The Australian Football Media Association held its annual awards night in Melbourne last night, recognising for excellence in the football media.
Here are the TV winners:
MOST OUTSTANDING PROGRAM – TELEVISION – Judged by David Lowden, Russell Howcroft, Paul Sheahan – AFL 360, Fox Footy
MOST OUTSTANDING SPECIAL COMMENTATOR – TELEVISION – Judged by Drew Morphett, Bev O’Connor, Stephen Phillips – David King, Fox Footy
MOST OUSTANDING CALLER – TELEVISION – Judged by David Lowden, Matt Kitchin, Tony Charlton – Bruce McAvaney, Channel 7
MOST OUTSTANDING ELECTRONIC NEWS REPORTER – Judged by Charles Happell, Jonathan Green – Damian Barrett, Croc Media/The Footy Show. DAMIAN BARRETT – Comment – ‘ Damian’s entry was notable for its breadth, featuring almost dozen stories,many of which were exclusives. He set the news agenda with several of those stories and led the way more broadly in Electronic News with his news-gathering skills and ability to chase those stories down through the vast network of contacts. Authoritative, knowledgeable and well connected, he was the standout candidate for us both.’
Ayrton Woolley from Nine Network was also one of several Highly Recommended names in the Clinton Grybas Rising Star award.
Eddie McGuire was also one of several awarded Life Membership.