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Milwaukee PBS Takes Home Three Gold Awards at Milwaukee Press Club Awards for Excellence
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Milwaukee PBS’ local productions took home five awards at the Milwaukee Press Club’s awards gala for “Excellence in Journalism,” including three Gold Awards. Winners were selected from hundreds of entries received from throughout the state, and were announced at the Milwaukee Press Club’s Annual Gridiron Awards Ceremony, held virtually on Wednesday, May 19.

Gold Winners

     Best Public Service Story or Series

     Listen MKE

     Milwaukee PBS, WUWM, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Public Library 

     Best Long Soft Feature Story

     The Arts Page - “Deaf StorySlam” 

     Tiff Pua, Sandy Maxx, Jason Piekarz, Brian Ewig, Jeff Mlagan, Darin Malkowski    


     Best Pandemic Story that Appeared Online

     Home/Work | Stories of Impact | Gail’s Dad

     Gail Grzybowski, Justin Migliano


Silver Winner

     Best Documentary

     Shipwrecks of Milwaukee

     Traci Neuman, Brian Ewig, Chris Michalski, Maryann Lazarski, Chris Hays, Bohdan Zachary

Bronze Winner

     Best Long Soft Feature Story

     Major General Marcia Anderson

     Alexandria Mack, Brian Ewig, Erica Drehfal, Stephanie Schreiber, Darin Malkowski

Over the last year, Milwaukee PBS has been telling Milwaukee's stories of health, help and hope, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its special series “Listen MKE” is a community listening project with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WUWM and the Milwaukee Public Library. It is a new initiative aimed at helping neighborhood residents get the information they need during these uncertain times.

“Milwaukee PBS is honored by the Milwaukee Press Club, with awards in so many categories and with such strong competitors,” said Bohdan Zachary, Vice President and General Manager of Milwaukee PBS. “This last year has presented unforeseen challenges to our production team, but they have found creative and resourceful ways to bring our viewers these stories. That speaks to the commitment of our staff to tell the stories of southeastern Wisconsin, in spite of – but especially – during these unprecedented times.”

On Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS 10.1, Milwaukee PBS airs a rotation of its local programs, including 10thirtysix, Adelante, Black Nouveau and Milwaukee PBS Presents: Listen MKE. These programs strive to be responsive to the needs and interests of its communities and viewers, and to be a voice and a platform for southeastern Wisconsin. 

Visit for upcoming air dates, and to watch these award-winning stories on demand.