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KVPR podcasts, news reporting honored at 2022 Golden Mike Awards

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Golden Mike Awards

KVPR’s hit podcast Escape From Mammoth Pool was among the five station honorees at the recent Golden Mike Awards in Los Angeles. The 72nd annual awards event, hosted by the Radio Television News Association of Southern California, is among the most respected honors for broadcasters in the region. The awards honor excellence in broadcast journalism for tv, radio and digital broadcasters in the region from San Diego to Fresno.

Escape From Mammoth Pool received honors in the “Best Podcast Feature Reporting” category. Another KVPR podcast “COVID-19 This Week: San Joaquin Valley” was honored with the award for best continuing coverage. KVPR’s program “Valley Edition” also won the award for “Best Talk Show or Public Affairs Program.”

Other station honorees included KVPR News Director Alice Daniel for her reporting on a multi-generational Parlier family’s experience with COVID-19, winning the award for “Best Individual Writing.” KVPR reporter Kerry Klein won honors for “Best Investigative Reporting” for her coverage of COVID-19 deaths among the patient population of Coalinga State Hospital.

A list of all 72nd Golden Mike Awards winners can be found here. All of KVPR's awards came in Division B, which is reserved for small newsrooms in Southern California.