By: Emily Reigart
Recipients will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner in June
WASHINGTON—The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 20th edition of the Celebration of Service to America Awards.
These local broadcasters will be honored for outstanding community service at the Celebration of Service to America dinner June 12 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. The awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from the National Association of Broadcasters, Bonneville International and Hearst Television.
“Local broadcasters play a crucial role in informing, supporting and strengthening communities across our country,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “This year’s winners represent the ethos of broadcasting and the industry’s unwavering commitment to public service. We look forward to honoring these outstanding stations in the nation’s capital.”
President’s Special Award
The NABEF President’s Special Award recognizes extraordinary achievement by an individual broadcast station or group of broadcasters.
In recognition of broadcasters’ service to before, during and after historic hurricanes and wildfires in 2017, broadcasters in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as those in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington, will receive special honors. Broadcasters nationwide will also receive recognition for their support of local communities during these events.
Service to Community Award for Television – Ownership Group
TEGNA, “Selling Girls”
Hearst Television, “State of Addiction”
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, “NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Information Beacons for Communities Affected by Natural Disasters”
Nexstar Media Group, “Founders Day”
Univision Communications, “Unidos por los Nuestros” – Disaster Relief Campaign
Service to Community Award for Television – Large Market
Tribune Media’s KDVR of Denver, “FOX31 Problem Solvers: Serving Those Who Serve”
CBS Corp.’s KCBS(TV) Los Angeles, “Stephanie’s Day”
Hubbard Broadcasting’s KOB(TV) Albuquerque, N.M., “#ABQ4ward”
CBS Corp.’s WCCO(TV) Minneapolis, Minn., “WCCO(TV)’s Pulling Together”
Univision Communications’ WGBO(TV) Chicago, “Fin de DACA – End of DACA”
Graham Media Group’s WKMG(TV) of Orlando, Fla., “WKMG – Driving Change Campaign”
Raycom Media’s WOIO(TV) Cleveland, Ohio, “2 Strong 4 Bullies”
Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL(TV) of Raleigh, N.C., “Searching for a Fix”
Source: TV Technology