KPIX’s Thuy Vu has won the “Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent” Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). Vu won for her composite of three stories:
- Mendota, a Central Valley town with the state’s highest unemployment rate, nearly 42%;
- Khmer Rouge survivors telling their stories publicly for the first time;
- Re-opening of Angel Island.
The Gracies each year recognize “exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.”
In 2009, CBS 5 received two Gracie Awards for “Assignment Africa,” the series of stories reported from Ghana by Dana King and Craig Franklin.
This year’s awards will be presented at the AWRT’s annual dinner on May 25th at the Beverly Hilton in LA.