NBC Bay Area Wins Big At Northern California RTNDA Awards

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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.
 
Investigative Reporting 
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Free Time Off,” Jenna Susko, Julie Putnam, Jeremy Carroll, 
Matt Goldberg 
Judges comments: Very informative series of reports highlighting issues in local 
government. Excellent research and use of documents to tell a story. 
 
Multi-Part Series 
 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. 
 
News Reporting 
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. 
 
Feature Reporting-Serious 
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. 
 
Specialty Reporting
KNTV NBC BAY AREA, “Cons, Tricks, and Scams,” Vicky Nguyen, Julie Putnam, 
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. 
 
Traffic-Segment 
 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 
 
 

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