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.
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