Emmy award winning broadcaster Charlie Whinham joined Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the fall of 2002. In addition to his duties with Louisiana: The State We’re In, Whinham has produced numerous programs for LPB including, Lost Louisiana: Places of Worship, What’s in a Name?, Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Louisiana Baseball Stories and Louisiana World War II Stories.
The Suncoast Chapter of the National Television Arts and Sciences recognized Whinham in 2010 with an Emmy for Lost Louisiana: Places of Worship. Two years earlier Whinham traveled to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to accept the Distinguished Reporting Award from the Military Reporters and Editors Association for Louisiana World War II Stories.
The University of Kentucky graduate began his broadcasting career in 1987 as a radio news director in Campbellsville, KY, and later moved to nearby Bowling Green as a news reporter for WBKO-TV. Whinham would branch out to sportscasting and served as sports director for WPBN-TV in Traverse City, MI, and then to WBAY-TV in Green Bay, WI, as a sports reporter and anchor. During his time in Green Bay, Whinham filed a number of stories for ESPN.
Since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Whinham along with co-anchor Shauna Sanford have served as contributing correspondents and commentators for the PBS NewsHour. LPB’s continuing GulfWatch coverage of the oil spill aftermath can be found at www.GulfWatch.org.
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