Achievements

Online Journalism Awards

2020

The Gather Award is the only national award recognizing engaged journalism. This year it was awarded to Southern California Public Radio for the engagement of reporters and producers for the team’s groundbreaking Help Desk approachoutreach to families via direct mail, the mission statements, our story about the Orange County School of the Arts, and our Voter Game Plan strategy. It reflects all of the ways that we've embraced engagement and not left it siloed like so many newsrooms.

The WEBBY Awards

2019

Puerto Rico: Restless and Resilient was a FINALIST for the 2019 Webby Award. Internet-based project created by an individual or group of students for academic purposes or as part of developing a portfolio. Category limited to the work of people currently enrolled in academic programs or one year post graduate. Submission can be a campaign or a single Internet-based execution including a site, app, film, podcast, or social media project.

Online Journalism Awards

2019

Puerto Rico: Restless and Resilient was a finalist for the 2019 OJA for Large Newsroom. In March 2018, 19 graduate and undergraduate students of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University traveled to Puerto Rico to assess recovery efforts.

BEST OF PHOENIX®

2018

The Show on KJZZ was named the best morning radio station of 2018 by the Phoenix New Times, a complement and recognition I share with the incredible staff of hosts and producers along with the fastidious and talented KJZZ newsroom staff

Rocky Mountain Student Emmys

2017

Multiple Student Emmy Nominations

Nominated in the News: General Assignment category for 'Tamed But not Broken' a look into an Arizona Prison program that is operating with unparalleled recidivism rates.

 

Nominated in the News: Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs category for 'The Korean War: A Forgotten Victory' a look into the sacrifice thousands of American men and women made in a war many Americans don't even know was fought.

Scripps Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition

2017

The Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition is a highly competitive fellowship program. Winners are selected on an evaluation of their overall body of work: variety, quality, execution and diversity. Selected fellows are sent to Japan for the purpose of studying journalism in other cultures, exploring international media organizations and fostering a global cultural understanding. Fellows also have an opportunity to report on an issue of their interest while there.

Best of Festival Winner

Broadcast Education Association

2017

Radio: Best of Festival Winner

​Awarded one of the Broadcast Education Association's highest honors, the Best of Festival for Radio Feature Reporting for the story, 'Duty, honor, court' -- about Arizona's veteran court system.

1st Place –– Sports Feature 

Broadcast Education Association

2017

Radio: 1st Place Sports Feature

Awarded first place by the Broadcast Education Association in the sports feature reporting “Talent Beyond Age,' a story that follows an incredibly talented young girl's journey to break one of MLB toughest records.

Regional Winner –– Radio Sports

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

2017

Radio: 1st Place Sports Feature

Awarded first place by the Society of Professional Journalist in the sports feature reporting 'Talent Beyond Age' a story that follows an incredibly talented 9 year old girl girl's journey to break one of MLB toughest records.

1st Place –– BioInvestigative Breaking News

BioTech National Collegiate Reporting Contest

2017

​In 2016 the FDA issued a newly mandate banning several chemicals found in many household products most notably, soap. The FDA determined that not only were companies misleading their clients by suggesting that antimicrobial soaps lead to a healthier immune system but they also determined that soaps that contain chemicals that kill "99.999%" of germs and antimicrobial are actually extremely dangerous because they lend to the creation is a super micro that may not be able to be treated.

National Finalist –– Radio

56th Annual Hearst Journalism Awards

2016

Referred to as the 'Pulitzer Prizer' of collegiate reporting, The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The Hearst journalism competition is one of the most prestigious and competitive in the nation. Richard was recognize for her investigative work and awarded a position as a Top 20 Radio Finalist.

1st Place –– BioInvestigative Breaking News

BioTech National Collegiate Reporting Contest

2017

​In 2016 the FDA issued a newly mandate banning several chemicals found in many household products most notably, soap. The FDA determined that not only were companies misleading their clients by suggesting that antimicrobial soaps lead to a healthier immune system but they also determined that soaps that contain chemicals that kill "99.999%" of germs and antimicrobial are actually extremely dangerous because they lend to the creation is a super micro that may not be able to be treated.

Regional Finalist –– In-Depth Reporting

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

2016

Regional Finalist Radio In-Depth Reporting

A Mark of Excellence Awards finalist for the investigative radio feature “Looking for Laurie,” a story that follows the search for one homeless woman who disappeared while sitting in plain sight.

Honorable Mention –– Investigative Radio Feature

Broadcast Education Association

2016

Honorable Mention: Investigative Radio Feature

Recognized for the investigative radio feature “Looking for Laurie” a story that follows the search for one homeless woman who disappeared while sitting in plain sight.

Award for Courage in Reporting

Emma Bowen Foundation

2016

The Emma Bowen Award for Courage is a highly competitive and prestigious award that recognizes one young reporter in the US for their determination and dedication to storytelling despite social, political, cultural or geographical constraints.

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