WHRO Public Media has been honored to win several awards recently. From our journalistic news series to a children's music video, we are excited to celebrate these accomplishments. 

“WHRO Public Media is committed to delivering outstanding content that enriches and educates our community. We are honored by the these awards and nominations,” stated Bert Schmidt, president and CEO of WHRO.

Below is a list of our 2020 Awards.

Addy Awards

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Best in Show Gold for Greenbeats “Good Bugs” Music Video category
Silver: City Voices 9B Card/Invitation/Announcement
Silver: WHRO “We’ll Keep You Going” campaign of TV Spots

“Good Bugs” Music Video Category. 2020 District ADDY® winner in the American Advertising Awards for AAF District 3 which includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.


Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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Best News Series category for Seclusion & Restraint: Behind The Numbers
WHRO Public Media and VPM News
Reporting: Gina Gambony and Megan Paul
Editing: Catherine Komp, Rebecca Feldhaus Adams, Craig Carper, Sarah McCloskey


Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters

First place in Best Light Feature - WHRV, Gina Gambony, Hear her story.


National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Awards

Celebrating Teaching & Learning Category: Young Storytellers and “My Plan to Save the Planet” aka “Be Like the Robots".

"Be Like the Robots" also won the Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Film Fest for 2020.


Regional Capitol EMMYS

WHRO has been nominated for 8 regional Emmy’s.

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment
Curate 757: Titus Kaphar

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment
Curate 757 - Gary Wong

Arts/Entertainment - Program Feature/Segment
Curate 757 - Chuck Dickerson 

Documentary - Cultural Topic 
City Voices: Homelessness to Hopefulness

Historical/Cultural - Program/Special 
The Historic Attucks Theater: Apollo of the South 

Arts/Entertainment – Program/Special
Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants

Community/Public Service category
American Graduate III

Community/Public Service category
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