Figures from across the television news and current affairs industry came together for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2017 at London’s Hilton Park Lane on Wednesday.
Channel 4 News took home a raft of awards including Daily News Programme of the Year and Television Journalist of the Year, which was awarded to Matt Frei.
Syrian film-maker Waad al-Kateab was at the ceremony having been granted a visa by the Foreign Office to travel here after leaving Syria. She received the Young Talent of the Year Award and was also awarded the prize for Camera Operator of the Year – the first time this award has been won by a female.
Sky News also came out strong winning the Breaking News Award for its coverage of the Brussels Terror Attack. They also received the Interview of the Year Award for Faisal Islam's interview with David Cameron, while the Specialist Journalist of the Year Award was awarded to Lisa Holland.
The Judges’ Award, was awarded posthumously to broadcaster Steve Hewlett. Awards Chair Stewart Purvis, said: “I don’t think there has ever been anybody in broadcasting quite like Steve Hewlett. And probably never will be again.”
Purvis also announced the launch of the Steve Hewlett Scholarship, an initiative by the RTS and The Media Society, which will be presented each year to one recipient from a lower income family studying an undergraduate broadcast journalism course in the UK.
The awards were chaired by Stewart Purvis and hosted by Barbara Serra, a broadcast journalist and newsreader at Al Jazeera English.
The full list of winners can be found here.