HPR's Ryan Finnerty Wins AP Award

May 20, 2019

Hawai‘i Public Radio’s Ryan Finnerty won first place for best feature story in the Radio II division in the 2019 Associated Press Television and Radio Association honors, announced on Thursday, May 16.

The winning story, "Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Hospitality Industry" was described by judges as “a creative look at the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the hospitality industry.”

“We strive to serve our listeners with stories that are relevant to our island communities,” said José A. Fajardo, president and general manager of Hawai‘i Public Radio. “As such, we are particularly proud to be recognized by the AP for our local reporting.”  

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative whose stories appear in more than 15,000 news outlets worldwide; HPR is an AP member station.  

Full list of winners