April 8, 2009  


Scottsboro Native Wins Best Reporter Award

Scottsboro-native Jeremy Campbell has been named "Best Reporter" in the state by the Alabama Broadcasters Association. Campbell accepted the "ABBY Award" recognizing this achievement at a reception held recently in Hoover.

The ABBY is presented to one television reporter in Alabama each year. Reporters in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville and Montgomery compete for the honor. To win, the reporter first must be nominated by his or her station. Then an out-of-state panel of broadcasters selects the state winner based on video samples of each reporter's work.

Campbell won for his coverage of three stories - the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, the slaying of a 14-year old child in Attalla, and a feature about an 81-year old woman who leads a prison ministry inside the Calhoun County Jail.

Campbell works for WBMA-TV ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. At ABC 33/40 he covered both the Republican and Democratic Conventions in 2008 and the Obama Inauguration from Washington, DC in 2009. Before that he worked as an Anchor/Reporter at KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he won the "Best Feature" award from the Associated Press for 2007.

Campbell was working at WGNO-TV in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. He produced a documentary film about the aftermath, titled Hexing A Hurricane.

Campbell graduated from Scottsboro High School. He attended Northeast Alabama Community College and graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Communications. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. David Campbell of Scottsboro.

The Alabama Broadcasters Association is the official voice of the broadcasting industry in Alabama and is dedicated to promoting the professional status of its members. The organization has served the broadcasting industry in Alabama for more than sixty years.

WBMA also won awards at the Broadcasters’ ceremony for best regularly scheduled newscast, best weather anchor (James Spann), service project of the year, and an award of merit for best feature story.

Jeremy Campbell accepting his Alabama Broadcasters award Jeremy Campbell reporting from the U. S. Capitol