Listed below are the 2016 winners for the Charles E. Green Awards for Excellence in Journalism, as awarded annually by the Headliners Foundation, in association with the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME) and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB). Select the category you wish to inspect and you will access that winner’s entry materials, along with comment from the category judge(s) and the judge’s bio.  Winners of previous contests can be accessed in the “Recent Contests” area to the right on this screen.

Contest Winners

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB)

Best Television Reporter

Tara Mergener

KWTX-TV 


BEST TELEVISION INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

“Border Splurge: Texas’ Billion-Dollar Drug War”

KXAN-TV, AUSTIN 


BEST SPOT NEWS BY A TELEVISION STATION

KWTX-TV NEWS 10

KWTX-TV NEWS 10 


BEST SPOT NEWS BY A RADIO STATION

WBAP 820 AM

WBAP 820 AM 


BEST RADIO REPORTER

Matt Thomas

1080 KRLD AM 


Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME)

Star Investigative Report of the Year

“Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Kids Out of Special Education”

Brian Rosenthal, Susan Carroll Hem, St. John Barned-Smith
Houston Chronicle 


Star Photojournalist of the Year

Smiley Pool

Smiley Pool
The Dallas Morning News 


STAR OPINION WRITER OF THE YEAR

Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker
Vernon Daily Record 


STAR REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Jeremy Schwartz

Jeremy Schwartz
Austin American-Statesman 


STAR BREAKING NEWS REPORT OF THE YEAR

“Death of a Jurist”

Staff Writers
San Antonio Express-News 



Overall Excellence Across the Associated Press Organizations

JOINT COMPETITION: TAPB AND TAPME BEST ONLINE PACKAGE

“Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Kids Out of Special Education”

Rachael Gleason, Jordan Rubio, Brian Rosenthal and Marie De Jesús, photographer
Houston Chronicle 





 

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