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GOOD4UTAH’S KIM FISCHER HONORED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT ISSUES REPORTING
March 28, 2016, Salt Lake City -- Utah’s first television station, ABC4 Utah (KTVX – Channel 4) and its affiliate, Utah’s CW30, are proud to announce a special honor bestowed upon news anchor and reporter Kim Fischer. The Alliance for Women in Media is honoring Fischer with a national Gracie Award for excellence in covering sexual assault in Utah. The Gracie Awards celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions in electronic media and affiliates.
“This is such an immense honor to be recognized alongside some of the most amazing women in media, for a topic that deserves all the attention it can get,” says Kim Fischer, ABC4 Utah News Anchor and Investigative Reporter. “Stories like this bring attention to a problem, plaguing the state of Utah. The fact that it was awarded by a group of my peers shows other journalists agree.”
“Kim continually demonstrates outstanding professionalism, fair and balanced journalistic integrity and devotion to covering these tough topics,” says George Severson, Director of News and Local Content for ABC4 Utah and Utah’s CW30. “This recognition is well deserved. We’re proud of Kim’s efforts to bring awareness to these important issues.”
“Our station truly lives by our motto, Good4Utah,” says Fischer. “We don't just tell stories, we search for solutions. That's the goal with these stories... to help end a pervasive problem. That's Good4Utah."
Fischer will be honored at a ceremony on June 27 in New York.
Learn more about The Gracies online at http://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/2017-gracie-winners/
Learn more about Kim Fischer online at http://www.good4utah.com/team/kim-fischer
About Good4Utah Television:
KTVX Television is Utah’s first television station, broadcasting from studios located in Salt Lake City, Utah since April 19, 1948. Better known as ‘ABC4 Utah’, KTVX serves the Utah television market including some sections of Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming. KTVX and its sister station KUCW are owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. based in Irving, Texas. For more information visit www.good4utah.com.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.:
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 170 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.
For more information about Good4Utah, ABC4 Utah News or Utah’s CW30 News, please contact:
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