Professional awards and recognitions

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 – Second place presented to Donna Francavilla for On-the-Scene Report – Radio “Alabama BBQ” Read story
  • 2016 National Federation of Press Women – National Award – Second- place presented to Donna Francavilla  for Talk Show Hosting
  • 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 Award – Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report – Radio Read story
  • Donna Francavilla named 2015 Positive Maturity’s “Top 50 Over 50,” 

2015 News Articles:

  • 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.
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2014

  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications Award – National Award – First Place – presented to Donna Francavilla – Podcasts
  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational Award – Second Place – presented to Donna Francavilla – Special Programming –
  • 2014 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational 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 AwardNational AwardFirst Place – On-the-Scene Report (news, features, sports) – Radio
  • 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational AwardSecond Place – Prepared Report (news, features, sports, or opinion) – Radio”
  • 2013 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational AwardThird 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 AwardNational Award – First Place – On-the-Scene Report (news, features, sports) – Radio
  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational Award –Second Place -Prepared Report (news, investigative, feature or sports) – Radio
  • 2012 National Federation of Press Women Communications AwardNational 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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