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Kent Press & Broadcast Awards Finalists

 

We received a record 163 entries to the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2024. After considering each individual entry, the panel of judges met to decide the finalists, which are listed below. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Friday, 26 July.

Kent Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Le Shuttle
  • Christine Alsford, ITV News Meridian

  • James Dunham, ITV News Meridian

  • Kit Bradshaw, ITV News Meridian

  • Phil Harrison, BBC Radio Kent

Kent Broadcast Presenter of the Year, sponsored by CPL Films
  • Abby Hook, KMTV

  • Adam Dowling, BBC Radio Kent

  • Claudia Sermbezis, BBC South East

  • Dominic King, BBC Radio Kent

Kent Designer of the Year, supported by charity partner The Leas Lift
  • James Black, KM Media Group

  • Lizzy Tweedale, Brightside Publishing

  • Lorna Morris, Sideways Media

  • Rhodri Andrews, KMTV

Kent Feature Journalist of the Year (Broadcast), sponsored by Shepherd Neame
  • Derek Johnson, ITV News Meridian

  • Gabriel Morris, KMTV

  • Jo Burn, BBC Radio Kent

  • Tony Green, ITV News Meridian

Kent Feature Journalist of the Year (Print & Online), sponsored by MHA​​

  • Keely Greenwood, KentOnline

  • Max Chesson, KM Media Group

  • Megan Carr, Sittingbourne News / Sheerness Times Guardian

  • Rhys Griffiths, KentOnline

Kent Investigation of the Year​​

  • Joe Coshan, ITV News Meridian

  • Kit Bradshaw, ITV News Meridian

  • Max Chesson, KM Media Group

  • Megan Carr, Sittingbourne News / Sheerness Times Guardian

Kent Magazine of the Year, sponsored by Stagecoach South East

  • Broadstairs Beacon / Folkestone Foghorn / Margate Mercury / Whitstable Whistler

  • Bygone Kent

  • ‘Cene Magazine

  • Kent Staycation

Kent Making it Happen Award, sponsored by Gallagher Group

  • Niki Jacobs, CommunityAd

  • Roni Glasthal, KMTV

  • Toby Winson, ITV News Meridian

  • Viv Oliver, KMTV

Kent New Journalist of the Year, sponsored by East Kent Colleges Group

  • Abby Hook, KMTV

  • Max Chesson, KM Media Group

  • Oliver Leonard, KentOnline

  • Ruth Cassidy, KentOnline / Kentish Gazette Series

Kent News Website of the Year, sponsored by Port of Dover
  • KentLive

  • KentOnline

  • Local Authority

  • The Isle of Thanet News

Kent Newspaper of the Year

  • Folkestone & Hythe Express

  • Kentish Express

  • Kentish Gazette   

  • Kent Messenger

Kent Print & Online Journalist of the Yearsponsored by Caxtons
  • Brad Harper, KentOnline

  • Ed Jennings, Local Authority News

  • Hedi Mehrez, KentLive

  • Millie Bowles, Kentish Gazette Series / Thanet Extra / KentOnline

Kent Programme of the Year
  • BBC South East Today

  • News Nuggets, KMTV

  • The Huddle, BBC Radio Kent

  • Tonnes of Tins, kmfm

  • Who’s Caring for the Carers?, ITV Meridian Special

Kent Story of the Yearsponsored by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
 
  • Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News

  • Megan Carr, Medway Messenger / Sittingbourne News / Sheerness Times Guardian

  • Millie Bowles, Kentish Gazette Series / Thanet Extra / KentOnline

  • Ruth Cassidy, KentOnline / Kentish Gazette Series

The Neil Bell Kent Sports Journalist of the Year, supported by Kent Cricket

  • Bartholomew Hall, KMTV

  • Christian Fuller, BBC South East

  • James Dunn, BBC South East

  • Matt Cole & Ben Watts, BBC Radio Kent

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Kent Voices Award, supported by charity partner Demelza 

  • Brightside Publishing, Clare Freeman

  • Davina Jethwa, KentOnline

  • Megan Samrai, ITV News Meridian

  • Ruth Cassidy, KentOnline / Kentish Gazette Series

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