: Sports Feature

In support of the SPJ core mission encouraging diversity, WUSF is entering the work of Reporter and Producer Dalia Colon who has been with the station for more than four years.

She's an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists Tampa Bay Chapter, is fluent in Spanish and actively recruits student journalists of color to intern in our WUSF news room.

We are submitting five examples of Ms. Colon's radio work for the Sunshine SPJ Florida Diversity Award: