Finalists in Television I:
Best Producer: Stephen Kappas, WSYX/WTTE-TV; Jonathan Keilholz, WBNS-TV.
Best Anchor: Rob Powers, WEWS-TV; Jerod Smalley, WCMH-TV.
Best Feature Reporting: Bob Kendrick, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "Uber Care"; Stacia Naquin and Dennis Spronck, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "Restored Citizens."
Best Broadcast Writing: Brad Johansen, WCMH-TV; Chuck Ringwalt, Spectrum News 1.
Best Photographer: Brandon Coello, Spectrum News 1; Scott Doelling, WBNS-TV.
Best Reporter: Haley Nelson, WSYX/WTTE-TV; Lisa Rantala, WSYX/WTTE-TV.
Best Sportscast: Stephen Kappas, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "The Football Fever"; WOIO-TV, "Tailgate 19."
Best Sports Feature: Dave Holmes and Shawn Dunagan, WBNS-TV, "Blind Wrestler"; Adam King, WBNSTV, "Dublin Football Player Diagnosed with Cancer."
Best Use of Photography: Scott Doelling, WBNS-TV, "Flag Factory"; Anthony Mirones, WCMH-TV, "Me Myself and iPhone."
Best Documentary or Series: WCMH-TV, "The Conversation"; WKRC-TV, "Redlining in the Queen City."
Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event: WBNS-TV, "Black History Month"; WOIO-TV, "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Live Newscast."
Best Spot News Coverage: Alexis Moberger and Mike Jones, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "Missing 7-year-old Girl, Found in Abandoned Home"; WOIO-TV, "Bay Village School Threat."
Best Continuing Coverage: Jackie Orozco and Edwin Wilson, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "A Letter to "President" Biden"; Lisa Rantala, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "Affordable Housing: Changing the Game."
Best Enterprise Reporting: Liz Bonis and James Harrison, WKRC-TV, "The Gift of Life"; WOIO-TV, "Building A Better Cleveland."
Best Investigative Reporting: Bennett Haeberle and Chris Kettler, WBNS-TV, "Homicide Dead Zones"; Duane Pohlman and Eric Frisbee, WKRC-TV, "The Restraint Chair."
Best Newscast: Stephen Kappas and Carol Morgan, WSYX/WTTE-TV; WBNS-TV.
Best Weathercast: Ben Gelber, WCMH-TV, "Overnight Tornado Cut-in."
Best Digital Project: Sarah Wynn and Jarrod Clay, WSYX/WTTE-TV, "She Serves: Spotlighting Military Women Who Serve Our Country"; WBNS-TV, "Public Art."
Best Digital Presence: Ben Orner, WCMH-TV; WBNS-TV. Finalists in Television II:
Best Producer: Katelyn Amato, WKBN/WYTV-TV; Phyllis Smith, WTAP-TV.
Best Anchor: Dave Sess, WKBN/WYTV-TV; Phyllis Smith, WTAP-TV.
Best Feature Reporting: Adam Aaro and Holden Robinson, WKEF/WRGT-TV, "Remembering Alicia: Family keeps daughter's legacy alive after 9/11"; Derek Steyer, WFMJ-TV.
Best Broadcast Writing: Chris Cerenelli, WFMJ-TV.
Best Photographer: Joe Cromer, WTOL-TV.
Best Reporter: Josh Croup, WTVG-TV; Kaitlin Streator, WTAP-TV.
Best Sportscast: Justin Feldkamp, WTVG-TV, "Football Friday"; Chad Krispinsky, WKBN/WYTV-TV.
Best Sports Feature: Ryan Allison, WKBN/WYTV-TV, "Helon Amos - Athlete to Aviation Mechanic"; Corey McCrae, WFMJ-TV, "The Lauren McConahy Story."
Best Use of Photography: Joe Cromer, WTOL-TV, "Glass City River Wall Mural"; Tony Geftos, WTVG-TV, "Golf, Jeeps, and Bunnies: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Job."
Best Documentary or Series: Tony Geftos, WTVG-TV, "2020: The Lost Year"; WKBN/WYTV-TV, "2 Days of Violence in Youngstown."
Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event: Lauren Stebelton and Madison Tromler, WFMJ-TV, "The Canfield Fair"; WTAP-TV, "James Hendershot Murder Trial."
