WCAX-TV,WCAX-TV has won three journalism awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. The awards were announced last week in Boston at an event hosted by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).Journalists from all New England markets, including Boston, Hartford, and Providence, competed for recognition. WCAX received a first place award for ‘Mission Afghanistan’ with Darren Perron and Lance Mackenzie, an award for continuing coverage on the Kidnapping and Murder of Pat O’Hagan from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and a first place award for their Sports Spotlight series.WCAX was the only Vermont television news station to be recognized at the event. Anson Tebbetts, WCAX New Director, noted, “The true honor goes to our reporters, photographers, editors, and producers. Together, our team has captured the stories of Vermonters in a way that is not only compelling and authentic, but that rises to the top, even when competing among major markets. These awards belong to these dedicated individuals and our viewers, who invite us into our homes day after day.”WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.
Black Stars goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has admitted that playing at this year’s World Cup can turn his professional career around. The 29 year old goalie despite his lack of regular game time at club level managed to make coach Kwasi Appiah’s 26 man squad.Fatau who was the first choice goalie for the Black Stars at the Nations Cup in South Africa is now facing stiff competition from goalkeepers Adam Kwaresey and Stephen Adams for the number one spot. The former Ashanti Gold player says the World Cup can change his career.“This is a big platform, if you want to play outside Ghana, big clubs this is the platform, you need to be happy as a player who knows it may be once in a lifetime,’ said Dauda“This can change my life totally in my career so I’m well prepared and I’m just praying to get the chance to start games at the World Cup and then I will show what I can do at the tournament.”