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Fox Reporter Valdez Wins ‘Courage Award’

KTTV-TV reporter Tony Valdez received the "Courage Award" at the "31st Annual John Anson Ford Human Relations Awards" in Los Angeles Thursday.

Valdez was recognized for his dedication in working toward uniting Los Angeles’ diverse communities.

Other recipients of the award were Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme for their work on NBC’s The West Wing

The award was established by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations and the Board of Supervisors.

Valdez is a general-assignment reporter at KTTV-TV, Fox’s owned-and-operated station in Los Angeles, having joined the station in June 1980. He also profiles criminal suspects and missing persons in "L.A.’s Most Wanted," a weekly news segment that inspired John Walsh’s America’s Most Wanted

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.