Arlington, VA, September 24, 2008 — WJLA-TV is pleased to announce that Roberta Baskin and the WJLA I-Team won the Emmy® for Outstanding Regional News Story – Investigative Reporting. The news story entitled Drilling for Dollars covered the I-Team’s reports on local dental clinics abusive treatments on Medicaid children. The award was given on Monday, September 22, 2008 in New York City during the 29th Annual News & Documentary Emmy® Awards. The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards is a major national broadcast journalism competition. It promotes journalistic excellence by awarding the coveted Emmy® to the very best news reports and documentary films aired on national television each year.
“It’s a special honor to get a national Emmy®, and an even bigger honor to work with such a talented and tenacious I-Team!” said Investigative Reporter Baskin. The Drilling for Dollars investigative team included: Producer Sandy Bergo, Associate Producer Kelly Lanzara, Photographer Peter Hakel and Editor Richard Martin.
WJLA’s owner, Allbritton Communications Company, operates eight television stations in seven broadcast markets, including Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, DC. Allbritton Communications also owns and operates the political newspaper and website POLITICO and POLITICO.com.