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Kent Press & Broadcast Awards Finalists

 

After considering each individual entry to the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2023, the panel of judges met to decide the finalists, which are listed below. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Friday, 14 July.

Kent Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Le Shuttle
  • Colin Campbell, BBC South East Today

  • Joe Coshan, ITV News Meridian

  • Josie Hannett, BBC South East Today

  • Kit Bradshaw, ITV News Meridian

  • Sarah Saunders, ITV News Meridian 

Kent Columnist of the Year, sponsored by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
  • Claire Campbell, The Isle of Thanet News

  • Ed McConnell, KentOnline

  • Steven Keevil, Local Authority

  • Susan McGowan, Kent Life

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Kent Designer of the Year, sponsored by Style Brands
  • Ashley Austen, KM Media Group

  • Jonathan Brewer, BBC South East Today

  • Lorna Morris, insideKENT/A Kentish Ceremony/Kent Staycation/Wine Garden of England Handbook

  • Rhodri Andrews, KMTV

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

  • Jadzia Samuel, KMTV

  • Jo Burn, BBC Radio Kent

  • Tony Green, ITV News Meridian

Kent Feature Journalist of the Year (Print & Online), sponsored by MHA​​
  • Chris Hunter, KentOnline & Kent Messenger Series

  • Max Chesson, KentOnline

  • Rhys Griffiths, KentOnline

  • Stuart Maisner, BBC website & BBC South East social media

Kent Image of the Year, sponsored by Southeastern
  • Frank Leppard, freelance

  • Rhys Griffiths, KentOnline

  • Ruth Cassidy, KentOnline

  • Sarah Bond, Times of Tunbridge Wells

Kent Magazine of the Year, sponsored by Stagecoach South East
  • ‘Cene

  • insideKENT

  • Kent Staycation

  • West Kent Sport & Wellbeing

Kent New Journalist of the Year, sponsored by EKC Group
 
  • Bartholomew Hall, Kent Tonight

  • Daniel Esson, KM Media Group

  • Millie Bowles, Thanet Extra & Kentish Gazette Series

  • Ruth Cassidy, KentOnline & Kentish Gazette

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

  • KentOnline 

  • Local Authority 

  • Localsportsnews.co.uk

Kent Print & Online Journalist of the Yearsponsored by Ashford Designer Outlet
  • Alex Jee, KentOnline

  • Brad Harper, Kentish Gazette Series & Thanet Extra

  • Jack Dyson, Kentish Gazette

  • Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News

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Kent Programme of the Year, sponsored by Digitom video production
  • BBC South East Today

  • Generation Genome, KMTV

  • ITV News Meridian

  • The Hit List, kmfm

Kent Scoop of the Year, sponsored by Panattoni
  • Gerry Warren, Kentish Gazette & KentOnline 

  • Joe Coshan, ITV News Meridian

  • Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News

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The Neil Bell Kent Sports Journalist of the Year, supported by Kent Cricket
  • Ben Watts, BBC Radio Kent

  • James Dunn, BBC South East Today

  • Jon Phipps & Matt Gerrard, Kent Non-League Podcast

  • Steve Rowley, West Kent Sport & Wellbeing

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Kent Voices Award, sponsored by BAE Systems

  • Hedi Mehrez, KentLive

  • KentLive    

  • Megan Samrai, ITV News Meridian

  • Sofia Akin, KMTV

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