INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - ABC21 is a 2020 winner in the category of "Best Newscast" in an annual competition sponsored by Indiana Pro SPJ - the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The award was given for an entry featuring the station's coverage of a massive public education rally in Indianapolis.
The newscast was produced by Paula Hinton, anchored by Brien McElhatten and Kaitlyn Kendall and directed by Joseph Noel.
Two "Best in Indiana" first place awards were given in the newscast category, with WTTV in Indianapolis also receiving the honor.
An entry by ABC21 Sports Director Zach Groth and producer Daniel Beals took first place in the category of Sports Reporting, and Beals was a second-place recipient for Features News Videography.