News 6 named award finalist for Driving Change campaign

National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation recognizes WKMG-TV

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation in April announced that WKMG-TV News 6 was a finalist for its Service to Community award.

News 6 was honored for its Driving Change campaign, an initiative to change texting-and-driving laws in Florida.

“Local broadcasters play a crucial role in informing, supporting and strengthening communities across our country,” said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. “This year’s winners represent the ethos of broadcasting and the industry’s unwavering commitment to public service. We look forward to honoring these outstanding stations in the nation’s capital.” 

Other stations recognized in the same category include: 

  • KDVR Denver, Coloriado, “FOX31 Problem Solvers: Serving Those Who Serve,” Tribune Media (winner)
  • KCBS-TV Los Angeles, California, “Stephanie’s Day,” CBS Corporation
  • KOB-TV Albuquerque, New Mexico, “#ABQ4ward,” Hubbard Broadcasting
  • WCCO-TV Minneapolis, Minnesota, “WCCO-TV’s Pulling Together,” CBS Corporation
  • WGBO-TV Chicago, Illinois, “Fin de DACA – End of DACA,” Univision Communications
  • WOIO-TV Cleveland, Ohio, “2 Strong 4 Bullies,” Raycom Media
  • WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina, “Searching for a Fix,” Capitol Broadcasting Company 

The awards program is in its 20th year.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry.


About the Author:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.