Four Wins And Six Commendations For 10 News First.
Adelaide’s 10 News First has emerged as the most decorated commercial newsroom at the prestigious South Australian Press Club awards.
Reporters Alan Murrell and Cam Inglis won Best TV News Report for their coverage of December’s devastating Cudlee Creek fires.
That same news event also earned Best TV Camerawork for Steve Williams and Ray Ward, and the entire 10 News First team was Highly Commended in the Extended Coverage category for the Catastrophic Conditions bulletin which aired on that day.
Chloe Bouras won Best Long Form Radio Report or Podcast for her extended exclusive interview with Premier Steven Marshall on how he has handled the COVID-19 crisis in South Australia.
Hannah Foord was also Highly Commended in this category for her podcast on the cold case murder of a notorious bikie boss. It is the first-time podcasts have been recognised at the awards.
In addition, Hannah scored highly in a range of other categories for a wide body of work, including a High Commendation in Best TV News Report for her work on the Kangaroo Island Bushfires and a Commendation for her reporting on the Ann Smith neglect case. Hannah was also commended among a very strong field in the Best Broadcaster category.
Finally, Chloe Bouras was named Young Journalist of the Year. The category recognises journalists with fewer than five years of experience.
Chloe won for her reporting as 10 News First Adelaide’s State Political Reporter and her body of work included some of her extensive coverage of the state’s COVID-19 response, which she spear-headed from day one.
Chloe’s status as an emerging force in political journalism has also been recognised within the 10 Network recently with her appointment to the Parliament House bureau in Canberra.
Network 10’s Director Of News Content, Ross Dagan, said: “In a monumental year, we are so proud of our Adelaide team. They always put local stories first in SA and this welcome recognition shows they are also first amongst their peers, who judge these awards. It’s a testament to their professionalism, hard work and dedication.”