2015 banquet a major success

More than 120 area media professionals attended the fourth annual Rochester Media Association awards banquet May 9 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

Karen Magnuson, Maureen McGuire, Andre Langston

The Association’s signature honors, the Impact Awards, were presented to Karen Magnuson, Editor and Vice President/News at the Democrat and Chronicle Media Group; Maureen McGuire, WROC News8 anchor; and Andre Langston, owner of WDKX radio.

Organizational awards designated by local media operations also were presented at the banquet to:

  • Rhonda Austin and Mona Seghatoleslami, WXXI Public Broadsasting
  • Rory Pelliccia and Mary Battaglia, WROC News 8
  • Berkeley Brean and Mike Loson, News10NBC
  • Mike Catalana and Seth Palmer, 13WHAM
  • Scott Barstow and Breanna Fuss, Time Warner Cable News
  • Ray Serafin and Michael Oden, WGMC Jazz 90.1 radio
  • Joe Lomonaco and Dan Moriarty, iHeartMedia radio
  • Jeremy Newman and Corey James, Entercom Radio
  • Jeff DiVeronica and Lauren Petracca, Democrat and Chronicle Media Group
  • Darlyn and Tammy Whitacre, Messenger Post Media

The evening also included a report on the group’s 2014-15 professional development activities and a special memorial to Marietta Avery, WDKX radio general manager, who recently died.

Here are a few photos from the event; for more visit the photo album on the RMA Facebook page.

RMA Vice President Lisa Famiglietti and President Juan Vazquez

 

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    Megan Carter of WPXY and RMA board member Leah Stacy Wayner of 585 Magazine drink a toast to the honorees!

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