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KPBS Wins Big at San Diego Press Club Awards

KPBS journalists won awards in 23 categories, including the top honor for “Best of Show”.
Among the awards, KPBS Evening Edition won best TV newscast, a first for the San Diego media station.
Among the awards, KPBS Evening Edition won best TV newscast, a first for the San Diego media station.

The San Diego Press Club recognized KPBS journalists for their exceptional work in television, radio, photography-video, and integrated media at the 40th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The award ceremony was held Oct. 29 at the Jacobs Center at Market Creek. KPBS journalists won awards in twenty-three categories, including the top honor for “Best of Show”.  

KPBS won 18 first place awards in categories including Television: News Feature- Series; Radio: Feature; Photography-Video: News and Integrated Media: Investigative Reporting.

Featured awards

Among the awards, KPBS Evening Edition won best TV newscast, a first for the San Diego media station.

KPBS also won Best of Show for Best Integrated Media Company for their piece, “You Decide What to Change About San Diego’s 2014 Budget.”  KPBS’ investigative news partner,  inewsource, won Best of Show for Radio for “Serious Questions about Patient Care at San Diego Hospice.” 

In addition to the 18 first place awards, KPBS was also honored with nine second place awards and two third place awards across a variety of categories. Below is a detailed list of the San Diego Press Club Awards presented to KPBS.

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University serving the region with news and entertainment programming that serves their audience with inspiring, intelligent and enlightening content.  KPBS delivers this content via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media.

KPBS Awards

Best Integrated Media Entry

1st Place: Claire Trageser, Jim Tinsky, Nathan Gibbs, Susana Tsutsumi, “You Decide What to Change About San Diego's 2014 Budget”, kpbs.org

Best Radio Entry

1st Place: Joanne Faryon, Kelly Paice, “Serious Questions about Patient Care at San Diego Hospice”, inewsource

Television: News Feature - Series

2nd Place: Katie Euphrat, Susan Murphy, “Homeless Babies And Toddlers Endure Tough, Long Days On San Diego Streets”, KPBS-TV

Television: News Feature Pre-Produced

1st Place: Angela Carone, “Leonard Knight Makes A Visit To Salvation Mountain”, KPBS-TV

2nd Place:  Beth Accomando, Katie Euphrat, “Evening Edition Arts and Culture Packages”, KPBS-TV

Television: News Feature Same Day

1st Place: Katie Euphrat, “National Campaign Against Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Launches At San Diego High”, KPBS-TV

Television: Newscast half-hour


1st Place: Natalie Walsh, Patty Lane, Gina Diamante, Megan Burke, Marissa Cabrera, Alison St John, Peggy Pico, Suzanne Marmion, Erik Anderson, “San Onofre To Shut Down, Cunningham Out Of Prison”, KPBS-TV

Television: Specialty Reporting: Series

1st Place:  Joanne Faryon, Brad Racino, “Hospice under Scrutiny (When does end of life begin, Adam and Krystyna, Choosing life or a better death)”, KPBS-TV

2nd Place: Nan Sterman, Marianne Gerdes, Michael Gerdes, “A Growing Passion”, KPBS-TV

Television: Specialty Reporting: Single Report

1st Place: Beth Accomando, Katie Euphrat, “Evening Edition Arts and Culture Features”, KPBS-TV

Television: Investigative Reporting: Series

1st Place: Joanne Faryon, Brad Racino, “Hospice under Scrutiny (When does end of life begin, Adam and Krystyna, Choosing life or a better death)”, KPBS-TV

Radio: Investigative Reporting

1st Place: Joanne Faryon, Kelly Paice, “Serious Questions About Patient Care At San Diego Hospice”, inewsource

Radio: Reviews

2nd Place: Beth Accomando, “Film Reviews”, KPBS-FM

Radio: Talk/Interview/Call-in Program

2nd Place: Maureen Cavanaugh, Marissa Cabrera, Patty Lane, Megan Burke, “Midday Edition Episode | April, 23, 2013”, KPBS-FM

2nd Place: Beth Accomando, “Midday Edition - Pre-Produced Arts Segments”, KPBS-FM

Radio: Use of Sound

1st Place: Beth Accomando, Kurt Kohnen, “Beth Accomando Use of Sound”,

Radio: Feature

1st Place: Angela Carone, “Young Quintet Honors Parents Memory Through Music”, KPBS-FM

2nd Place: Beth Accomando, “KPBS/NPR Features”, KPBS-FM

3rd Place:  Angela Carone, “Golden Tones: Saxophonist Daniel Jackson's Lifelong Quest”, KPBS-FM

Photography - Video: Feature

1st Place: Katie Euphrat, “In Tijuana, A Breakfast Hall For The Stranded”, KPBS-TV

Photography - Video: News

1st Place: Katie Euphrat, “Invasive Insects Put San Diego Ecosystems In Peril”, KPBS-TV

Photography - Video: Portrait

1st Place: Katie Euphrat, “Leonard Knight Returns To Salvation Mountain”, KPBS-TV

Integrated Media: Science/Technology

1st Place: Kelly Thornton, Joanne Faryon, “Mr. Bock Goes to Washington”, inewsource

Integrated Media: Architecture and Design

1st Place: Katie Euphrat, “San Salvador 60 Percent Complete After Two Years Of Construction”, KPBS.org

Integrated Media: Business & Financial

1st Place: Brad Racino, “What's a Port Worth Anyway?”, inewsource

Integrated Media: Investigative Reporting

1st Place: Roxana Popescu, Brad Racino, “Deadly Patrols”, inewsource 2. Brooke Williams, Brad Racino, Joanne Faryon, “San Diego Media Powerhouse Flexes Political Muscles”, inewsource 3. Brad Racino, “Security Breach”, inewsource

Integrated Media: Political/Government

1st Place: Claire Trageser, Jim Tinsky, Nathan Gibbs, Susana Tsutsumi, “You Decide What To Change About San Diego's 2014 Budget”, KPBS.org

2nd Place: Claire Trageser, Brooke Williams, “Carl DeMaio: 'The Future Something'”, KPBS-FM

3rd Place: Ryann Grochowski, Joanne Faryon, “Lawyers face off in high-stakes judicial election”, inewsource

Integrated Media: Public Service/Consumer Advocacy

1st Place: Brad Racino, “Security Breach”, inewsource

2nd Place: Claire Trageser, “City Owes Downtown Property Owners Thousands In Overcharged Fees”, KPBS.org

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