89.3 KPCC Wins 16 Los Angeles Press Club and PRNDI Awards Including Radio Journalist of the Year

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 (Los Angeles) – 89.3 KPCC-FM and KPCC.org have won 14 Southern California Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club and two national awards from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI), racking up First Place awards for Journalist of the Year, Breaking News, Online News Series, Best Weblog, Investigative Series, Feature, Sports, Anchor and Interview.

For the fourth consecutive year KPCC swept Los Angeles Press Club’s Journalist of the Year category, with Molly Peterson taking top honors, Patt Morrison garnering 2nd Place and Larry Mantle earning Honorable Mention.

KPCC’s Newsroom and KPCC.org won First Place in the Breaking News and Best Weblog categories for collaborative coverage of the 2009 Station Fire.

KPCC’s award winners:

PRNDI – Best Interview 1st Place: AirTalk with Larry Mantle – “Werner Herzog “ http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2009/07/31/werner-herzog-and-conquest-of-the-useless/

PRNDI – Enterprise/Investigative Reporting 1st Place: Molly Peterson – “Pumps Under Pressure” http://www.scpr.org/specials/pumps-under-pressure/

L.A. Press Club – Journalist of the Year 1st Place: Molly Peterson 2nd Place: Patt Morrison Honorable Mention: Larry Mantle

L.A. Press Club – Best Investigative Reporting 1st Place: Molly Peterson, “Pumps Under Pressure”

L.A. Press Club – Best Online News Story/Series 1st Place: Molly Peterson, “Pumps Under Pressure”

L.A. Press Club – Best Weblog 1st Place: KPCC News, Station Fire Coverage

L.A. Press Club – Best Anchor 1st Place: Alex Cohen

L.A. Press Club – Breaking News 1st Place: KPCC News, Station Fire Coverage

L.A. Press Club – Best Feature 1st Place: Steven Cuevas, “Neo-Nazis in the Inland Empire”

L.A. Press Club – Best Entertainment Reporting 1st Place: Steven Cuevas, “Anniversary of The Beatles Concert at the Hollywood Bowl”

L.A. Press Club – Best Use Of Sound Honorable Mention: Steven Cuevas, “Anniversary of The Beatles Concert at the Hollywood Bowl”

L.A. Press Club – Best Sports Reporting 1st Place: Susan Valot, “The Science of Hockey” Honorable Mention: Kitty Felde, “Maury Wills”

L.A. Press Club – Investigative Reporting 2nd Place: Patricia Nazario, “Questionable Pricing Practices at L.A. Dental Clinic”

About Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. In addition to radio broadcasting, SCPR also operates kpcc.org and the Crawford Family Forum. As a multi-platform public media service, SCPR serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available in the region. SCPR’s flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 220 journalistic honors, more than any other radio news organization in the region. On the air and on the web, SCPR produces two daily weekday shows, Airtalk with Larry Mantle and the Patt Morrison show along with the local weekend show, Offramp with John Rabe. SCPR features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and PRI (Public Radio International). Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.