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KPBS serves over 1 million audience members weekly across TV, radio and the web. KPBS serves over 1 million audience members weekly across TV, radio and the web.

KPBS Wins at Regional Emmys

KPBS has won several outstanding achievement awards this year.

KPBS journalists earned two outstanding achievement awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The awards were presented at the 42nd annual Pacific Southwest (PSW) Emmy Awards on Saturday, June 11.

The collaborative news series Remembering the Fall of Saigon won in the News Special category. The series included a live broadcast of KPBS Evening Edition aboard the USS Midway Museum in April 2015 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Sharing this award are KPBS journalists, photographers, and engineers including Gina Diamante, Peggy Pico, Kris Vera-Phillips, Nicholas McVicker, Skot Norton, Ena Newell, Scott Stinson, Patty Lane, Roland Lizarondo and Kurt Kohnen.

In the Arts and Entertainment category, KPBS journalist Maya Trabulsi won an Emmy for The Art of Hat Making. The multimedia feature profiled a local hat maker and was accompanied by a short video clip.

In April, KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero was presented with the PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony. Guerrero was awarded the prize for her written memoir “Crux,” which details her search for ancestral and cultural truth through her family’s border crossing journeys between the United States and Mexico. The Emerging Writers Prize recognizes a distinguished writer under 35 addressing a global or multicultural issue.

In May, KPBS health reporter Kenny Goldberg was awarded the 2016 Edward R. Murrow regional award by the Radio Television Digital News Association for his video news series “Struggling to Treat San Diego County’s Mentally Ill.” Through patient and doctor interviews, his three-part video investigative story emphasizes the increasing need for treatment facilities and alternatives toward recovery. Chosen for its professional quality and exceeding industry standards, it will be considered among other winners for the national Edward R. Murrow Awards later this month.

KPBS video journalist Katie Schoolov was recently announced a finalist for an award with the 2016 National Press Photographers Association for her report on the secluded community of East Jesus, also known as Slab City. Her in-depth video brought to life the community’s surreal art and lifestyle, highlighted by interviews with residents of the endangered area.