KEPR story earns 1st place in award from Society of Professional Journalists

SEATTLE, Wash. -- A story about a sex offender moving into a neighborhood near an elementary school has earned KEPR Action News Reporter Frances Watson a 1st place award. The honor is for the General News category for the awards given the the Society of Professional Journalists, Region 10.

At a gala in Seattle, the story by Ms. Watson was part of the Television Categories, for small market news. The original story can be found here. It was part of KEPR's coverage of a Level III sex offender moving into a Richland neighborhood right across from an elementary school. Ms. Watson spoke to the sex offender in her report.

Stories presented on KEPR and KIMA received four awards in all at the gala. A full list of winners may be found here.