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KOMO-TV captures NW journalism, special reporting awards

SEATTLE - KOMO-TV, Seattle's only locally owned television news station, captured a number of awards in this year's Society of Professional Journalists' competition - including all three special reporting honors and two investigative reporting awards.

KOMO's Tacoma community website, tacoma.komonews.com, also won an award in the hyperlocal competition.

Each year, the SPJ judges journalism entries from broadcast and print news organization across the Northwest and Alaska, then presents awards to the top three entries in several categories.

Here is a rundown of the 2012 SPJ awards captured by KOMO News:

"Problem Solvers Investigate: Terror on the Tracks," Liz Rocca, Randy Carnell, Michelle Morin and Tri Ngo, wins first place in Special Reports and Documentaries

"Help on the Homefront," Nathan Wilson, wins second place in Special Reports and Documentaries

"Problem Solvers: What If?", Jill Mullican, wins third place in Special Reports and Documentaries

"Problem Solvers Investigate: Terror on the Tracks," Liz Rocca, Randy Carnell, Michelle Morin and Tri Ngo, wins first place in Investigative Reporting

"Vanishing Videos," Tracy Vedder and Kiyomi Taguchi, wins second place in Investigative Reporting

"Gone ... and Forgotten," Liz Rocca and Kiyomi Taguchi, wins third place in General News Reporting

"Queen of the Ring," Michelle Esteban and Kiyomi Taguchi, wins third place in Sports Reporting

KOMO's Tacoma community website, tacoma.komonews.com, Halley Griffin and KOMO News Staff, wins second place in Hyperlocal News

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