7:42am

Sun May 22, 2011
AP Awards

Colorado Associated Press Recognizes KUNC News Staff

The Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association recognized the KUNC Newsroom with six awards at their 2011 Awards Luncheon in Denver over the weekend.

News Staffers Brian Larson, Deanna Garcia, Kirk Siegler, Grace Hood and Erin O’Toole received a first place award for Best Newscast. Reporter Grace Hood received top honors in the Investigative Reporting category with a story she co-reported with military investigative reporter Michael de Yoanna about how Fort Carson diagnoses traumatic brain injuries. Hood also took a second place in the General Reporting category.

Hood and reporter Kirk Siegler took both first and second place honors in the Use of Sound category and Siegler won a first place in the Best Feature category for a story about the increased use of wifi in camping. KUNC received awards in the Large/Medium Market category.

KUNC has also been recognized for broadcast excellence this year by the Radio Television Digital News Association with four regional Edward R. Murrow awards and four awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association.