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