PBS SoCal Wins for “Best News Reporting”


Reporter David Nazar Awarded Golden Mike

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2015) – PBS SoCaL reporter David Nazar has been honored with a Golden Mike Award by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California. Nazar was recognized for Best News Reporting for Division B during the 65th Annual Golden Mike Awards Presentation Dinner at the Universal Hilton in Universal City on Saturday, January 24th, 2015.

The Best News Reporting award is given to the individual reporter’s enterprise on a single, one-time news story produced by the News Department. The segment that garnered Nazar the honor featured a story about the Los Angeles Unified School District’s homeless population. The news report explored how the Los Angeles Unified School District alone has identified 15,000 children within its boundaries who live on the street or in shelters.

Nazar spent time with Nora Perez, a Los Angeles Unified School District homeless student, who lived in the back of a car while attending a high school in Los Angeles. In the report Nazar shined a light on the district’s program, “Homeless Education Program,” which provides students in need with mental health assistance, wellness centers, tutoring, school supplies and the basic necessities to get off the street.

Nazar’s news report originally appeared on PBS SoCaL’s news and public affairs program, “SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff.” The segment was also featured on PBS NewsHour and broadcast on PBS stations nationally, as a part of the American Graduate project, a public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

About PBS SoCaL

PBS SoCaL is the only station in the Greater Los Angeles area providing the full PBS schedule to Southern California and is home to all PBS program premieres as they are released nationally. As Southern California’s full-service PBS station, PBS SoCaL provides early education, access to a broad array of arts and culture, and programs for, about and by the people of Southern California.

PBS SoCaL is the parent to three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCaL Plus, and PBS SoCaL World, which are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California. PBS SoCaL offices are located in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa.  PBS SoCaL is proudly, our communities’ largest classroom, largest stage for the arts and trusted source of information. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.

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