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WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7 NEWS STAFFERS HONORED WITH AWRT BROADCASTING AWARDS

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Three members of the WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 news department were the recipients of prestigious AWRT (American Women in Radio and Television) broadcasting awards. The individuals honored from WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 at the 17th Annual Awards for Outstanding Women in Radio, Television and Advertising are Mary Conway, Tammy Sortor and Lynda Solomon.
 Conway, reporter, received the "Outstanding Woman On The Air" award. Conway began her career as a general assignment reporter at WKOV-TV in Madison, Wis., later moving to stations in Rockford, Ill., and Grand Rapids, Mich., prior to joining WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in 1983. Conway's news reports are featured on WXYZ-TV/Channel 7's 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
 Sortor, 11 PM News producer, received the "One To Watch" award. Sortor began her career in 1983 as a reporter/producer for WELM Cable TV in Lansing. In 1984, Sortor joined WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 as a production assistant, where she steadily worked her way up to become one of the leading producers at WXYZ-TV/Channel 7.
 Solomon, 6 PM Action News producer, received the "Middle Management" award. As a 17-year veteran of broadcast news, Solomon began her career in 1976 as a reporter for WACO-Radio in Waco, Texas, and later worked as bureau chief/reporter for KCEN-TV in the same city. Solomon then joined WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 in 1982, where she has worked as a news writer, weekend producer and 6 PM producer, respectively.
 Walter Kraft, news director at WXYZ-TV/Channel 7, said, "It is gratifying to see these three hard-working and talented individuals receive the AWRT awards. Their valuable contributions are what help make our news products No. 1 in this market."
 In addition to WXYZ-TV, Scripps Howard Broadcasting owns and operates television stations in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis, Phoenix, Tampa, Tulsa and West Palm Beach. It also operates cable television systems in California, Colorado and Florida, with 267,400 basic subscribers.
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 /CONTACT: Robin Hardin-Bailey of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7, 313-827-9307/


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