More than 200 media representatives from newspapers, radio and television attended the Merseyside Media Network awards at the Holiday Inn, Lime Street last Thursday.
Liverpool Echo reporter Michelle Fiddler was named journalist of the year. Michelle also claimed the scoop of the year title and shared the news journalist of the year prize Echo colleague Luke Traynor.
Ken Dodd, guest of honour at the event, received a surprise award when he was presented with a special jade plaque for a ‘lifetime of laughs’by the network’s founder-secretary, Ken Bennett.
Full list of journalism award winners:
Merseyside journalist of the year: Michelle Fiddler – Liverpool Echo
Student journalist of the year: Gemma Jaleel – Ormskirk Advertiser
Newcomer of the Year: Mark Johnson – Southport Visiter
News journalist of the year: Michelle Fiddler/Luke Traynor – Liverpool Echo
Features journalist of the year: Radio City 96.7 team
Sports journalist of the year: Dominic King – Liverpool Echo
Broadcaster of the year: Andy Gill – BBC North West Tonight
Photojournalist of the year: Mark Sumner – Mercury Press
Freelance of the year: Jason Green – Mercury Press
Business journalist of the year: Neil Tague – North West Business Insider
Scoop of the year: Michelle Fiddler – Liverpool Echo
Designer of the year: Damien Wiehl – NW Business Insider