KOSU, StateImpact Earn 13 Awards From Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists

KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma have won 13 awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter for stories that aired during 2019.

It was a clean sweep in the 'General News' category, as former StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Jackie Fortiér took first and second place, and former KOSU student reporter Lenora LaVictoire took third place.

It was another clean sweep in the 'Investigative and Enterprise Reporting' category, with StateImpact criminal justice reporter Quinton Chandler earning first place, while former KOSU education reporter Emily Wendler nabbed second place and Fortiér won third place. 

KOSU Morning Edition host Michael Cross won first place for 'Best Newscast.'

KOSU intern Matthew Viriyapah won first place in the 'Interview / Talk Show / Special Program' category.

Former StateImpact Oklahoma managing editor Joe Wertz took home first place in the 'Feature' category

Chandler also earned second place in the 'Government and Criminal Justice Reporting' category, while LaVictoire grabbed third place.

KOSU reporter Kateleigh Mills took second place in the 'Election Reporting' category.

KOSU executive director Rachel Hubbard won second place in the 'Live Broadcast' category.

KOSU has won more than 100 awards from Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter since 2011.


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