Northwest Public Radio’s Anna King has been honored with two Gracie Awards: the first names her Outstanding Correspondent in public radio; the second recognizes her coverage of last year’s wildfires in central Washington. The awards were announced Monday.
The Gracie Award – given by the Alliance for Women in Media - recognizes great journalism and programming in all media created by and for women.
“Anna’s work exemplifies the work public radio reporters aspire to every day,” said Kerry Swanson, station manager of Northwest Public Radio. “Her ability to tell untold stories, capture important voices and provide insights into events has served audiences in the Northwest and around the country to better understand the region.”
As a reporter for Northwest Public Radio, King covered central Washington wildfires, the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, investigations into safety at Hanford, all in just the last year. Her stories air nationwide on NPR newscasts and programs.
King was also named WSU’s 2016 Woman of the Year. She created the 2015 series Daughters of Hanford, examining the lives of women touched by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. It is now a multimedia work on display at The REACH in Richland.
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