Print journalists and broadcasters are neck and neck in the race for honours in this year’s O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and The Humber.

The Yorkshire Post and Evening Post, carry the standard for print organisations with the highest number of nominations across this year’s 25 award categories.

Broadcasters ITV Yorkshire, BBC Look North and BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are tied after last week’s final round of judging.

BBC radio stations also figure prominently with journalists and presenters from commercial radio groups Bauer and Global in hot pursuit.

Award winners will be revealed on July 5 at the O2 Media Awards presentation evening at Leeds United Football Club, hosted by BBC Breakfast Presenter Louise Minchin.

“The O2 Awards recognise media talent in all its forms. Once again our judging panels had the difficult task of selecting their favourites from the region’s top media performers. We’re looking ahead to a wonderful night of celebration,” said Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2.

Nominees will be contacted with details of the event. For more details on the presentation evening contact or call 01829 741371.


O2 Media Awards Yorkshire and The Humber 2018 nominees:

News Reporter Print

Georgina Morris – Yorkshire Evening Post

Ruby Kitchen – Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post

Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail

Chris Burn – Yorkshire Post

Peter Craig – Grimsby Telegraph


News Reporter Broadcast

Sam Casey – ITV Yorkshire

Emma Glasbey – BBC Look North

Louise Fewster – BBC Radio York

Tracy Gee – BBC Radio Leeds


Television Broadcast Presenter

Amy Garcia –  BBC Look North

Kerry Maule – Made in Leeds

Tim Iredale – BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Peter Levy – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire


Radio Broadcast Presenter

Toby Foster – BBC Radio Sheffield

Katie Radley – Global Radio Yorkshire

David Burns – BBC Radio Humberside

Julia Lewis – BBC Radio York



David Behrens – Yorkshire Post

Ruby Kitchen – Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post

Paul Davis – The Star, Sheffield

Tony Earnshaw – Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Television Journalist

Emma Glasbey – BBC Look North

Phillip Norton – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Jamie Coulson – BBC Look North

Lucy Hester – BBC Inside Out


Sports Journalist Print

Philip Buckingham – Hull Daily Mail

Paul Davis – The Star, Sheffield

Danny Hall – The Star, Sheffield


Sports Journalist Broadcast

Mark Ansell – BBC Look North

Rob Staton – BBC Radio Sheffield

Jonathan Buchan – BBC Radio Sheffield

Chris Dawkes – ITV Yorkshire


Young Journalist Broadcast

Ben Bason – Hallam FM

Katharine Walker  – ITV Yorkshire

Otis Holmes – ITV Yorkshire

Adam Goacher – That’s North Yorkshire

Thomas Dambach – Radio Aire


Young Journalist Print

Alex Grove – Hull Daily Mail

Connor Lynch – Grimsby Telegraph

Joseph Keith – Yorkshire Evening Post

Sam Jones – Whitby Gazette


Radio Journalist

Tracy Gee – BBC Radio Leeds

Andy Kershaw – BBC Radio Sheffield

Louise Fewster – BBC Radio York

Rosanna Austin – Radio Aire


Camera Operator

Michael Newton – ITV Yorkshire

Anna Crossley – BBC Look North

Peter Thompson – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire



Jonathan Gawthorpe – Yorkshire Post

Stephen Garnett – Dalesman

Jon Corken – Grimsby Telegraph

Simon Hulme – Yorkshire Post


News Programme

Modern Slavery – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Manchester Arena bomb – BBC Look North

Huddersfield Town FC homecoming – ITV Yorkshire


Sports Programme

Huddersfield Town FC promotion – BBC Radio Leeds

Sheffield ‘Derby’ – BBC Radio Sheffield


Entertainment Programme

The Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes – True North Productions

The Harry Hometime Show – Minster FM

999 Rescue Squad – Air Televison

The Pets Factor – True North Productions


On-line Media

Leeds Live

Hull Daily Mail

BBC Radio York

The Star, Sheffield


Daily Newspaper

Hull Daily Mail

Yorkshire Post

Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Weekly Newspaper

Sheffield Telegraph

The Scarborough News

Whitby Gazette


Community Publication

Down Your Way

Just Beverley

Out and About in the North York Moors


Magazine & Specialist Publication

Asian Life – Telegraph & Argus

Dalesman – Country Publications

Tour De Yorkshire – Yorkshire Post

Clubland – Rotherham Advertiser


Community Journalism

Yorkshire Evening Post

Telegraph & Argus

BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Sabbiyah Pervez – BBC Yorkshire


Most Memorable Broadcast

“I live in the car” – BBC Radio York

NHS in crisis –  ITV Yorkshire

Yorkshire Ripper letter – ITV Yorkshire

Trusted Trader Investigation – BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire


Most Memorable Print

Scratchcard Millionaire – Hull Daily Mail

Yorkshire’s Missing MP – The Yorkshire Post

Remembering the Triple Trawler Tragedy – Hull Daily Mail



Air Television

BBC Look North

Radio Aire News

BBC Radio York


For more information, contact


Mark Rossiter

Rossiter Media Limited

+44 (0)1829 741371




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