KCLU Wins 5th National Journalism Award

Jun 25, 2019

KCLU has been honored a national Society of Professional Journalists Award for its coverage of the Borderline Bar and Grill Shooting/Hill and Woolsey Fire coverage.

KCLU News Director Lance Orozco received the SPJ award for "Best Radio Breaking News Reporting" (Market 101+) for his live field reporting during the pair of disasters in Ventura and Los Angeles County.

He received the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in an event hosted by NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson (pictured with Lance above).  

KCLU has now won four national SPJ awards, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as more than two dozen regional Murrows for excellence in broadcast journalism.

KCLU provided extensive live and followup coverage of the traumatic attack and its aftermath, as well as of the two fires which burned more than 100,000 acres of land, and destroyed more than 1600 structures.