Shortlist for the 2024 Commercial Radio News Awards revealed

The nominations for the 2024 Commercial Radio News Awards in association with IRN and Sky News have been announced.

Sky News Daily podcast presenter Niall Paterson revealed the shortlists for the 12 categories which recognise high quality journalism, presentation and production in commercial radio news.

The winners – including the recipient of the Gold Award – will be announced at Sky Cinema at Sky’s west London HQ on Wednesday 20th March 2024.

And the nominees are…

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Linnecar – Bauer Media Audio

Bronwen Weatherby – Global’s Newsroom Wales

Olivia Celina Davies – North West News Team, Bauer Media Audio

Guy Stewart – LBC News

Claire Boad – Hits Radio Network South Wales

BEST INTERVIEW

Football Untold – North West News Team, Bauer Media Audio

Lucy Letby Trial – Global’s Newsroom North West

Spiked – Bauer Media Audio

The Knock – Emma Kirwan, Global’s Newsroom East

Leave a Light On – Bauer Media Audio

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (NATIONAL)

Fraser Knight – LBC and LBC News

Claire Boad – Hits Radio Network South Wales

Charlotte Lynch – LBC and LBC News

Mick Coyle – Bauer Media Audio

Henry Riley – LBC and LBC News

REPORTER OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)

Adam Smith – Central and North West News Team, Bauer Media Audio

Alan Zycinski – Global’s Newsroom Scotland 

Micky Welch – Metro Radio, Bauer Media Audio

Chris Chambers – Global’s Newsroom North West

Karen Liu – North Yorkshire and North East News Team, Bauer Media Audio

BEST SPORTS COVERAGE

Guernsey Island Games Team – Island FM

Celebrating Manchester City’s Historic Treble – Hits Radio Manchester

Global’s North West Sports Coverage – Global’s Newsroom North West

Ange Out, Brendan In: Celtic’s Rollercoaster Summer – Clyde 1

Isle of Man TT: Need for Speed – Manx Radio

BEST NEWS STORY OR COVERAGE

Ukrainian Journalist Reads the News to Mark 1st Anniversary of Russian Invasion – North Yorkshire News Team, Bauer Media Audio

Scouts Sexual Abuse: A Long Road to Justice – Global’s Newsroom Wales

Assisted Dying: Progress or a Step Too Far? – Manx Radio 

The Murder of Brianna Ghey – Global’s Newsroom North West

Storm Babet – Northsound and Tay

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (NATIONAL)

Aileen O’Sullivan – Bauer Media Audio

John Stratford – LBC and LBC News

Becky Cahill – Bauer Media Audio

Steve Forbes – talkSPORT

Lottie Morley – Global’s Newsroom London

NEWSREADER OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)

George Painter – Global’s Newsroom West

Becky Lomas – Yorkshire News Team, Bauer Media Audio

Daniel Allon – Global’s Newsroom North East

Micky Welch – Metro Radio, Bauer Media Audio

Isaac Johnson – Global’s Newsroom Midlands

BEST NEWS SPECIAL OR CAMPAIGN

Light the Way – Clyde 1

The Real Cost of Living – Heather Cartwright, Global’s Newsroom West

Sealing the Deal: The 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement – Downtown Radio and Cool FM News Team

Hidden in Plain Sight – Global’s Newsroom North West

Face the Family – North West News Team, Bauer Media Audio

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations under 1.5 million TSA)

Lincolnshire News Team – Bauer Media Audio

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North Yorkshire News Team – Bauer Media Audio

Forth 1 – Bauer Media Audio

South Yorkshire News Team – Bauer Media Audio

NEWS TEAM OF THE YEAR (hubs or stations over 1.5 million TSA)

Global’s Newsroom North West

West Yorkshire News Team – Bauer Media Audio

Global’s Newsroom in the South

North East News Hub – Bauer Media Audio

Global’s Newsroom Wales

STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – supported by the BJTC

Martha Tipper – City, University of London

Joe Maloney – Nottingham Trent University

Pola Wo – London South Bank University

Louise Graham – University of East Anglia

Vanessa Igoe – City, University of London

 

IRN Editor and Chair of Judges, Dave Terris said:  “This has been another seriously impressive year for commercial radio journalism. The quality and range of news and sports coverage is further evidence of an industry committed to producing a trusted and valued service for the millions who tune in every week.

“I would like to thank the judges for their time and expertise and congratulate everyone who has been nominated for an Award.”

 

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