Awards
2012
Regional Edward R. Murrow Award (Division 2), Radio Television Digital News Association
Video News Series: "Separated by War"

Los Angeles Press Club, Public Service Award
Investigative series on the Los Angeles Housing Authority
   Announcement slated for June 2012

Gracie Award, Alliance for Women in Media
Outstanding Hard News Feature: "No Place to Call Home"

62nd Golden Mike Awards, Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
Best News Public Affairs Program
Best Original News Commentary: "Fur Ban in West Hollywood"
Best Investigative Reporting: "Show Me the Money: The Junketeer"
Best Documentary: "Separated by War: The Homecoming"

2011
Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Journalism
SoCal Connected was selected for three stories exposing elected representatives who were not doing their jobs on local, state and federal levels:
"Up In Smoke"
"Protected or Neglected?"
"Hung Out to Dry"

63rd Annual Emmy Awards
Feature Segment: "Putting on Ayers"
Information Segment: "Separated by War"
Outstanding Non-News Writer: Steve Lopez

61st Golden Mike Awards, Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
Best News Public Affairs Program
Best Original News Commentary
Best Individual Writing: "The Doctor is In"
Best Serious Feature Reporting: "Separated by War"
Best Light Feature Reporting: "Putting on Ayers"
Best News Special: "Protected or Neglected?"
Best Business and Consumer Reporting: "The Price of Power"

Los Angeles Press Club
1st Place Talk/Public Affairs: "Price of Power"/"Track to the Future"
1st Place Television Investigative/Series: "Protected or Neglected?"
1st Place Television Entertainment News or Feature: "Celluloid Ceiling"
2nd Place Talk/Public Affairs: "Sacramento Dreamin'"/"Climate Recall"/"Between the Lines"
2nd Place Television Feature: "Putting on Ayers"
Honorable Mention Television Documentaries: "Protected or Neglected?"
Honorable Mention Television Entertainment News or Feature: "Runaway Production"

Imagen Awards
"The Border Between Them"

2010
Peabody Award, University of Georgia
"Up in Smoke"
"Up in Smoke II"
"Cannabis Cowboys"

62nd Annual Emmy Awards
Crime/Social Issues: "Cannabis Cowboys"
Feature Segment: "The Year of Living Dangerously"
Information Segment: "A Soldier's Story"
Outstanding Non-News Writer: John Larson
Outstanding Non-News Videographer (Single Camera): Brett Wood

Headliner Awards
2nd Place Documentary: "Is Anybody Listening?"
3rd Place Public Service: "Driving Distracted"

Gracie Award, Alliance for Women in Media
Outstanding Hard News Feature: "A Soldier's Story"

Los Angeles Press Club
1st Place Talk/Public Affairs: "Driving While Distracted"
1st Place Television Documentary: "Return to Locke High"
1st Place Television Investigative/Series: "Up In Smoke"
1st Place Television Feature: "Is Anybody Listening?"
1st Place Television Entertainment News or Feature: "Behind the Big Top"
1st Place Television Sports: "The Year of Living Dangerously"
2nd Place Talk/Public Affairs: "State of Foreclosure"
2nd Place Television Feature: "The Year of Living Dangerously"
Honorable Mention Television Investigative/Series: "Hung Out to Dry"
Honorable Mention Television Documentary: "Is Anybody Listening?"
Honorable Mention Talk/Public Affairs: "California's Pot of Gold"
Honorable Mention Television Feature: "Beauty, Brains and Eggs"
Honorable Mention Television Entertainment News or Feature: "Running Out of Luck"

Regional Edward R. Murrow Award (Division 2), National Association of Radio and Television News Association
Hard News in the Western Region: "Young & Uninsured"

60th Golden Mike Awards, Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
Best News Public Affairs Program
Best Original News Commentary
Best Individual Writing: "Safe Haven"
Best Hard News Reporting: "Billboard Confidential"
Best Light News Reporting: "The Year of Living Dangerously"
Best News Special: "Inside Locke High"

Education Writers Association
Special Citation for Television Documentary and Features: "Is Anybody Listening?"

Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, The Journalism Center on Children & Families
Runner Up: "Is Anybody Listening?"

FINALIST
Edward R. Murrow Award - National: "Young and Uninsured"
Harry Chapin Media Award (Television): "Is Anybody Listening?"

2009
61st Annual Emmy Awards
Best Informational/Public Affairs Series
Best Information Segment: "Foreclosure Alley"
Best Feature Segment: "Guerrilla Gardeners"
Best Education Special: "Inside Locke High"
Outstanding Non-News Writer: Marcos Villatoro (Commentator)
Outstanding Non-News Videographer (single camera): Brett Wood (Cameraman)


Los Angeles Magazine 100 Best
Best New Local Program

Pass Award, National Council on Crime & Delinquency
"Inside Locke High"

Regional Edward R Murrow Award (Division 2), National Association of Radio and Television News Association
Best News Documentary: "Inside Locke High"

Los Angeles Press Club
Best TV Documentary: "Inside Locke High"
Best Breaking News Show: "After the Burn"
Television Feature: "Foreclosure Alley"
2nd PlaceTelevision Feature: "Gold Diggers"
2nd Place Investigative Series: "Billboard Confidential"

Harry Chapin Media Awards
Television Category Winner: "Safe Haven"

59th Golden Mike Awards, Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
Best News Public Affairs Program
Best Original News Commentary, News Analysis, Station Editorial or Series of Editorials

Education Writers Association
1st Prize Television Documentary and Feature: "Inside Locke High"

FINALIST
Imagen Awards: "Inside Locke High"
Unity Awards in Media: "Inside Locke High"
Edward R. Murrow Award - National: "Inside Locke High"