Media Award - 2017

Hannah Anderson - Evening News Anchor

The Boards Association presents one award each year on a statewide basis to recognize a print, audio, or visual media effort about Wisconsin Technical Colleges that best meets the following four criteria:

  • The nomination portrays today’s technical college learning environment positively, with originality and creativity;
  • It portrays the benefits of technical college education on individuals and their communities;
  • It reports positively about the technical college's service and contributes to a better public understanding of the college’s mission; and, finally,
  • It thoroughly covers the subject matter in a stimulating and clear fashion.

We were honored to review the nominations for several really extraordinary submissions this year, and the committee would be proud to have selected any of the nominations. We received eleven nominations for this year’s Media Award. They are:

2017 Media Award Nominees
  • Derica Williams, Fox 6 News (WITI), nominated by Waukesha County Technical College
  • Hannah Anderson, WSAW, News Channel 7, nominated by Northcentral Technical College
  • Catherine Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette, nominated by Blackhawk Technical College
  • James Lawson, Kenosha News, nominated by Gateway Technical College
  • Terri Pederson, Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, nominated by Moraine Park Technical College
  • Lisa Malak, WFRV CBS Local 5 Live, nominated by Fox Valley Technical College
  • Dannika Lewis, WISC-TV - Channel 3 (Madison), nominated by Madison College
  • Leah Ulatowski, Sheboygan Press, nominated by Lakeshore Technical College
  • Abigail Hantke, WEAU 13 News, nominated by Chippewa Valley Technical College

This Year's Winner: Hannah Anderson - Evening News Anchor, WSAW-TV in Wausau

Hannah Anderson's report, Making the Culinary Cut was aired November 14th, 2016. It features the students and instructors of the NTC Culinary Program.

Hannah Anderson joined the WSAW-TV news team as a multimedia reporter in June 2013. She currently co-anchors the 5 p.m. broadcast and anchors the new, 9 p.m. broadcast on WZAW Fox News at 9. Before making the transition to nights in September 2015, Hannah co-anchored for a year and a half on Sunrise 7, which earned "Best Morning Newscast" from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 2015.

A Roseau, Minn. native, Hannah graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. with a major in multimedia communication and journalism, and a minor in business. Hannah loves being involved in the Wausau community. She helped coach the Central Wisconsin Storm Varsity Girls Hockey team in 2014 and 2015, and works with the YWCA on events to empower young women among other organizations in the community.

The District Boards Association is proud and honored to present this award to Hannah Anderson for her inspiring report.

Former Award Winners

Media Award
Year Winner City
1999 PamTuescher, WMTV-TV15 Madison
2000 John Lee, The Post-Crescent Appleton
2001 Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Waukesha
2002 Scott Wittchow, Action Advertiser Fond du Lac
2003 Phil Rhein, Daily Register Portage
2004 Kathryn Bracho,WBAY-TV2 Appleton
2005 Prema Chandrathil, WISC-TV Madison
2006 Judy Waggoner, Independent Journalist Menasha
2007 Sharon Roznik, The Reporter Fond du Lac
2008 Heather LaRoi, Wisconsin State Journal Madison
2009 Haley Jorgensen, Public Image Ripon
2010 Kevin Tibbles, NBC Nightly News Chicago
2011 Insight Publications Appleton
2012 Lindsay Fiori, The Journal Times Racine
2013 The LaCrosse Tribune LaCrosse
2014 Zac Schultz, Wisconsin Public Television Madison
2015 Michelle Carolla, WMSN Fox 47 Madison
2016 Keith Uhlig, Wausau Daily Herald Wausau