It turns out Andy Jones, Howard Chen and the since-departed Adam Kuperstein weren't just appreciated by their loyal local followers in Zanesville. Judges in Arizona decided the WHIZ Sports Team was the best in small-market Ohio.
WHIZ was awarded the Associated Press' Ohio award for best TV sports operation amongst small-market stations. WHIZ-TV also boasts the top two sportscasters in small-market Ohio. Jones and Chen beat out their competition in Parkersburg WV, as well as Lima and Steubenville, and any other independent station.