MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For the second consecutive year, a photographer from KARE-TV, was named Photographer of the Year in the Television News Photography and Editing Competition of the National Press Photographers Association.
KSTP-TV, Channel 5, repeated as runner-up for Station of the Year. It won top honors in 1999; KARE won the top award last year and in 1995 and 1985.
Jonathan Malat, 32, was named the 2001 Photographer of the Year, an honor he also won in 1997. KARE's Gary Knox won last year. It is the seventh time a KARE photographer has won the award, which is based on a 10-story entry tape.
"It was an interesting year here in Minnesota," Malat said. "Tornadoes, floods and blizzards -- I got to cover them all. I was pretty lucky."
Jason Hanson of KSTP and Scott Jensen of KARE were runner-up and finalist respectively as Photographer of the Year.
Jon Menell of KSTP, who was named Editor of the Year last year and runner-up in the 1999 and 1998 contests, was runner-up again this year.
Full contest results and video clips of the award-winning entries will be posted on the Poynter Institute Web site at http://www.poynter.org and the National Press Photographers Association site at http://www.nppa.org.
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