IBA Honors WSIL for Best Newscast


By WSIL Staff

WSIL-TV – For the fourth straight year, WSIL-TV captured the most television awards (for markets outside of Chicago) at the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards ceremony.  WSIL won five awards competing with all television stations that serve Illinois viewers outside of the Chicago market.

This year, WSIL-TV took top honors for Best Newscast, Best Website, Best Photojournalist, Best Commercial and Best Use of Graphic Design.  It’s the fourth straight year that WSIL News 3 has won an award for Best Newscast.  News 3 captured three straight Best Newscast awards from Illinois Associated Press prior to this year’s Silver Dome award.

This is the third straight year that wsiltv.com has won the Silver Dome for Best Website.  It’s also the third straight year that the WSIL Production Department has won an award for Best Commercial and/or Best Graphic Design.

Over the past five years, 15 stations have won at least one Silver Dome award.  WSIL leads the way with the most awards over that time with 28. WCIA in Champaign ranks second on the list with 18 awards.

The 2014 IBA Silver Dome Awards were announced June 18 at a ceremony in Champaign.  Besides its five wins, WSIL-TV finished in the top-3 in four other categories.

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