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New York Press Club Hands Out Annual Awards; The Associated Press Takes Top Honors

The Associated Press was the big winner today of the 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. The AP walked away with six awards including top prize, the Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award for the series, “NYPD Spies on NYC.”

Finalists for the Gold Keyboard were Ian Urbina at The New York Times and Daniel Golden and Oliver Staley at Bloomberg News.

NY1 won the coveted Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York trophy for One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011.

Finalist for the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter was WCBS 880 reporter/anchor Alex Silverman.

The winner for Best Headline and Front Page in the magazine category went to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, while Newsday took home for newspaper.

For Best Business Reporting, Bloomberg TV with anchors Carole Massar, Matt Miller, and Carole Zimmer was victorious. Bloomberg also won in the magazine division.

Best Business Reporting among newspapers goes to The Wall Street Journal.

In the Consumer Reporting category, chalk another for the mayor’s media empire, as Bloomberg News wins in the NewsWire division.

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WPIX Hires Reporter Narmeen Choudhury; Kirstin Cole Gets Full Time


If you see an unfamiliar face (or name) gracing the screen on the WPIX/Channel 11, that would be Narmeen Choudhury. The Queens-born Choudhury joins WPIX as a general assignment reporter.

Choudhury’s (left) Channel 11 arrival follows a four-year run at Tribune’s WTIC in Hartford, where she was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While in Hartford, her stock rose covering such stories as the chimpanzee attack in Stamford and the workplace shooting at Hartford Distributors.

Earlier in her career, Choudhury worked in Syracuse. Her first TV job was at YNN in Albany where she worked on the assignment desk before being promoted to producer.

A product of Duchess County, Choudhury earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Boston University.

WPIX also has promoted veteran reporter Kirstin Cole to full-time. She joined the WPIX staff in April as a per diem reporter. Cole spent nine years on air at WCBS/Channel 2, including two anchor stints.

This is a homecoming for Cole, who was a morning news reporter at WPIX in 2000 and 2001.

Former WCBS-TV Reporter Kirstin Cole Back on Air at WPIX

For close to ten years, Kirstin Cole was a top-notch reporter at WCBS/Channel 2. She left the station in September 2010 as the station’s consumer reporter. But in recent weeks she began filing reports for WPIX/Channel 11. It is a homecoming of sorts for Cole, as she was a reporter at Channel 11 from 2000 to 2001.

Cole, who joined WCBS in 2001, had two weekend anchoring stints. She was the weekend evening anchor from 2001 to 2003. From 2006 to April 2007, Cole teamed with Cindy Hsu for weekend morning newscasts.

A WPIX spokeswoman tells FishbowlNY that Cole works “occasionally” for them as a “per diem” reporter.

It was just last weekend that WPIX added veteran meteorologist John Marshall for some fill-in work on the evening newscasts. He had a brief tenure at Channel 2 after more than a dozen years on WNBC.