KLAS, WXYZ, WVUE Win Prestigious DuPont-Columbia Prizes

Landmark's KLAS Las Vegas, Scripps' WXYZ Detroit and
Louisiana Media Company's WVUE New Orleans won prestigious duPont-Columbia
awards, given out by Columbia Journalism School for "excellence in
broadcast and digital news."

Public broadcasting stations claiming duPonts include KCET
in Southern California and WGBH in Boston. Fourteen winners were announced,
including USA Today and CBS News.

KLAS won for its report "Desert Underwater." WVUE
won for "Dirty Deeds" and "Hiding Behind the Badge." WXYZ
was awarded for "Wayne County Confidential," a series on government
corruption.

Scripps says the WXYZ reports led to "an FBI investigation, a series of
indictments, criminal charges, resignations, firings and stronger ethics
rules."

"The duPont-Columbia award recognizes the very best in
broadcast journalism," said Ed Fernandez, divisional vice president for
Scripps television and WXYZ vice president and general manager. "WXYZ is
honored to receive this award for upholding the highest journalism standards as
we serve our community."

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.