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KPBS Recognized for Exceptional Journalism

San Diego’s public media station took home awards in 13 categories.

The San Diego Press Club recognized KPBS journalists recently at the 41st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The award ceremony honored KPBS journalists for their work in television, radio, photography-video and integrated media. KPBS received awards in 13 categories and was also recognized for breaking the story about former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in 2013.

In addition, KPBS’ investigative news partner inewsource received the “Best of Show” award in the Integrated Media category.

KPBS won eight first place awards in a broad range of categories.

In addition, KPBS Roundtable Host Mark Sauer won the Harold Keen Award for Outstanding Contributions in Journalism for his 40-year career in San Diego.

The entire KPBS news staff was also honored with “Best of Show” Wildcard award for their coverage of the Mayor Filner scandal.

The station also received four second place awards and two third place awards across a variety of categories.

KPBS Awards

Harold Keen Award for Outstanding Contributions in Journalism
Mark Sauer, KPBS Roundtable Host

Best of Show Wildcard
KPBS News Staff, “KPBS Bob Filner Investigation”

Best Integrated Media Entry
Brad Racino, Joe Yerardi, inewsource, “How to Uncover a Scandal from your Couch”

Radio: Use of Sound
Beth Accomando, “Arts Features,”

Radio: Feature
Second place: Beth Accomando, “Zombie Horror Game Inspired by Nature Documentary (KPBS/NPR),”

Radio: Reviews
Beth Accomando, “KPBS Film Reviews,”

Television: Interview/Talk Show

Quinn Owen, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico, “Riding The Nuclear Wave: San Diego Journalist Profiles Fukushima Surfers,” KPBS-TV

Photography - video: Feature
Katie Schoolov, “San Diego Paraplegic Athlete Fighting to Walk Again,” KPBS-TV

Photography - video: News

Katie Schoolov, “Bait Barge Moving Because Navy Construction May Kill Fish,” KPBS-TV

Television: News Feature Same Day
Second place: Megan Burks, Katie Schoolov, “Carlsbad Residents Return to Burnt Homes, Businesses as Poinsettia Fire Dies Down,” KPBS-TV
Third place: Dwane Brown, Roland Lizarondo, “Our Wild San Diego,” KPBS-TV

Television: News Feature - Series
Dwane Brown, Roland Lizarondo, “Our Wild San Diego Series,” KPBS-TV

Television: News Feature Pre Produced

First place: Claire Trageser, Katie Schoolov, “San Diego Officer's 15 Years Working With The Homeless Coming To An End”, KPBS-TV
Second place: Beth Accomando, “How to Make an Orc Sword,”
Third place: Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, “Tournament of the Phoenix,”

Television: Specialty Reporting: Series
Nan Sterman, Marianne Gerdes, Michael Gerdes, Glenn Kram, “A Growing Passion”

About KPBS

KPBS is a public service of San Diego State University serving the region with news and entertainment programming that respects our audience with inspiring, intelligent and enlightening content. 

KPBS delivers this content via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media and will adapt and remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.