1 NEWS' Abby Wilson has claimed the prize for television sports journalism at the annual TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards.
Wilson led coverage of problems at Cycling New Zealand, after the resignation of high performance coach Anthony Peden amid allegations of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.
Her cycling investigation also earned a separate award for best sports story of the year.
1 NEWS' Michelle Prendiville was also nominated for the award, as was Ollie Ritchie from Newshub.
Prendiville was also nominated for best coverage of women's sport and won the Sir John Wells scholarship alongside Radio Sports' Reuben Mama.
The scholarship provide young journalists with the opportunity to meet key sports leaders and organisations to gain a wider understanding of sports governance in New Zealand and includes a cash prize.
Mark Crysell and Kim Peacock were nominated for long form sports journalism.