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WIN Network Tasmania honoured at the Tasmania Media Awards

WIN Network Tasmania has won key accolades at the Tasmania Media Awards.

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WIN Network recognised at Tasmanian Media Awards

Newsgatherers for the WIN Network Tasmania have taken home key accolades from the state’s primary media awards ceremony.

Among the honours at the Tasmanian Media Awards 2017, the Network’s Brent Costelloe took out Best Sports Coverage for the fourth consecutive year while Matt Growcott took home his first win for Best News Image for his shots of the Moonah Siege.

WIN Television also secured a finalist, with Ben Hansen recognised for Best News Story.

WIN Hobart Station Manager Tony Fox said the result was an outstanding achievement with entrants being judged equally across all media platforms of broadcast, print, radio and digital.
“It is a testament to the commitment of Tasmania’s WIN News team, the focus on their craft and specifically the commitment to excellence from Brent Costelloe and Matthew Growcott for their awards and to Ben Hansen as a finalist in his category,” he said.

“For Brent to win the Best Sports Reporting Award for the fourth time in a row is an outstanding achievement in its own right; I am proud to have him on the team.”

WIN Network News Director Stella Lauri said, “It’s a wonderful achievement and testament to the dedication of our reporters and camera operators. It takes a team to produce quality news bulletins each night – these awards are deserved recognition for the entire newsroom.”

Brent Costelloe received accolades for his body of work throughout the year which included former AFL Tasmania CEO Scott Wade’s sacking, a story he broke. The judges praised how he utilised his industry connections and intimate knowledge of Tasmanian football to “dispassionately dissect Wade’s polarising time in charge.”

Matt Growcott won his award for his shots of the Moonah Siege on the night of November 27 last year.

“Matt Growcott’s victorious Moonah siege piece showed patience and skill … and had all the winning news elements … the unfolding scene, the shots fired, the standoff and the eventual arrest of the perpetrator. A riveting news segment,” the judges said.

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