Best Spot News Coverage: Jerica Rogers and WKBN Staff, WKBN/WYTV-TV; WKEF/WRGT-TV, "Tornado and flooding outbreak."
Best Continuing Coverage: WKEF/WRGT-TV, "The Search for Answers After an Officer Runs Over a Shooting Victim."
Best Enterprise Reporting: Andrew DiPaolo, WFMJ-TV, "Rylan's Story"; Kelley King, WDTN-TV, "The Hidden Pandemic."
Best Continuing Coverage: Jennifer Rodriguez, WKBN/WYTV-TV, "Student Struggles to Recover from Shooting."
Best Investigative Reporting: Stan Boney, WKBN/WYTV-TV, "How Youngstown Lost a $2.6 Million Project."
Best Newscast: WKEF/WRGT-TV, "The Insurrection"; WTVG-TV.
Best Weathercast: Andrew DiPaolo, WFMJ-TV; Jeff Oechslein, WTOV-TV.
Best Digital Project: Zach Medovic, WTOV-TV, "Bridge on the Move"; Chelsea Simeon and Jordan Unger, WKBN/WYTV-TV, "Playground, Cameras, New Pick-up Truck: How Local Communities Spent Federal Money for COVID-19 Relief."
Best Digital Presence: Chelsea Simeon and WKBN STAFF, WKBN/WYTV-TV; WTVG-TV. Finalists in Radio:
Best Anchor/News Host: Larry Hansgen, WHIO-AM/WHIO-FM; Maryanne Zeleznik, WVXU-FM.
Best Feature Reporting: Jason Reynolds, WYSO-FM, "Gigantic Trolls found at the Aullwood Audubon Center"; Ann Thompson, WVXU-FM, "How RFID Is Helping Penguins at The Cincinnati Zoo Swim More." Best Reporter: Kabir Bhatia, WKSU-FM; Nick Castele, WCPN-FM.
Best Sportscast: Amanda Rabinowitz and Terry Pluto, WKSU-FM, "What the Supreme Court's NCAA Ruling Means for the Future of Division I Schools Like Akron, Kent."
Best Sports Feature: Kabir Bhatia, WKSU-FM, "Cleveland Might Never Get Another NHL Franchise. OH Really?"; Cory Sharber, WVXU-FM, "After a Year Away, the Cincinnati Cyclones Look to put 'Winning Culture' Back on the Ice."
Best Use of Sound: Leila Goldstein, WYSO-FM, "Not Even Christmas Trees Could Escape the Everything Shortage"; Jenny Hamel, WCPN-FM, "Akron Firestone Performing Arts Students Won't be Silenced By COVID-19."
Best Documentary or Series: Leila Goldstein, WYSO-FM, "Trafficked"; Jacqueline Marino, WKSU-FM, "The Rural Doctor is In."
Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event: Statehouse News Bureau, Ohio Public Radio, "January 6: From the US Capitol to Columbus"; WKSU-FM, "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions."
Best Spot News Coverage: Bill Hammerstrom, WJER-AM, "Mayor Locks Himself in City Hall After Hours"; Anna Huntsman, WCPN-FM, "The Omicron Variant has been Found in Cleveland."
Best Continuing Coverage: Lisa Ryan and Anna Huntsman, WCPN-FM, "Ideastream Public Media's coverage of COVID-19"; Chris Welter, WYSO-FM, "Solar Energy in Ohio."
Best Enterprise Reporting: Leila Goldstein, WYSO-FM, "The Ohio AG Says Stings Rescue Trafficking Victims. Often that Means They're Arrested."; Matt Richmond, WCPN-FM, "Team Accepted Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice, Black Players Feel Betrayed."
Best Investigative Reporting: Jolene Almendarez, WVXU-FM, "No-Knock Warrants: Black Cincinnatians More Often the Focus As Use Decreases Overall"; Mawa Iqbal, WYSO-FM, "ShotSpotter Generates Thousands Of Alerts In Dayton, But Officers Find Few Crimes."
Best Newscast: WHIO-AM/WHIO-FM; WVXU-FM.
Best Digital Project: Justin Glanville and Margaret Cavalier, WCPN-FM, "Poetic Reentry"; WCPN-FM, "Equity in Art."
Best Digital Presence: WHIO-AM/WHIO-FM; WKSU-FM.