Here’s who made the shortlist for Yorkshire and Humberside’s journalism awards

Journalists from across Yorkshire and Humberside have been shortlisted for the region’s annual media awards.

The Yorkshire Post and Evening Post have the highest number of nominations across this year’s 25 award categories for the event, sponsored by O2.

The Hull Daily Mail, Huddersfield Examiner, Grimsby Telegraph, Sheffield Star, Bradford Telegraph and Argus .and digital-only news site Leeds Live are also among the shortlisted titles.

Broadcasters ITV Yorkshire, BBC Look North and BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are tied after last week’s final round of judging.

BBC radio stations also figure prominently with journalists and presenters from commercial radio groups Bauer and Global in hot pursuit.

Award winners will be revealed on July 5 at the O2 Media Awards presentation evening at Leeds United Football Club, hosted by BBC Breakfast Presenter Louise Minchin.

“The O2 Awards recognise media talent in all its forms. Once again our judging panels had the difficult task of selecting their favourites from the region’s top media performers. We’re looking ahead to a wonderful night of celebration,” said Nicola Green, Director of Corporate Affairs at O2.

O2 Media Awards Yorkshire and The Humber 2018 nominees:

News Reporter Print

  • Georgina Morris — Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Ruby Kitchen — Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Kevin Shoesmith — Hull Daily Mail
  • Chris Burn — Yorkshire Post
  • Peter Craig — Grimsby Telegraph

News Reporter Broadcast

  • Sam Casey — ITV Yorkshire
  • Emma Glasbey — BBC Look North
  • Louise Fewster — BBC Radio York
  • Tracy Gee — BBC Radio Leeds

Television Broadcast Presenter

  • Amy Garcia — BBC Look North
  • Kerry Maule — Made in Leeds
  • Tim Iredale — BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  • Peter Levy — BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Radio Broadcast Presenter

  • Toby Foster — BBC Radio Sheffield
  • Katie Radley — Global Radio Yorkshire
  • David Burns — BBC Radio Humberside
  • Julia Lewis — BBC Radio York


  • David Behrens — Yorkshire Post
  • Ruby Kitchen — Yorkshire Post & Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Paul Davis — The Star, Sheffield
  • Tony Earnshaw — Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Television Journalist

  • Emma Glasbey — BBC Look North
  • Phillip Norton — BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  • Jamie Coulson — BBC Look North
  • Lucy Hester — BBC Inside Out

Sports Journalist Print

  • Philip Buckingham — Hull Daily Mail
  • Paul Davis — The Star, Sheffield
  • Danny Hall — The Star, Sheffield

Sports Journalist Broadcast

  • Mark Ansell — BBC Look North
  • Rob Staton — BBC Radio Sheffield
  • Jonathan Buchan — BBC Radio Sheffield
  • Chris Dawkes — ITV Yorkshire

Young Journalist Broadcast

  • Ben Bason — Hallam FM
  • Katharine Walker — ITV Yorkshire
  • Otis Holmes — ITV Yorkshire
  • Adam Goacher — That’s North Yorkshire
  • Thomas Dambach — Radio Aire

Young Journalist Print

  • Alex Grove — Hull Daily Mail
  • Connor Lynch — Grimsby Telegraph
  • Joseph Keith — Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Sam Jones — Whitby Gazette

Radio Journalist

  • Tracy Gee — BBC Radio Leeds
  • Andy Kershaw — BBC Radio Sheffield
  • Louise Fewster — BBC Radio York
  • Rosanna Austin — Radio Aire

Camera Operator

  • Michael Newton — ITV Yorkshire
  • Anna Crossley — BBC Look North
  • Peter Thompson — BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire


  • Jonathan Gawthorpe — Yorkshire Post
  • Stephen Garnett — Dalesman
  • Jon Corken — Grimsby Telegraph
  • Simon Hulme — Yorkshire Post

News Programme

  • Modern Slavery — BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  • Manchester Arena bomb — BBC Look North
  • Huddersfield Town FC homecoming — ITV Yorkshire

Sports Programme

  • Huddersfield Town FC promotion — BBC Radio Leeds
  • Sheffield ‘Derby’ — BBC Radio Sheffield

Entertainment Programme

  • The Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes — True North Productions
  • The Harry Hometime Show — Minster FM
  • 999 Rescue Squad — Air Televison
  • The Pets Factor — True North Productions

On-line Media

  • Leeds Live
  • Hull Daily Mail
  • BBC Radio York
  • The Star, Sheffield

Daily Newspaper

  • Hull Daily Mail
  • Yorkshire Post
  • Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Weekly Newspaper

  • Sheffield Telegraph
  • The Scarborough News
  • Whitby Gazette

Community Publication

  • Down Your Way
  • Just Beverley
  • Out and About in the North York Moors

Magazine & Specialist Publication

  • Asian Life — Telegraph & Argus
  • Dalesman — Country Publications
  • Tour De Yorkshire — Yorkshire Post
  • Clubland — Rotherham Advertiser

Community Journalism

  • Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Telegraph & Argus
  • BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire
  • Sabbiyah Pervez — BBC Yorkshire

Most Memorable Broadcast

  • “I live in the car” — BBC Radio York
  • NHS in crisis — ITV Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire Ripper letter — ITV Yorkshire
  • Trusted Trader Investigation — BBC Look North East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Most Memorable Print

  • Scratchcard Millionaire — Hull Daily Mail
  • Yorkshire’s Missing MP — The Yorkshire Post
  • Remembering the Triple Trawler Tragedy — Hull Daily Mail


  • Air Television
  • BBC Look North
  • Radio Aire News
  • BBC Radio York



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