Gongs agogo for ITN at the White House
I am going to eat my hat. My good friend and colleague Dai Baker, our cameraman editor in Washington, has just scooped a White House News Photographers Award.
It’s the fourth time he’s done it in five years. But this year he also won the editing award for a fabulous little piece we did on the day of the inauguration in which we spoke with the myriad sorts of people arriving to watch Obama being sworn in (see above).
And guess what? Mr Baker and my other colleague, Chris Shlemon, who also won an editing award, get to go to the Oval Office next month to shake the hand of the president. In all, ITN won five categories in the WHNPA, and Dai went on to claim the photographer of the year title.