WAVY Named NPPA’s ‘Station of the Year’ Five Years Running


By Kevin Eck Comment

For the fifth year in a row, WAVY in Hampton Roads, VA, has been named the “Medium Market Station of the Year” by the National Press Photographers Association.

WAVY chief photographer and news operations manager Jeff Myers told News Photographer, “It boils down to we try to do the fundamentals and we do them well all the time.”

Myers told TVNewsCheck the NBC affiliate’s photographers study their work to get better, similar to how athletes watch game film.

He attributes the consistent award-winning photography to a team concept between reporters and photographers.

“We try to tell the best story, with good writing, shooting and editing. Good opening and close, with great, clean, natural sound. We strive to be consistently good in everything we do.”