The 32nd Annual Radio-Television News Directors Association of Northern California (NorCal RTNDA) awards were announced Wednesday and NBC Bay Area was the big winner in TV. NBC Bay Area received 6 awards, more than any other TV station.
NBC Bay Area Wins Big At Northern California RTNDA Awards
NorCal RTNDA plaques are awarded to television and radio newsrooms in Northern California and Reno.
Among the winners were: Investigative Reporter Vicky Nguyen who received 4 awards, including Best News Reporting, Investigative Reporter Jenna Susko who won for Investigative Reporting, and Traffic Reporter Mike Inouye who won in the category of Traffic-Segment for the second year in a row.
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Free Time Off,” Jenna Susko, Julie Putnam, Jeremy Carroll,
Judges comments: Very informative series of reports highlighting issues in local
government. Excellent research and use of documents to tell a story.
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Exposing ADA Abuses,”
Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Nious, Jeremy Carroll, Felipe Escamilla
Judges comments: Finally, an undercover sting of abusers of handicapped placards that
leads to ACTION.
Stories: Handicap Placard Abuse
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Emergency Responders: Driven to Distraction,” Vicky Nguyen,
Kevin Nious, Jeremy Carroll, Matt Goldberg
Judges comments: Thorough investigation. Well told, shot and edited. Nicely done.
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Medical Information Black Market,” Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Nious,
Jeremy Carroll, Matt Goldberg
Judges comments: Important topic and good information everyone should know. Good
job tracking down the "go-between" in Costa Rica and getting him to talk.
Kevin Nious, Jeremy Carroll, Mark Villarreal
Judges comments: Each of these stories was unique and exposed a problem I had not seen
before. They felt original, not recycled ideas from other markets. Well done.
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “All Trafficked Up,” Mike Inouye
Judges comments: Traffic from all angles: Helicopter, Live Shots, Fixed Traffic Camera
plus informative maps and graphics. Good information for commuters