The New York State Associated Press Association has honored Investigative Post for its reporting on two environmental stories.
The AP selected Looking for Lead (in all the wrong places) as the best investigative television story for midsized markets. The three-story package documented Buffalo’s failure to test for lead in the drinking water of inner-city neighborhoods despite the prevalence of lead poisoning in children who live there. The story aired in August 2016 and was co-produced with WGRZ.
Another story, Decades Later, Love Canal Landfill Still Poses Risk, placed third in the investigative reporting category among midsized radio markets. The story, which aired on WBFO in February 2016, documented the ongoing danger posed by a toxic landfill owned by the Town of Wheatfield.
Both stories were reported by Dan Telvock, Investigative Post’s environmental reporter. Telvock has won several previous statewide awards from the AP and his reporting has also been cited for excellence by Investigative Reporters & Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists. Telvock’s reporting is underwritten in part by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.