Associated Press

How a journalist debunked a decades old health tip

Oct 1, 2016
Catherine Loper / WRVO News

The recommendation to floss was removed from the federal dietary guidelines in January after 25 years, due to a lack of evidence to back up the suggestion.

Jeff Donn, the Associated Press reporter who broke the story in August, found the first thread to pull after a routine meeting with his son’s orthodontist when the doctor asked if Donn wanted a good tip.

This week on “Take Care,” Donn, a 30-year staffer for AP and a 2012 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, shares his story about how he debunked flossing as well as talking to government agencies, which led to the recommendation being removed.

WRVO News team brings home awards this spring

Jun 10, 2014
Syracuse Press Club

Each spring, news departments across the state are honored for the work they've done in the past year. This year, WRVO entered news stories in several awards competitions across the state and country. The lists that follow indicates which awards the WRVO News team and supporting staff took home for work completed during 2013.

We would like to thank all of our reporters, past and present, for their hard work and continued success.

WRVO received the lion's share of first-place awards this past weekend at the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition.  For the second year in a row, WRVO received the NYSAPBA's Steve Flanders Award presented to the radio station with the largest number of first-place awards in the annual competition.  WRVO News Director Catherine Loper and Innovation Trail reporter Ryan Delaney represented WRVO at the awards presentation.

Below is the complete list of awards presented to WRVO: