Medaille Celebrates the Annual Media Awards


Louis Pozantides talks at the Annual Media AwardsThis afternoon, dignitaries of Buffalo public service, law enforcement and the media came together to celebrate the 10th Annual Medaille College Media Awards. The ceremony is a chance each year to honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to our internship program and community, and to extend a special thank you to everyone who has helped make the program a success.

View this clip from Channel 7, with shots from the event.

Medaille Award Recipients 2015

Man of the Year Award

Pastor Darius G. Pridgen
President, Buffalo Common Council


Television Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement in Television Production and Promotions
Chris Musial, General Mgr. WBBZ-TV

Excellence in Television News Reporting/Anchoring
Ron Plants, WGRZ-TV

Excellence in Television Reporting
Brittni Smallwood, WIVB-TV

Television Station of the Year
WKBW-TV Channel 7


Radio Award Recipients

Excellence in Radio Programming
Allan David, Program Director WGR-Radio

Morning Show of the Year
Shredd and Ragan, 103.3 The Edge


Business and Public Relations Award

Lifetime Achievement in Business and Public Relations
Mike Billoni


Law Enforcement Awards

Lifetime Achievement in Law Enforcement
Chief Carmen Menza, Buffalo Police Department

Lifetime Achievement in Law Enforcement
Sgt. Ruchard Lauricella, Erie County Sherif's Office


Medicine and Research Award

Lifetime Achievement in Medicine and Research
Kunle Odunsi, MD, Ph.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute


Alumni Excellence in Communications Awards

Megan Hinton, Marketing Coordinator, Eastern Hills Mall
Matt Darlak, Marketing and Sales, LuVullo and Associates
Katarina Schmeider, Assignment Editor, WIVB-TV
David Neth, Assistant Editor, WNY Heritage Press


Excellence in Education Awards at Medaille College

Samantha Purpora, M.L.S.
Andy Yeager, M.L.S.

Mayor Byron Brown talks at teh Annual Media Awards

Attendees at the Annual Media AwardsAttendees at the Annual Media Awards

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