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Donna Francavilla

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Awards and Publications

2016

  • 2016 Communicator of Achievement, Awarded by Alabama Media Professionals presented to Donna Francavilla May, 2016 Read story 
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Talk Show (Radio or Television) "Radio Talk Show Hosting" Read story
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Interview (Radio or Television) "Charles Barkley with Donna Francavilla on the Richard Dixon Show" Read story
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Special Programming - Radio "Confederate Flag Comes Down" Read story
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Radio "Brawl at City Hall" Read story
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-the-Scene Report - Radio "Alabama BBQ" Read story
  • 2016 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Radio and Television Advertising - Radio "BBQ at the Zoo" Read story
  • 2016 National Federation of Press Women - National Award - First place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Radio "Brawl at City Hall" Read story
  • 2016 National Federation of Press Women - National Award - First place presented to Donna Francavilla for Special Programming - Radio "Confederate Flag Comes Down" Read story
  • 2016 National Federation of Press Women - National Award First place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-the-Scene Report - Radio "Alabama BBQ" Read story
  • 2016 National Federation of Press WomenNational Award - First place presented to Donna Francavilla  for Talk Show Hosting Read story
  • Donna Francavilla featured in 2016 Shelby County Reporter’s annual Profile Magazine, published in 2/2016 Read story
  • Donna Francavilla featured in the January, 2016 edition of Greystone Living Magazine Business Beat - Meet Donna Francavilla

2015

 

  • 2015 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award -  Honorable Mention presented to Donna Francavilla for  On-The-Scene Report - Radio "The Canonization of the Popes" Read story
  • 2015 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Radio "Will Ice and Snow Affect Birmingham?" Read story
  • 2015 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Television "Vet Protests" Read story
  • 2015 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award -First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-The-Scene Report - Television "Birmingham Dome Stadium" Read story
  • 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-the-scene Report - Television Read story
  • 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Television Read story
  • 2015 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National AwardThird Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Radio Read story 
  • Donna Francavilla named 2015 Positive Maturity’s "Top 50 Over 50,” 
  • Donna Francavilla featured in July 2015 B-Metro Magazine
  • Donna Francavilla named in a 2015 Birmingham Business Journal article
  • Donna Francavilla featured in September’s 2015 280 Living in an article by Erica Techo
  • Donna Francavilla featured in a 2015 article in the  Shelby County Reporter
  • Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, founded by Donna Francavilla was nominated for the 2015 Small Business of the Year 
  • Francavilla was awarded the opportunity to cover Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia for CBS Radio News and for the Alabama Power News Center.

2014

  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National AwardFirst Place - presented to Donna Francavilla - Podcasts
  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Second Place - presented to Donna Francavilla - Special Programming - 
  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Second Place - presented to Donna Francavilla - On-the-Scene Report (news, features, sports) - Radio
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - Honorable Mention  presented to Donna Francavilla for Web site Editied or Managed By Entrant - "Chique Wigs - A New Business"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - Honorable Mention  presented to Donna Francavilla for Videos for Website, Corporate or For-Profit - "Wig Party"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - Sweepstakes Award  presented to Donna Francavilla for "Highest Scoring Entrant"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Special Programming - Radio "Fifty Years Forward Commemorative Events"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-The-Scene Report  - Television "CDKL5 Rare Genetic Disorder"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report  - Television "Blanton"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Special Programming  - Television "10-15-13 Immigration Rally"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Web & Social Media, Podcasts - "Congressional Medal"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Editorial/Opinion, Online Publication - "Warning-Blacks Be Careful When Moving To Birmingham"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-The-Scene-Report - Radio "50th Anniversary of the 16th Street Church Bombing"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Writing for the Web -  "Chique Wigs About Us"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Continuing Coverage or Unfolding News -  "Walker County Fire Cry Out For Help"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Interview - Radio or Television "USPS Plane Crash Update"
  • 2014 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Fourth Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Radio & Television Advertising - Radio "Italian Food Festival PSA"

2013

  • 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - First Place - On-the-Scene Report (news, features, sports) - Radio
  • 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Second Place - Prepared Report (news, features, sports, or opinion) - Radio"  
  • 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Third Place -  News story - Online Publication
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Sweepstake Award presented to Donna Francavilla 
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Continuing coverage or unfolding news - Presidential Campaigning in Deep South for Agence France-Presse
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for News Story - Online Publication "Tornadoes whirl across US state, leave two dead" for Agence France-Presse
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-The-Scene Report - Radio "Tornado","Auburn Shootings" & "Romney Wrap" for CBS Radio News
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Audiovisuals  "Leadership Shelby County " for LeadershipShelbyCounty.com
  • 2013 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Second Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Radio & TV  Advertising - Radio "Saint Mark Food Festival" & "Saint Mark Sinatra 60" for Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church (on Cox Radio)

2012

  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National AwardFirst Place - On-the-Scene Report (news, features, sports) - Radio
  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award -Second Place -Prepared Report (news, investigative, feature or sports) - Radio
  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award- Second Place - Best Presentation (anchor, sportscaster or play-by-play sports reporter) 
  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award - National Award - Honorable Mention - Audiovisuals - Still illustration or multi-image slides
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award -  presented to Donna Francavilla for "sweepstakes Runner-up"
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Audiovisuals - Still Illustration or Multi-Image Slides "Devastation and Faith in Alabama"
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Best Presentation - Radio "Volunteer Wrap"
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-The-Scene Spot Report - Radio "Clean Up"
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report - Radio "Storm Wrap" Read Article
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for News Article Written Specifically for the Web "Radio, TV Stations Show Unparalleled Commitment While Covering Alabama Tornadoes" Read Article
  • 2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for "Personal Column On The Air" or Critic's Review - Radio "CBS Radio Reporter's Notebook" Read Article

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