WCJB TV20 wins big at the 2018 AP awards

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WCJB) — TV20 has covered a lot of great local content in the past year, and now the stories we've brought to you from around the community are being recognized.

The 2018 AP awards ceremony took place Saturday night. The event honors and recognizes local news coverage and the people who make it possible.

Several of TV20's reporters and photographers were nominated this year.

In the Feature | Light News Category, Alexis Cruz's A Meeting Thirty Years in the Making took second place and in the Feature | Cultural / Historical category and Digital Executive Producer Patricia Matamoros took second place for Gainesville Students Fight Political Unrest in Nicaragua.

In the Breaking Sports News category, Sports Director Kevin Wells and assignment editor/photojournalist Lewis Tingler took second place for Alyssa Baumann: Surviving Larry Nassar and in the Weather Reporting category, David Jones took first place for his Groundwater Flooding in Dixie County. Lewis Tingler also took first place in the Photojournalist category.

TV20 Meteorologist Alex Calamia took home second place in the Series / Franchise Reporting category for 'What's Growing On' People Interacting with Plants and Animals

Congratulations to all of our winners!