KCETLink Wins Three Golden Mike Awards for 'SoCal Connected' | KCET
KCETLink Wins Three Golden Mike Awards for 'SoCal Connected'
Burbank, Calif. -
Jan. 25, 2014 - KCETLink, the national independent public media
organization, is pleased to announce that it has been honored with three Golden
Mike Awards® by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern
SoCal Connected, KCET's nightly news program, garnered three
awards including Best Hard News Reporting, Best Government and
Political Reporting and Best Medical and Science Reporting.
at the awards ceremony at the Universal Hilton in Universal City on Jan. 25,
2014, the Golden Mike Awards® recognize excellence in broadcast
journalism. Last year, SoCal Connected received four
Below is a complete list of KCETLink's 2014
Golden Mike Award® wins, along with links to segments, descriptions and names
of the individual winners in each category. SoCal Connected was led by
executive producer Bret Marcus and co-executive producer Rebecca Haggerty.
Best Hard News
They are among the most powerful politicians in
California, nicknamed "The Five Little Kings." They are L.A. County's
five supervisors. Together, they control a budget and staff that impacts the
lives of 10 million people. But does the board treat all Angelenos equally?
There are some who say special treatment is doled out when the face is familiar.
Karen Foshay, Producer; Vince Gonzales, Reporter;
Benjamin Gottlieb, Associate Producer; Jack Moody, Editor
Best Government and Political Reporting
spent three months looking at Compton, a city that has been plagued by street
politics and accusations of scandal. The investigation found questionable
expenditures, big loans and council members making up to $1,500 an hour.
Karen Foshay, Producer; Laurel Erickson, Reporter; Lata
Steve Sung and Jack Moody, Editors
Best Medical and Science Reporting
Professional football players know all about playing
through the pain. It comes with the job. But what about college athletes, or
high school students or 12-year-olds? Should a game put a child in danger? As
ever younger players try to emulate the big guys, one injury is not only ending
careers, but endangering lives.
Angela Shelley, Producer; John Ridley, Reporter; Alicia
Clark, Associate Producer; Michael Bloecher, Editor
About SoCal Connected
SoCal Connected is winner of the
Peabody and two duPont-Columbia awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA
Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow
Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's
"Best New Local TV Program" of 2009.
SoCal Connected was made
possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the
Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks-Brown
Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; and the
On-air, online and
in the community, KCETLink is a donor-supported independent public media
organization distributed via satellite nationally on DirecTV and DISH and via
broadcast in Southern and Central California. For additional information about
KCETLink productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and
community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.