Sinclair Broadcast Group wins six National Headliner Awards

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) is pleased to announce that its television stations have received a total of six National Headliner Awards, including top honors in the Public Service and Health/Science categories. The National Headliner Awards, one of the oldest and largest journalism competitions, recognizes the best journalistic merit in the United States.

Here are the awards won by Sinclair Broadcast Group:

Spotlight on America, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s award-winning national investigative team received three awards. Launched in 2018, Spotlight on America produces original investigative and corporate reporting and specials that air on 90 ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyTV stations nationwide, including The National Desk , Sinclair’s national news program.

This is the third consecutive year that Spotlight on America has received the National Headliner Awards for its health and science reporting. Awards won in 2022 include:

Health/Science Reports (Broadcast TV Networks, Cable Networks and Syndicators)

“Are you dense?” Joce Sterman, Alex Brauer, Andrea Nejman and Max McClellan Spotlight on America

“Spotlight on America” was honored with a first place in the Health/Science Reports category for their series on dense breast tissue and cancer risks. The judges cited the “careful reporting” and called it “an important story that could save lives.”

“Chamber of HOPE” Duane Pohlman, Eric Frisbee and Max McClellan WKRC/Spotlight on America

“Spotlight on America” ​​(WKRC) also took third place in the same category for their detailed report examining a possible breakthrough treatment for traumatic brain injury using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Business/Consumer Reports (Broadcast TV Networks, Cable Networks and Syndicators)

“Shock To the System” Joce Sterman, Alex Brauer, Andrea Nejman and Max McClellan Spotlight on America

“Spotlight on America” ​​earned third place in the Business/Consumer Reports category for their series focusing on potential fatal gaps in electric vehicle fire training.

Public Service (Broadcasting or Cable TV Stations)

“Failure Factory” Carolyn Peirce, Chris Papst, Jed Gamber, Dwayne Myers and Ray Rogowski

Baltimore Project
WBFF/Fox 45 News Special Investigative Reporting Unit, received first place in the National Headliner Award in the public service category for “Failure Factory,” a series about the Baltimore public school system. “Failure Factory” exposed phantom students and an alarming number of students with failing GPAs progressing through the course levels. Comments from the judges said the series “unveiled a veritable treasure trove of documents, statistics and report findings that show that the fault does not lie solely at the local level. Interviews with former students, government officials and concerned parents cover the full range of impacts and ongoing efforts to change the broken system.

Since its inception in 2017, Project Baltimore’s investigative work has been recognized with multiple accolades, including four National Headliner Awards, the SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, a National Press Photographers Association First Place, and three prestigious IRE Awards. Additionally, Project Baltimore has won 21 Regional Emmy Awards, four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and six Associated Press Awards.

Environmental reports (Broadcasting or Cable TV Stations)

“Fallout” Duane Pohlman, Eric Frisbee and Tim Geraghty

in Cincinnati received third place honors in the Environmental reports category for “Fallout”, the station further investigation of the link between radioactive contamination and cancer.

Characteristic, sport or human interest (Broadcasting or Cable TV Stations)

“In the Name of a Soldier” Jeff Abell and Ben Otte WBFF-TV

WBFF in Baltimore received third place honors in the Feature human interest category for station room on the healing power of service dogs.

Commenting on the awards, Scott Livingston, Senior Vice President of News, said, “We are honored that the hard work of our reporters has been recognized with multiple National Headliner Awards. It’s further affirmation that we’re creating distinctive, high-quality content for news consumers and reinforces our commitment to meaningful, impactful storytelling with a local focus.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of sports and local news. The Company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets, owns several national networks, including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has television stations affiliated with all major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is distributed through multiple platforms, including live multi-channel video program distributors and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of information about the Company, which can be accessed at

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