The ARRL's 2017 Bill Leonard Professional Media Award was won by The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore and Jen Carfagno for their AMHQ interview that September with former ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, about amateur radio response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The award was presented this past February by ARRL
Southeastern Division Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, live on the AMHQ program. According to the ARRL Letter, the presentation included a
clip of the original interview as well as a live interview with Sarratt. The
award includes a $250 cash prize, which The Weather Channel donated to the
American Red Cross.