Ten Eyewitness News Shines At South Australian Media Awards

Network Ten picked up two awards and a finalist nomination.

What you need to know
  • Network Ten claimed more winners and finalists than any other commercial television network
  • Max Burford and Nick Butler picked up wins, with Hannah Foord named as a finalist

It's been a successful night at the SA Media Awards for Network Ten, claiming more finalists and winners among journalists than any other commercial television network.

The industry judged awards are part of the longest running and highly esteemed award scheme for journalism in the country.

Ten Eyewitness News Adelaide picked up two wins and a finalist nomination at the annual awards, presented on Saturday night at the Adelaide Festival Centre,

Sport reporter Max Burford won the Max Fatchen Award for Best Young Journalist, with his outstanding coverage of the 2017 AFL Grand Final campaign among the work for which he was recognised.

Max Burford

For his coverage of the 2017 Gold Coast Suns v Port Adelaide match in Shanghai, China, Sport Presenter Nick Butler was awarded Best Coverage of Sport Across All Media, commended for overcoming the logistical and technical challenges he faced in Shanghai.

Nick Butler

Reporter Hannah Foord picked a finalist nomination in two separate categories -- Best TV News Report and Best Public Service Journalism. Foord was recognised for her sensitive coverage of the death of high school student Libby Bell, who took her own life after being bullied, which resulted in legislative action.

“Our two winners and another finalist are a credit to Adelaide’s TEN Eyewitness News First At Five team and Network Ten. It shows the strength and dedication of our newsroom in South Australia. I could not be prouder of their work," said Network Ten's Network Director of News Content, Ross Dagan.