Regional reporters Anna King and Tom Banse have won top awards in the 2011 Northwest Society of Professional Journalists Awards. King and Banse report for Northwest Public Radio as part of the Northwest News Network.
Anna King won First Place in Investigative Reporting for her series, “Hanford’s Flawed Safety Culture.” The same reporting went into Anna’s First Place in Magazines, Environmental Affairs for her article in Seattle Magazine, “Safe Enough?”
Tom Banse won Second Place in the General News Reporting category, for “Big Bang At Dam Launches Hope For Salmon And Kayakers.”
Northwest Public Radio congratulates Anna and Tom for their excellent work!