Local

KPCC wins 6 awards at 68th Golden Mikes

Ultrarunner Martine Sesma descends the Pacific Crest Trail as she completes mile 26 of a 100-mile footrace, the Angeles Crest 100.
Ultrarunner Martine Sesma descends the Pacific Crest Trail as she completes mile 26 of a 100-mile footrace, the Angeles Crest 100.
Sharon McNary/KPCC

Didn't think public radio reported on sports? Think again. KPCC's Sharon McNary took home a trophy at the 68th Golden Mike Awards for her story about ultra-marathoning mom Martine Sesma, a rape and child abuse survivor who runs as a form of therapy.

KPCC reporters Priska Neely (left) and Mary Plummer (right) hold up their trophies at the 68th Golden Mike Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
KPCC reporters Priska Neely (left) and Mary Plummer (right) hold up their trophies at the 68th Golden Mike Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
KPCC

Hosted by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California, the annual awards honor journalists in both mediums. The ceremony was held Saturday night. 

KPCC journalists also took home awards for Broke: A Special Report by Rina Palta and Priska Neely about why more California families are becoming homeless, Behested Payments by Aaron Mendelson and Mary Plummer about the tricky area of philanthropy where politicians solicit millions for their favorite causes, AirTalk's live coverage of the great North American solar eclipse, The Frame's story on the legacy of "The Joy Luck Club" and a look at why California gun sales are shattering records.

Reporter Dave Lopez and two veteran local news anchors — Chuck Henry of our media partner NBC4 and Christine Devine of KTTV/Fox 11 — received Lifetime Achievement awards.

You can see a full list of winners and finalists here.

Award-winning KPCC reporters (left to right) Aaron Mendelson, Mary Plummer, Priska Neely and Sharon McNary at the 68th Golden Mike Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Award-winning KPCC reporters (left to right) Aaron Mendelson, Mary Plummer, Priska Neely and Sharon McNary at the 68th Golden Mike Awards on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
KPCC