News 6′s ‘Driving Change’ initiative leads to national community service award
By now, you’ve probably seen some of our “Driving Change” reports. Hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation, the Service to America Awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. That initiated a campaign WKMG calls Driving Change, a relentless multi-faceted, multi-year campaign led by Matt Austin and WKMG-TV/ClickOrlando.com to strengthen Florida’s texting and driving law. I am very proud that my station allowed us to do just that.”Here’s more on the community service effort, “Driving Change: Florida’s Texting and Driving Law,” which was the force behind the win. Last year, WKMG TV was honored with this award for their work to change Florida law to allow first responders suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to get the benefits they deserved.