Honoring the excellence in local news coverage, specifically Long Island reporting, the Folio Awards were presented Friday by the Fair Media Council. Veteran WCBS/Channel 2 Long Island correspondent Jennifer McLogan won five Folios.
The event at the lavish Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, started after the National Anthem was sung by Merrick native Robbie Rosen, a semifinalist in this year’s American Idol.
But if you expected to see any awkwardness–forget it. Actually, they had terrific chemistry. Watkins bounced off Applegate as though they’ve worked together for years. While it’s unlikely that he was auditioning for a 10 p.m. co-anchor slot, Watkins was downright funny. Regardless, it was a breath of fresh air coming on the heels of such a serious news week.
Other Folio winners include:
- Investigative Journalism in Regularly Scheduled Newscast—WABC-TV’s Sarah Wallace (The New War on Heroin)
- Best Feature Story Long Form–Heroin Hits Long Island: A MetroFocus Special, WNET
- Best Enterprise Reporting–WNBC’s Andrew Siff (Good Will Garbage)
- Economic, Business, or Consumer Issues–WPIX’s Rob Hoell (Broken Meters)
- Continuing News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Radio Newscast–WCBS-AM reporters Sophia Hall and Mike Xirinachs (Spring Floods on Long Island)
- Wendy Williams Finds Time for 2014 Romance Novel
- In Astoria, Steinway Pianos Are Still Built to Last
- James Lipton Puts a Bow on Boxing Day
- Seth Meyers Hopes to Welcome Hillary Clinton as His First Show, Second Guest